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Things to do in Trivandrum
Trivandrum, now named as Thiruvananthapuram, is the beautiful capital city of Kerala in Southern India. In fact, Gandhi called it the “Evergreen city of India” for its rolling terrain of coastal hills, beaches, and parks. These natural wonders are also combined with many historical structures, museums, palaces, and lots of other destinations that any type of traveller will love.
Explore the cultural heart of Trivandrum and visit the city’s monuments. Go east to visit the East Fort, which is the entrance to the golden Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. It has many fascinating spots inside for you to check out, like the golden mandap and musical pillars.
See the 500-pillared corridor, which is famous for its sculptures and huge collection of temple mural paintings. You’ll even be dazzled when you see the temple lit up at night.
Feel like royalty and stop by the palaces of Trivandrum. Bring your camera to the vibrant Kanakakunnu Palace, the towering Kowdiar Palace, and the incredible detail of Kuthiramalika Palace and Padmanabhapuram Palace. Don’t forget to add the Kerala Legislature Assembly Complex and its fine architecture to your travel photos too.
Spend an afternoon or two in the city’s best museums. There’s the Kerala Science and Technology Museum, Keralan Museum, Legislature Museum and Napier Museum. If you’re looking for art, just head to the Sree Chithra Art Gallery.
The Chacha Nehru Children's Museum is perfect if you’re travelling with kids, where they can be entertained by the huge collection of dolls, masks, and paintings, as well as its mini aquarium. Bring your family to the Thiruvananthapuram Zoo so you can greet the animals and add a green touch to your travel photos.
Get closer to nature at Ponmudi Hill Station, which is perfect for hiking and trekking. You’ll get incredible views of Trivandrum at the top. If you love water sports and horseback riding by the beach, just visit the Veli Tourist Village.
Looking for a more relaxing time outdoors? Let the sun kiss your skin and go swimming at Kovalam Beach. Check out Shanghumugham Beach, where you can take a selfie with Matsyakanyaka, the gigantic mermaid sculpture, and watch the perfect sunset.
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What you should know
The best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is between October to February, which is the city’s dry season. You can also schedule your trip towards the end of August, so you can celebrate the exciting festival of Onam with the locals.
Bringing a good Hindi phrasebook will truly help you during your trip to Trivandrum.
According to Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, you and other Singaporeans need to secure a visa to fly to India and visit Thiruvananthapuram. Just check out the High Commission of India in Singapore website to know how to apply for your India visa and to get more travel info.
Travelling to and around Trivandrum
Once you touch down at Trivandrum International Airport, you can ride a taxi or bus to reach the city. You can also travel around Trivandrum by taxi, bus, auto-rickshaw, booking your own tours, and walking around the city.
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