Located amidst the serene atmosphere of Kerala is the city of Thiruvananthapuram, also known as "Trivandrum", that narrates to you the prideful Dravidian history and brings to you its pleasant climate and scenic beauty. Once called by Mahatma Gandhi as the “Evergreen City of India”, the place is a must-visit for any nature lover.
Besides its alluring beaches and lush green surroundings, the city has mouth-watering food, glorious buildings and exotic views awaiting your presence. The entire state of Kerala is known for its tradition and offers to you Yoga sessions and ayurvedic massage so that you can have a relaxing vacation.
What Thiruvananthapuram Has to Offer?
The city is a hub of tradition and nature and you can do a plethora of activities here. From taking a stroll around the city to going for a kathakali class, from attending an early-morning yoga session to going for a food expedition, from lazing around at the beach to attend a classical concert, the city will never let you get bored.Following are some of the major attractions:
Thiruvananthapuram houses some of the famous heritage sites including the glorious Golden Hill Palace, the grand Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple and the mighty Huzur Kacheri or the Secretarial Office.
The entire state of Kerala is extremely grounded and is bound to its tradition and culture. You can catch a Kathakali dance show, enjoy classical music shows or get an Ayurvedic massage. All these activities will give you a taste of Kerala’s rich cultural history.
Nature and Beaches
The coastal city of Thiruvananthapuram has some of the most scenic beaches of the world. Laze at the Kovalam beach, enjoy the sunset at the Shanghumukham Beach or gaze at the wonders of nature at the Veli Tourist Village.
Thiruvananthapuram has the spiciest food in the world. Either you want to try the flavorsome Malabari dosa or the crunch roasted fish, the city will leave your tongue craving for more. Their prawn curry is worth dying for.
The city is known for its handicrafts and silk sarees. Even if you don’t want to shop, you can take a stroll around the colorful markets to get a glimpse of the precisely beautiful Kerala art.
The state of Kerala offers the best Yoga lessons in the city. You can stay at the Ashrams and indulge into the simple yet healthy routine with the Yogis and master the age-old practice.