Top Tourist Places To Visit in Thiruvananthapuram

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Thiruvananthapuram

  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Kerala
  • India
  • Calling Code

    91 (0)471

  • Area

    214.86 km2 (82.96 sq mi)

  • Best Time to Visit
    September to May.
  • Climate
    The influence of sea and proximity to the equator affects the climate to a great extent. It is very moderate, not very hot nor very cold.
  • Main Languages
    Malayalam, Malayalam mixed with Tamil and English.
  • Population

    According to 2011 Indian Census, the population of the region is 657,730

  • Temperature
    Summer - Max : 36.2. Min : 20.6. Winter - Max : 35.0. Min : 18.0.

Thiruvananthapuram Overview

Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is the capital city of Kerala. It is also the headquarters of Thiruvananthapuram District. Situated on the west coast of India; the father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi also called it the "Evergreen city of India". The city is also one of the major exporters of software in the state and is also reckoned as a chief IT hub.

The city, Thiruvananthapuram is also home to many central and state government offices and all year round a lot of political activities take place in the region. There are also many schools, and science & technology institutes in the city. The University of Kerala is also located here.

Thiruvananthapuram is counted amongst the 10 greenest cities in the country. The city was called Trivandrum until 1991 and it had derived its name from the word ‘thiru-anantha-puram’, a Malayalam word. Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple located here is the richest temple in the whole world.

Climate & Geography

Thiruvananthapuram is nestled on 7 hills near the shores of the sea. Slumped on the west coast of the country, the city is bordered by Laccadive Sea from west side. The city also sprawls on the banks of rivers, Karamana and Killi. Thiruvananthapuram experiences tropical monsoon climate and tropical savanna climate. The maximum mean temperature of the city is 34 °C and minimum mean temperature is 21 °C. March, April and May are hottest months, and December, January and February are coldest months.


One can easily get the cars, bicycles and two wheelers on rent while in Thiruvananthapuram. One can also opt for public transport such as taxis, buses and auto rickshaws.

Car/Taxi: All public cabs running in the city are ambassadors and one can also book modern cars by making a request to the hotel or the travel agent.

Bus: The various buses in the city are operated by government (KSRTC) and several private companies. During the peak hours, the buses are usually very crowded.

Auto Rickshaw: Auto rickshaws are the cheapest way of travelling and one can board an auto rickshaw easily from any bus stand, auto rickshaw stand or from the railway station.

Shopping & Entertainment

Some of the popular shopping plazas in the city are SARWAA Your Lifestyle Store, Glen Lear, Style Plus, Saphalyam Shopping Complex etc. If one moves around in the city with a shopping agenda, one can find any thing from books, jewellery, textiles, handicrafts etc. There are many art galleries, theatres and movie halls in the city too.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How Many Days Should I Plan for Thiruvananthapuram Trip?
    3-4 days.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Thiruvananthapuram?
    Trivandrum International Airport and Trivandrum Central Railway Station.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Thiruvananthapuram?
    Flights and trains are the primary transportation options to reach Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Thiruvananthapuram?
    Onam, Attukal Pongala, and Thrissur Pooram are some of the major festivals celebrated in Thiruvananthapuram.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Thiruvananthapuram?
    Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum, Kovalam Beach, and Poovar Island.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Thiruvananthapuram?
    Sadya, Malabar parotta, Puttu, and Villa Maya are recommended.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Thiruvananthapuram?
    Hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and homestays.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Thiruvananthapuram?
    Yes, buses and trains are available for public transportation.
  • What are the transportation options available in Thiruvananthapuram?
    Taxis, autos, buses, and rental cars.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Thiruvananthapuram?
  • What is the best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram?
    October to February.
  • What Activities can be done in Thiruvananthapuram?
    Visit beaches, explore historical sites, enjoy backwater cruises, and indulge in Ayurvedic treatments.
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