Trivandrum Holiday Packages

The southern tip of God’s Own Country is home to the administrative and cultural hub of the State, Thiruvananthapuram. From a landscape naturally endowed with some of the most picturesque visuals possible along with culturally relevant holy sites that have thrived for more than a thousand years, this area has something for everyone. Young and old alike, all can experience their own slice of Kerala here, tailor-made to their individual preference. Listed below are some of the most prominent places of interest in the State capital.

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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

The Padmanabhaswamy temple is a Hindu temple located in Kerala's state capital Thiruvananthapuram, India. The temple is built in an intricate fusion of the Kerala style. The principal deity Padmanabhaswamy is enshrined in the 'Anantha Shayana' posture, the eternal yogic sleep on the serpent Adi Shesha. Padmanabhaswamy is the tutelary deity of the royal family of Travancore. The titular Maharaja of Travancore, Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma, is the trustee of the temple.

  • Morning Timings: 03.15 AM To 12:00 PM
  • Evening Timings: 05.00 PM To 07.20 PM
  • Special darshan: INR 150
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Kovalam

Kovalam is a small coastal town in the southern Indian state of Kerala, south of Thiruvananthapuram. At the southern end of Lighthouse Beach is a striped lighthouse with a viewing platform. Palm-backed beaches also include Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach. Heading south, Vizhinjam Juma Masjid mosque overlooks the busy fishing harbor. Inland, Sagarika Marine Research Aquarium displays technology used in pearl production.The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising are some of them. The tropical sun acts so fast that one can see the faint blush of coppery tan on the skin in a matter of minutes.

  • Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 16 km
  • Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 10 km
  • The Lighthouse
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Shangumugham Beach

The vast stretch of white sand and the serene atmosphere, away from the crowd in the city, provide all the ingredients for relaxation and for spending an ideal evening. There is also a 'Star Fish Restaurant' with eating kiosks and open-air theatre with car parking facilities. Good food can be enjoyed at the Old Coffee House, just across the beach, which is also a vantage point for enjoying the sunset. The beach is not well maintained, with garbage littering the entire area.

  • Free Entry for everyone
  • Day and evening time is favorable
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Ponmudi

Ponmudi peak is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the Arabian Sea. Ponmudi is also called Kashmir of Kerala and is a popular honeymoon destination in South India. The normal temperature of Ponmudi is between 18°C to 25°C. Ponmudi offers beautiful trekking trails to many other wonders of nature hidden away from the casual eyes. All day you can walk through the promising trails with greater excitements. Trekking to Varayadumotta, the most popular trekking trail in Ponmudi offers the panoramic view of the hills along with the Nilgiri Tahrs. Considered as one of the toughest in Trivandrum, it is 18 km trek (one side). Prior booking is needed to avail this package.

  • Entry Fee: Rs 20/- for Adult & Rs 10/- for Children
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Neyyar Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary

The Neyyar Dam nearby is also famous due to its many features, chief amongst them being a picturesque picnic spot for families, friends and solo-travellers alike. It boasts of a beautiful Watch Tower, a Deer Park, a Lion Safari Park and a Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre as well. The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary of which the dam is a part is the habitat of over a hundred species of fauna including the Asian Elephant, tiger, leopard, Slender Loris and reptiles and amphibians like the King Cobra, Travancore Tortoise, etc. One can avail boating facilities at the reservoir which provides for a beautiful panoramic view of the area.

  • Timing: 9AM to 7 PM
  • To go lion safari park it is Rs.415 per head.
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Madavoorpara

A lesser-known pristine destination situated 300 feet above sea level, Madavoorpara is a favourite with pilgrims and tourists. The place is noted for its cave temple and Bamboo Bridge. History sleeps in the rock-cut Shiva Temple here that dates back to the 9th Century CE. The rock shrine currently under the protection of the Department of Archaeology has a pillar with inscriptions in Vattezhuthu, the ancient Malayalam script. The temple has attracted the attention of researchers and culture enthusiasts with its archaeological and historical significance.

  • No entry passes.
  • The 100 m long Bamboo Bridge
  • Rock-cut Shiva Temple

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