Snuggled between the Arabian Sea and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Western Ghats, Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the beautiful state of Kerala, almost touches the southern tip of India. Skirted by backwaters, beaches and dotted with a number of scenic waterfalls and lakes, the city enthralls one with its natural charms.

Its serenity and tranquillity, coupled with restful surroundings have made Thiruvananthapuram a hub of spas and wellness resorts that provide overall relaxation, detoxification, and Ayurveda and yoga facilities. To get more restive and immersive experiences, tourists can stay over at these resorts and enjoy a wholesome treatment, replete with organic food, therapeutic massages, meditations and natural therapies.

The city is also the cultural hub of the state and enjoys a prominent position of boasting dedicated platforms for Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Koodiyattam and other dance forms of Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram also celebrates festivals with great gusto, Onam (harvest festival) in particular, which is characterised by delicious food, the famed boat race on the backwaters, and a grand parade.
The diverse culture of the state is aptly reflected in its cuisine, which is as vibrant as it is delicious. From the 28-course Onam Sadya to the mouthwatering Malabar parotta, the food culture of the city makes for an unforgettable experience.

One of the oldest cities in the country, Thiruvananthapuram has been bestowed with a rich legacy of heritage monuments, spectacular architecture evolved under different rulers, spiritual wonders and cultural gems. Its colonial name 'Trivandrum' is still popularly used. Built on seven hills, its name is a culmination of the words “Thiru Anantha Puram”, or the town of the Holy Anantha, and is christened after Ananthan, who is the cosmic serpent said to have a thousand heads, on whose coils Lord Mahavishnu reclines. The city finds mention in Roman and Greek literature as well. Legend has it that sage Parasurama took away Kerala from the sea god, Varuna, to create 'God’s Own Land' (Kerala).

Immersive Experience

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Sree Chithra Art Gallery

Sree Chithra Art Gallery

One of the oldest art galleries in the state, the Sree Chithra Art...

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum

The name 'Kuthiramalika’ means palace of horses and the museum houses...

The Napier Museum

The Napier Museum

In the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city lies the great Napier Museum...

Kovalam Beach

Kovalam Beach

Since as early as the 1930s, Kovalam Beach has been an...

Ponmudi

Ponmudi

One of the best ways to spend time in Thiruvananthapuram, according...

Poovar Island

Poovar Island

The rare phenomenon of a lake, a river, the sea and a beach meeting...

Napier Museum

Napier Museum

The Napier Museum and the Natural History Museum lie at the heart of...

Thiruvallam Backwater

Thiruvallam Backwater

The backwaters of Kerala, running parallel to the Arabian Sea, are...

Aruvikkara Dam

Aruvikkara Dam

On the periphery of Thiruvananthapuram is the Aruvikkara Dam, which...

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Located within the precincts of the East Fort, the Padmanabhaswamy...

Lighthouse Beach

Lighthouse Beach

Fringed by palm trees, and dotted with small shacks selling all kinds...

Chowara Beach

Chowara Beach

Famous for its scenic location, Chowara is a fishing village near...

Elephant Rehabilitation Centre

Elephant Rehabilitation Centre

Located 20 km from Thiruvananthapuram, the Elephant Rehabilitation...

Vizhinjam Rock-cut Cave

Vizhinjam Rock-cut Cave

Dating as far back as the 8th century, the Vizhinjam rock-cut cave is...

Vizhinjam

Vizhinjam

One of the biggest and busiest shipping ports of the region,...

Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari

Poised at the confluence of the Indian Ocean, the Bay of Bengal and...

Varkala

Varkala

Varkala is little less than a paradise for those who are on a quest...

Alappuzha

Alappuzha

Snuggled in the heart of Kerala's backwaters, Alappuzha is...

kumarakom

kumarakom

Sprawled along the shores of the picturesque Vembanad Lake, the...