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Trivandrum Airport
State Kerala
City Trivandrum
Airports Trivandrum
Distance from Airport 6 Km/ 4 Miles
Railway Junctions Trivandrum
Local Languages Malayalam, Hindi
Trivandrum Sightseeing
Padmanabhapuram Palace (54 km)

This palace was the capital of Travancore before it was shifted to Trivandrum. The wooden palace contains some interesting murals of the 17th & 18th century. The palace is on the way to Nagarcoil .

Neyyar Dam:Situated 32 km from Trivandrum, this is a favourite picnic spot of the local community. Boating facility is available in the reservior. There is also a crocodile farm and a lion safari park. There are some direct buses from Trivandrum from the KSRTC bus stand. A better option would be to take a bus to the Kattakada (20 km) from Trivandrum, and to Neyyar dam from there.

The Zoo:This zoo is among the best managed in India, it is located near the Napier museum. (Open 9.00 am 5.00 pm closed on Mondays)

Shanghumugham Beach (4 km):This beach is the favourite of the locals. There is a park in the vicinity. Kowdiar Palace This palace, home of the late Maharaja Sree Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma and his family is off limits to the public. But the view of the grand old building from the gate is excellent, a co-operative gate keeper just might let you walk a few meters inside for a better view.Velli Lagoon The Velli Tourist Village is just on the outskirts of the city. The place is an good picnic spot with some good restaurants and boating facility in the bottle green river. The beach is the other attraction. The fishing activity near the beach area is an interesting sight. Ponmudi (61 km) This is a small hill station near Trivandrum, accommodation and restaurants are available. This a good trekking area. There are buses from Trivandrum between 6.00 am and 7.00 pm. The journey takes 2 ½ hours.Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary (50 km) This sanctuary is on the way to Ponmudi , a small detour from Vithurai. The possible wild life sightings are elephants, sambhar, leopards and the lion tailed macaque.


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