Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Trivandrum is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Trivandrum a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Trivandrum.
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West Nada, East Fort, Trivandrum 695023, India
03:00 am - 07:20 pm
One of the most popular and richest temples in India, the Pandmanabhaswamy Temple is known for its number of devotees and its massive treasure unearthed in 2011. Perhaps the most mysterious of Indian temples, the Padmanabhaswamy temple still has vaults which are unknown to anyone but the royal family of Travancore and its controversies change with ...
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Thiruvananthapuram, Near Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum, India
04:30 am - 08:30 pm
The Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple is known for its unique Ganesh Idol who has his right knee folded and is in the seated position. The black colored building of the temple with accents of gold stand out amidst the hustle bustle of the street and is known for being crowded during the auspicious days in India.
Do carry a husked coconut here and break...
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Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala 695141
04:00 am - 08:00 pm
2000 years old, the Sree Janardhan Swamy Temple is a favorite tourist spot for its sheer history. The temple faces the Papanasam beach which adds to its spiritual ambience. The main Idol of the temple is of Vishnu’s avatar- Janardhana Swamy.
Do notice the conical Copper dome and square shaped pavilion with exquisite wooden carvings of the Nav...
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Manacaud P.O, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695009
04:30 am - 08:30 pm
The Attukal Temple is a part of the Guinness book of World Records for the largest women gathering festival in the world and is popular for its annual ‘Pongal’ festival which is unique as the rituals are don’t only by women.
Legends tell the story of the Goddess Bhagwathy appearing in front of an old man of a reputable family as a...
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Sooryakanthi Road, Nanthancodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695033
10:00 am - 04:45 pm
Opened in the 1930’s, Shri Chitra Art Gallery is more of an art museum. The place has some of the oldest and popular paintings from famous personalities in kerala. No matter what side of art you want to see- ancient murals or modern trending works of regional artists, the place offers the best of both worlds.
Century old ...
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Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695023
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
Putenmalika, better known as Kuthiramalika and ‘Horse Palace’ is located in the royal area of Trivandrum near the Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
The name ‘Horse Palace’ is synonym with the place for its 122 horses carved in the building which embellish the southern roof of the palace. The Palace was constructed in a short 4 years b...
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Nanthancodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695033
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Built during the late 19th century by Sree Moolam Thirunal, the Kanakakunnu Palacewas used to entertain guests of The Royal family of Travancore. The palace is known for its iconic red-colored building with classic Travancore facades, beautiful royal furniture, and chandeliers which light up the whole place and give it its authentic charm.
Karikkakom Beach, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695007
04:50 am - 08:15 pm
Karrikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple is worshipped to pay respect to the avatar of Kali- the destroyer. The temple is 600 years old and was used as a place to carry out judicial affairs during those times.
The beautiful temple is adorned by the unique idol of the Goddess made form 5 metals- Gold, Copper, Lead, Silver, and Iron.
The temple itself is per...
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Santhigiri Kaanjampra Road, Trivandrum, India
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Established by Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru in 1964, Santhigiri Ashram is as good as hospitality can get. The ashram’s doors are open for one and all and are known for its spiritual ambience, tranquility and an immensely strong foundation of holistic living. The center offers free meals and accommodation and has an Ayurveda Treatment Centre...
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05:30 am - 08:00 pm
Aazhimala Shiva Temple in Kovalam is dedicated to Lord Shiva of Hindu mythology. Located off the coast of Arabian Sea, The Aazhimala Siva Temple is one of the places which the locals reverie in. The early morning and late evenings are the best time to visit the temple and enjoy the view of vast Arabian Sea. Off the beaten path, the soothing sound o...
The Mandavoorpara Siva Temple is home to the idol of Siva and is one of the places of religious importance in the city. The temple is carved out of rocks and the whole terrain is immersed in the natural beauty so intrinsic to Kerala.
A nearby bamboo bridge is loved for its rustic use and the whole place is perfect for a Photographer looking for som...
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Udiyanoor Rd, Maruthumkuzhi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695030
05:00 am - 08:15 pm
Udiyanoor Devi Temple is about 1300 years old and is uniquely constructed to face the North direction, unlike other temples in the region.The temple’s highlight is the main idol with four hands, three of them holding weapons while one holds the conch shell- unique for a Devi idol.
The temple shines at its best during the festivals of Ulakuday...
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Palkulangara, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695024
05:30 am - 08:00 pm
Located a short 1.5 kilometers from the Shree Pandmanabhaswamy Temple, the Palkulangara Devi Temple is another of Trivandrum’s ancient sites.The temple is mentioned in many ancient scriptures and is home to the Goddess Durga- the Mother of the Universe and its uncontainable power.
Legend says that Arjun (of the Pandavas) installed the main Id...
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Kowdiar Gardens, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695003
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Royalty in India is not uncommon and even though a small city, Trivandrum adores the Kowdiar Palace. The palace was built in the early 20th century and gifted by Sri Moolam Thirunaal to Sethu Parvati Bayi. The palace is the functional home of the Travancore royal family and is restricted for Public visits. The palace has more than 150 rooms inside!...
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Mar Ivanios College Rd, Nalanchira, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695015
08:00 am - 07:00 pm
A beautiful church built in the 17th century when the Portuguese where an intrinsic part of South India, the Malankara Church is easy to spot as you travel around Thiruvananthapuram. The Church instills a serene environment and intricate interiors to complement its beauty.
A must during your sojourn in Trivandrum, the church is perfect for a small stroll.