Being the most famous beach of Kerala, Kovalam beach surely is a prime attraction for the travellers. The swaying palm, a long coastline, a lighthouse on the shore, clear waters and far away horizon is the perfect description for this place. One can indulge into activities like sunbathing, snorkelling, catamaran rides and cycling on the beach.
Padmanabhaswamy Temple, which is situated inside the East Fort in the heart of Trivandrum is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is famous for having the deity in the eternal sleep posture. It is also considered to be sacred by the Hindus who come to worship the deity all year long.
Agasthyakoodam or also called the Agastya Mala gets its name from The Hindu sage Agastya, one of the Saptrishis of the Hindu Puranas. The hill-station is also famous for its rare herbs that are of high medical value that are found on the slopes of the hill. Diverse in its flora and fauna it also is a delight for the bird-watchers.
Situated on the southern tip of Trivandrum is this beautiful village of Poovar. The place was established as a trading centre in the early times is now a central tourist destination because of the amalgam of backwaters and island, which together make it a splendid picture.
Ponmudi is another hill station lying in the vicinity of the main city is a beautiful place with breezy pathways and lush velvety green slopes. The hill station has excellent trekking trails and is home to a variety of flowers, eye-catching butterflies andfew rivulets.
Away from the crowd of the city on the western side of Trivandrum lies the Shanghumukham Beach. The silvery white sand, a never ending coastline and tranquil waters make it serene. The Jalakanyaka– Mermaid sculpture is an added attraction for the visitors.
Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district. It has several places of tourist interests like a beautiful beach, a 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple and the Ashramam - Sivagiri Mutt a little distance from the beach.