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    Travel tips for visiting Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala


    Planning a trip to Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala? Quickly get useful travel tips when you visit places in and around Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala.

    We were planning to go to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala this month. I need some tips and guidelines to travel safely in that city. We were planning to go to Ananthapadnabha Swamy temple, Kanyakumari and then Madhurai. I would like to know -
    1. Are Ola and Uber cab services available there?
    2. Suggest some good travel packages with details of what is included and the approximate cost for those packages.
    3. Any general tips while travelling in and around Thiruvanthapuram.
  • Answers

    6 Answers found.
  • 1. Thiruvananthapuram is having very good hotels at affordable prices. They are very safe.
    2. Anatapadmanbha Swamy is very attractive and one should visit that temple without fail. This is in the center of the city. Taxis are available to go there. This temple is very near to many of the good hotels and you can even walk down to the temple. There is a dress code for the people to visit this temple. The required clothes will be available on rent and you can get them and after darshan, you can return it. I have visited this temple two times and it will take a maximum of 3 hours to have a good darshan.
    3. Kanyakumari is about 95 km from Trivandrum by road. There are trains from this place to Kanyakumari. The distance by train is about 87 Km. There are buses also. You will get taxis also. My personal opinion is to hire good Innova and go by road. You can visit all the places comfortably. I have gone to this place with my family on the road from Trivandrum. The road is good. Please visit the Vivekananda rock memorial also here.
    4. From Trivandrum to Madurai, the distance by road is about 316 Km. By train, the distance is 300 Km. The aerial distance is about 200 Km. There are three direct trains from this place to Madurai. There are many direct buses from this place to Madurai. Kallada Travels is one of the famous operators operating buses from this place to Madurai. There is a flight also from Trivandrum to Madurai.

    You can complete your site seeing in Trivandrum and then Kanyakumari. Once you finish these two places you can go by bus or train to Madurai. From Madurai, you can go back to your place.

    5. Ola and Uber cabs are available in this place.

    drrao
    always confident

  • Thiruvananthapuram is a calm and quite city and there are many attractions near and there around the city. It is not ananthapadnabha Swamy temple, the correct name is Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple which is world famous now with its hidden wealth. It is a huge temple and the artistic work carved in rocks are very attractive. The temple constructed at the time of Travancore king ruling. The male must wear "mundu" inside the temple and no trousers, lungis or pants allowed. Also for ladies, sari is the allowed cloth. No Chudidars or such other cloths allowed inside the temple. As everyone knows the daety is Padmanabha Swamy is another form of Mahavishnu. In this temple the daety can see in the form of laying down, not in standing position.

    Uber and Ola cabs are available in the city and Kovalam area.

    Other than Sri Padmanabha Swamy temple, you can see many attractive beaches in Thiruvananthapuram. They include Shankumukham which is in the city and a famous outing area for the people living in the city. Kovalam is a world famous beach near to Thiruvananthapuram. Varkala is another outstanding beach where lot of foureigners travel there. Veli Lake and beach is another attraction for both kids and elder people. Ponmudi is a hill station near Thiruvananthapuram.

    Thiruvananthapuram is a safe city to roam around in the normal conditions and being the capital city, you will get the police help immediately if required.

    Regards,

    Winners are too busy to be sad,too positive to be doubtful,too optimistic to be fearful and too determined to be defeated.

  • City of Thiruvanthapuram (Trivandrum) is the Capital of Kerala and is an excellent example of Kerala's urban and cultural life. It is a heritage city that offer various sights like temples, museum, and beautiful beaches and is one of the best tourist place of South India. City is built upon seven hills and its famous cuisine is seafood and South Indian dishes. Following are points about the Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala:

    1. Ola and Uber cabs are available there. Besides, some other private taxis and cabs are also available there which can be easily hired. Some local cab/taxis are Mango Cabs (Contact No. +91 99954 66066 website: www.mangocabs.in) and TaxiTel (Contact No. +91 75609 29292, website: www.taxitel.in). You can hire taxi/cab for full day or even for few hours for site seeing.

    2. You can get tour packages for Thiruvanthapuram online on make my trip, trivago, holidify or IRCTC. Cost of packages ranges between Rs. 10,000 to Rs.60,000.

    3. Nearest airport is Thiruvanthapuram . Buses and trains are also easily available. Best time to visit Thiruvanthapuram is from October to February due to favorable weather conditions.

    Beautiful places to visit in Thiruvanthapuram are:
    a) Temples
    1. Padmanabhaswamy Temple: This temple is also known as Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located in centre of the city and is famous for its beautiful architecture and 18-feet high idol of Lord Vishnu.
    2. Attukal Bhagawati temple: It is located in Attukal and is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali (Kannaki). It is located just 2 km away from Padmanabhaswamy temple.
    3. Aazhimala Mahadeva Temple: It is located in Kazhivoor and is dedicated to Lord Siva. Annual temple festival takes place in January and February. If you are planning to going ther during this period you can attend this festival.
    4. Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple : It is also located in Karikkakom, Thiruvanthapuram and is dedicated to Goddess Chamundi Devi.It is situated at a distance of 7 km from Padmanabhaswamy temple.
    5. Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple: this temple is located at East Fort, Thiruvanthapuram and is dedicated to Lord Ganesh (Sri Mahaganapathy).

    b) Museums:
    1. Keralam - Museum of History and Heritage: It is located in Vikas Bhawan. This museum depicts the artifact of history of Kerala. You can visit it from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
    2. Napier Museum: This museum is located at LMS Vellayambalam Rd, Palayam. It displays 19th centuary architecture and is dedicated to Indian divinity and rulers of Kerala. It opens from 10:00 AM-4.30 PM.
    3. Puthe Maliga Palace Museum: It is also known as the Kuthira Malika. It is located at East Fort, Thiruvanthapuram and is situated near to Padmanabhaswamy temple and famous for its Travancore styled architecture. It displays precious paintings, traditional furniture, and other collections of the royal family.
    Opening hours are 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
    4. Thiruvananthapuram Zoo: It is located at Nanthancodu, Trivandrum It is Asia's oldest zoo and inhabitated leopards, deer, hippos, reptiles, and other animals.

    c) Kovalam Beach: It is the most famous beach of Thiruvanthapuram and located about 15 km away from city centre. Other beautiful beaches are Shanghumukham Beach and Hawa beach.

    d) Chalai Bazaar and Connemara market are the famous shopping places

  • Thiruvananthapuram the southern most city of Kerala is famous for many exotic beaches , religious cites and water spots.
    The tourist attractions are Padmanav Swamy Temple, Akkulam Lake, Agstya Mala Peak, Veli Logoons etc.
    The entire place Thiruvananthapuram is full of temples and is surrounded by devotees and tourists throughout the year. Padmanav Swami Temple is the most visited place and it attracts the tourists not only of our country but the foreign tourists do drop here as well. This temple is the best example of an architectural style of Dravidians. The architectural style and the spirituality of this temple attract tourists from all the pockets of the country.
    The other temples are Attukal Bhagwati Temple also known as Sabrimala of women would provide you best attraction.
    Napier Museum constructed in 19 th century and located at Palayam displays fine architectural creation. The construction activity was taken up by the rulers of Kerala.
    Kovalam Beach - It is around 15 km away from the main city and it witnesses crowds of large visitors.
    Ola and Uber services are available here and tourists won't face inconvenience on that account.
    Tour packages are also available of different agencies ranging between Rs 15000/- and 60000/-. This may be taken from IRCTC, make my trips etc.

  • You can have a nice and comfortable trip and stay at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
    I hope you would have booked your train/plane tickets by now to reach Thiruvananthapuram.
    The city has many hotels at affordable rates.
    The convenience of the city is that the main railway station and the main bus terminals are very nearby-in fact just opposite to each other. The interstate bus stand to Tamil Nadu (Kanyakumari) is also in the same vicinity.

    Hence I suggest you book a hotel near that place. The place is called Thampanoor. You can search the net and book a suitable hotel taking a cue from the feedbacks from earlier tourists.
    There are many restaurants in that area. Some of the hotels have restaurants on their premises too.
    The place where the main bus stand and main(central) railway station are there is called Thampanoor. Thampanoor will be the ideal place to stay as it is easy to reach everywhere from there and also many hotels and restaurants are there. Padmanabhaswamy temple is very near to the Main bus stand and Central Railway station. You can go by auto. If you are interested in walking, you can go by walk also. It may be about 20 mts walk. The direction is easy and by main roads.
    There is the office of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) in the vicinity of the Bus stand and Railway station in Thampanoor, Tvm. KTDC is operating daily package tours for local sightseeing and to Kanyakumari etc.
    Otherwise, also many travel agents can arrange a taxi for your customized travel.
    You can go to Kanyakumari by regular line bus of Kerala State, or Tamil Nadu from the main bus stand.
    Ola/Uber are also there but may not be easily available as per your needs all the time.

    The only special tip I have to give is that when visiting Padmanabhaswamy temple, men have to wear dhotis and there should not be any upper cloth-like shirt, banian, etc. Women have to be dressed decently, preferably in Kerala style' settu' or normal Saree.


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