Trivandrum houses several destinations that attracts visitors for both domestic and international circuit. FromPadmanabhapuram palace, Kovalam beach, Napier Museum and zoo, Neyyar wildlife sanctuary, Neyyar dam, Kuthira Malika palace to Varkala cliffs you will find several places worth visiting.
The palatial Padmanabhapuram palace:
Trivandrum tourism has seen increase in tourist in the recent years. The region attracts travelers visit both the historical and natural beauty the place houses. Padmanabhapuram palace and Padmanabhaswamy temple are amongst the known historical places that’s have earned global recognition. The temple has earned worldwide fame for its mysterious vault beneath in the lowest level of the temple. This holy temple attracts millions of pilgrims and tourists every year.
The palace showcases fine Kerala architecture. The interiors comprise of intricately carved rosewood carvings. The murals are intact and are from the 17th& 18th century. Inside you will also find a musical bow made of mahogany wood.
Inside the palace:
Inside the palace you will find Chinese jars, weapons used in actual warfare, brass lamps, antique polished furniture and an old style toilet.
The Temple has earned so much attention for its mysterious vault that has no latch. The temple was showcased on History channel under a 30-minute episode covering the security set ups. A strict dress code needs to be followed to enter the premises of the temple.
Padmanbhapuram palace is located in the Kanyakumari district. The time to visit the temple is from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
The temple is closed on Mondays and national holidays.
The temple holds a lot of historical significance therefore it is open to Indian citizens at a cost of rupees 25 and rupees 200 for foreigners.
Trivandrum has seen rampant modernization over the years. The history of the city remains intact however. Constant efforts are made to restore and keep the history alive. The historical buildings are preserved to ensure the future generation gets to see the history of Trivandrum.
Development around the temple area:
Efforts were made to restore and keep the history alive. However, development has brought a lot of change around this historical place. Volvo state transportation bus facilities have made way in the urban and suburban regions. Urban rail and proposal for monorail is around the corner.
Thiruvananthapuram International airport takes care of Trivandrum’s flight requirement making it the first international airport besides the metropolitan cities. There are direct flight services to Singapore, Malaysia, Middles East and Maldives – all prime tourist destinations. These features make tourism in Trivandrum and from Trivandrum absolutely easy.