Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala in India. Kerala, regarded as Gods own country is the abode of gods. The regions falling under Kerala are extremely scenic and boast of rich cultivation, biodiversity, infusion of cultures and traditions. Trivandrum being the largest district in Kerala is an influx of concrete structures like in the big cities. Most buildings and monuments in Trivandrum adorn a unique style of architecture involving Kerala Architecture with British and Dravidian influences. Kovalam and Varkala are popular beach towns located near the city and are a major tourist attractions.
Among other sightseeing tours in Trivandrum, the Padmanabhaswamy Temple strikes a pretty imposing picture upon the whole town as it is considered among the richest and grandest temples in the world. Other places of tourist attractions include Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Shanghumukham, Braemore, Ponmudi hills, Poovar Agasthyamala rain forests, Azhimala Beach, Kallar, and Anchuthengu backwaters, Varkala Cliffs and Kappil, Edava lakes etc. Trivandrum also acts as a gateway to major cities in Kerala. Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve located in Trivandrum is a UNESCO declared world heritage site and is frequented by most tourists visiting Kerala.
The city houses one of Asia’s oldest Zoo and also boasts of a thriving education, history and culture scene by housing many different museums like the Napier Museum, Kerala Science and Technology Museum which also includes the Priyadarsini Planetarium, the biggest projection screen in south India. The Puthe Maliga Palace Museum is a 200 year old museum, which is embellished with carved wooden ceilings, marble sculptures and imported Belgian glass where the inside walls are adorned with Kathakali images, an armoury, portraits of maharajas, ornate thrones and many other artefacts. On the other hand, a sightseeing tour in Trivandrum to the palaces of Kuthiramalika and Kilimanoor made in a blend of Kerala and Dravidian style of architecture attracts innumerable tourists visiting the city.