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What You Should Know More About Trivandrum

  • Travel Advice

    • Book your stay and travel facilities well in advance so that you do not have to deal with the last moment mess.

    • Take care of your cash and expensive belongings.

    • Though Trivandrum is a safe place, you are advised not to go out late in the night especially if you are alone.

    • Do not offend the local culture of beliefs in any way.

    • Pre-decide the taxi fare in case you are using it for local commuting.

    • Many people here do not speak English and hence, you are advised to learn some words from the local language in order to carry out basic communication.

  • Drinking Laws

    According to the Alcohol laws of the state of Kerala, the minimum legal drinking age to consume alcohol in Trivandrum is 21 years.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Indian Coffee House

    Filter coffee, the most favourite beverage of South India is an ideal start to your trip. You can visit Indian Coffee House, which has numerous branches all over Kerala. Sit in the calm indoor with simple ambience and drink the most blissful coffee you will ever have in your life and energize yourself for the trip ahead.

    Padmanabhaswamy Temple

    Dedicated to Padmanabhaswamy, this temple is a perfect example for the mix of Keralite and Dravidian architecture reflected at its best. The intricate stonework on the dome of the temple and the entire positive aura and charm of this shrine attracts thousands of tourists every year and this place has a major importance for the local people of Trivandrum as well.

    Academy for Mountaineering and Adventure Sports

    If you are enthusiastic about adventure sports, the Academy for Mountaineering and Adventure sports offers you a plethora of choices to thrill yourself, which range from water sports, sky diving, SCUBA Diving to various other adventures like paragliding. This place has good quality equipment of all sorts and with these, you can either thrill yourself with the assisted adventure activities or also take a short course at the academy.

    Neyyar Dam

    The Neyyar Dam, located on the foothills of the Western Ghats is a famous tourist hub in Trivandrum. The food and facilities provided here by the hospitable locals are worth relishing and the authentic food served here is extremely mouth-watering. You can also enjoy activities like boating on rafts and fishing in the dam and get some sheer relaxation here.

    Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

    The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, which houses various endangered species organizes Lion Safaris and two day treks, out of which, you can opt according to your interests. The Sanctuary is situated 35 kilometers away from Trivandrum and you can reach here by a KSRTC Bus or a private taxi. There are various decent accommodation and dining options available her.

    Chalai Market

    The busy Chalai market is a must visit place for shopping in Trivandrum. It is famous for an array of products, including spices, souvenirs, traditional oils and products, handicrafts and fabrics and you will surely end up buying more than you need at this active and vibrant market of Kerala which has an authentic charm.

    Ayushmanbhava Ayurvedic Centre

    Kerala, especially Trivandrum is famous for its Ayurvedic healing and wellness treatments. The place to get the best of this is the Ayushmanbhava Ayurvedic Centre, which promotes Yoga and Ayurvedic wellness lifestyle. There are various massage and spa treatments available here which will help you relax physically as well as mentally and rejuvenate your body and soul.

    Vizhinjam Lighthouse

    If you want to get a picturesque panoramic view of the city of Trivandrum, you should visit this 45 year old light house, climbing the 150 stairs on it. Located on the Kovalam Beach, this place will give you an aerial view of the vast blue sea and the city. The best time to visit this place is in the morning or evening.

  • What will like you like there?


    Most of the Indian beaches are not up to the mark when it comes to cleanliness and crowd, but the beaches in Trivandrum are superbly clean and serene. You can take a calm walk on the beaches along with the blue waves crashing on the white sand. The beaches are also not very overcrowded here and hence, you can enjoy your own time here.

    Array of Adventure

    There is a wide range of adventure activities you can have here, which include paragliding, sky diving, parasailing and water sports like SCUBA Diving. You will never forget the thrilling experiences you have here as Trivandrum is really famous for all sorts of adventure activities.

    Local Culture and traditions

    Trivandrum is a rural town where people still follow traditions and culture with great dedication and because of this, you will love the entire lifestyle of people over here.

    Shopping options

    There are a lot of things to buy here and no matter how much you love shopping, you will get weak in the knees while shopping here. From spices, local handicrafts and fabric, fragrant oils and soaps, local delicacies and souvenirs, there is no end to the kind of things you will get to buy here.

  • Recommended reads for destination

    Kerala Tourism

    Lonely Planet South India Kerala Travel Guide
    Kerala A Migical Odyssey Hb Timeless Books

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