Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of the southern Indian state of Kerala. It is distinguished by its British colonial architecture and many art galleries. It is also home to Kuthira Malika Palace, adorned with carved horses and displaying collections related to the Travancore royal family, whose regional capital was here from the 18th to 20th centuries.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
The Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state of Kerala, India. The name of the city of ‘Thiruvananthapuram’ in Malayalam and Tamil translates to “The City of Ananta”.
6.1km from SCTCE
Jatayu Adventure Center
The Jatayu Adventure Center (Jatayu Earth’s Center), at Chadayamangalam, 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram, is a unique combination of artistry, mythology, technology, culture, adventure, leisure, and wellness. The virtual reality museum and the theatrical magic that renders the story of Jatayu add to the magic of the destination. The world’s largest bird sculpture and within it a rock theme park for adventure enthusiasts is what today pays tribute to the mythical bird from the Indian epic Ramayana – Jatayu.
Kanakakunnu Palace is one of the last architectural vestiges of the colonial era, and also holds the pride of being India’s first digital garden. Inside the palace, you will see massive crystal chandeliers and an array of exquisite pieces of royal furniture – a testimony to the lavish lifestyle of the Thirunal kings who had a penchant for music and art. Add to it a picturesque setting on the crest of a small hill lush with meadows, grooves, and flowering shrubs.
The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is located in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, India. It occupies 55 acres of woodland, lakes, and lawns
4.7km from SCTCE
Varkala is a town in the south Indian state of Kerala. It’s on the Arabian Sea and known for Varkala Beach, backed by palm-covered red cliffs. Just south, Papanasam Beach is believed to have holy waters. On a nearby hill, the ancient Janardhana Swamy Temple is a Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Vishnu. Farther inland, the Sivagiri Mutt monument memorializes the social reformer Sree Narayana Guru, who is buried here.
43.5km from SCTCE
Agasthyarkoodam is one of the peaks in the Western Ghats of Thiruvananthapuram District of Kerala and Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India
Enveloped in serene Kerala backwaters, flanked by the Arabian Sea on the East and the majestic towering Ghats to the West, opening out to the ocean and a dream golden beach, Poovar Island Resort is a tropical paradise. Swaying coconut palms, endless golden sands, the ultramarine of the ocean, emerald backwaters, crimson sunsets, and lush green vegetation create a magical ambiance around you
The main attraction of Poovar Island is – the backwater river, lake, and Arabian Sea joining together, which, one will not get to see anywhere in Kerala. Poovar Beach starts where the backwater ends. The below photo is taken from a famous resort in Poovar. One can see the river first, then the sandy beach and the sea.
Ponmudi also known as Ooty of South Kerala, Kashmir of Kerala is a hill station in the Peringammala grama panchayath of Trivandrum District of Kerala in India. Ponmudi offers beautiful trekking trails to many other wonders of nature hidden away from the casual eyes. All day you can walk through the promising trails with greater excitement. Trekking to Varayadu Motta, the most popular trekking trail in Ponmudi, offers a panoramic view of the hills along with the Nilgiri Tahrs. Considered one of the toughest in Trivandrum, it is an 18-km trek (one side).
Kovalam is a small coastal town in the southern Indian state of Kerala, south of Thiruvananthapuram. At the southern end of Lighthouse Beach is a striped lighthouse with a viewing platform. Palm-backed beaches also include Hawa Beach and Samudra Beach.
7.6km from SCTCE
Kumarakom is a village on Vembanad Lake in the backwaters of Kerala, southern India. It’s laced with canals, where houseboats ply the waters. Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary is home to many species including cuckoos and Siberian storks. Nearby, the Bay Island Driftwood Museum displays wooden sculptures. In the lake, Pathiramanal Island is a haven for rare migratory birds.
170km from SCTCE
Thenmala is a tourist destination in the eastern side of Kollam district in Kerala, that is home to the first eco-tourism centre in India. The word ‘Thenmala’ means “Southern hill” in Malayalam language. It has a host of attractions including boating on the lake, a rope bridge, trekking, mountaineering, biking and a musical fountain. The waterfall called Palaruvi is a prime attraction nearby. Also nearby is a deer rehabilitation center where visitors can see deer in a forest setting and have a peep into a traditional tree house used by forest dwellers to escape harm from wild animals.
- THIRUVANANTHAPURAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
- Distance from Venue: 9.7 km
- Connecting Facilities: Prepaid cabs from the airport, Online taxi services (Uber)
- THIRUVANANTHAPURAM CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION -TVC (Thampanoor)
Trains from here connect the city and the state to almost all the major cities in India.
- Distance from Venue: 4.9 km
- Connecting Facilities: Online taxi services (Uber), Inter-city buses from Thampanoor bus station
- THIRUVANANTHAPURAM (THAMPANOOR) BUS STAND
Buses from here connect all the districts of Kerala and Southern States (even private operators end their service at this bus stand)
- Distance from Venue: 4.9 km
- Connecting Facilities: Online taxi services (Uber), Inter-city buses from the bus station (Available in intervals of every half an hour)
- PAPPANAMCODE BUS DEPOT
- It is located on the side of the National Highway and all the Inter-city buses from
Thampanoor Bus Station has a stop here
- Distance from Venue: 100 meters