Quick Getaways near Thiruvananthapuram
- An absolute must
is a visit to Kovalam that lies barely 18 km
away. The beach is considered one of the finest
in the world and provides the perfect ingredients
for an ideal holiday. Besides swimming, there
are opportunities for surfing and water skiing-even
an exhilarating catamaran ride into the sea.
Veli - A short distance away
from the city's airport is the Veli
Lagoon, a serene tourist village by
the side of a beautiful lagoon. It, also has
an exciting range of aqua sports facilities
Ponmudi - About
61 km from Thiruvananthapuram city is located Ponmudi,
an enchanting hill resort with narrow winding pathways
and cool, green environs. Along with a beautiful array
of mountain flowers, exotic butterflies and small
rivulets, Ponmudi offers excellent opportunities for
trekking. With its tea estates and mist-covered valleys
Ponmudi is a fast developing hill resort.
Neyyar Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary - 29 km from the city is Neyyar Dam
that houses a mini wildlife sanctuary, and a crocodile
farm. Additional attractions, by way of boating facilities
and trekking opportunities, make this spot a favourite
Kollam - 66
km from the city, Kollam was the ancient port of
the state, that received ships from all over the
world. The region also houses the Astamudi Lake,
ancient churches, the Thirumullavaram beach and
some Hindu shrines.
Events in Thiruvananthapuram
is the main festival of Kerala, which
is celebrated in the month of August or September.
This is the harvest festival of Kerala and signifies
association of the people with agriculture. Christmas
is the other festival of this part of the country
and the city wears a colorful look during this time
of the year. Classical Music Festival
from January 27 to February 3 every year and is a
great time to enjoy for the lovers of pure classical
music forms such as Carnatic and Hindustani music.
There & Away to Thiruvananthapuram
the capital of Kerala state, Thiruvananthapuram
is well connected to other major cities of India
and the neighboring countries. There are direct
flights to Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi.
Cities in the neighboring countries such as
Colombo, Malé, Singapore, and cities
of Arabian Gulf are connected by the international
is connected to other important cities of India
and Kerala by trains. Regular trains are available
for the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
is connected with Kollam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam,
Trichur, Chennai, Madurai, and Pondicherry by
Around in Thiruvananthapuram
Taxis, buses and
auto rickshaws are available for local transport.
For the adventurous, cycles are also easily available
on hire. Tourist coaches can be hired from the Kerala
Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC).