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Trivandrum Backwater, Kerala

Trivandrum Fishing BoatsTake your family to the city of sandy beaches, parks and historic landmarks. Trivandrum, the capital of the state of Kerala is a mesmerizing city constructed on seven hills. The city gets its name from the word, Thiruvananthapuram, meaning the city of Anantha or the abode of the sacred Serpent Anantha on which Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Hindu trinity, reclines.

The famous Sri. Padmanabha Swami Temple is dedicated to Vishnu and is a landmark in the city. It is also an excellent base to explore the interiors of Kerala, the southernmost region of India, and from Kochi, the Lakshadweep Islands. The city offers all modern facilities needed by a visitor and is a center for cultural activities.

Major Tourist Destination
Sree Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu Sree Anantha, Padmanabha Swamy Temple possess an excellent structure that has a 100 ft high 'gopuram', built in Dravidian style. The temple has a magnificent array of gods, goddesses, nymphs, sprites and demons which adorn the seven-storey 'gopuram' that forms the temple tower. Only Hindus are allowed inside and dress regulations are strictly followed.

Shankhumugham Beach
Just 8 km from the city, this is a favourite place of sunset watchers. The beach is adjacent to the Trivandrum Airport and Veli Tourist Village. An indoor recreation club, the matsya kanyaka, a gigantic, 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid and a restaurant shaped like a starfish are some of the attractions here.

Napier Museum
Napier Museum, Trivandrum, IndiaThe museum houses a rare collection of archaeological & historic artifacts. The collections are as varied and electric as the building and you will spend a pleasant few hours browsing through them. The museum has a unique natural air-conditioning system.

Veli Tourist Village
This picnic spot, where the Veli Lake meets the Arabian Sea, offers boating facilities. For a quick ride over the waters, speedboats are available for hire. Children enjoy climbing over the huge sculptures which dot the landscape.

Kovalam Beach
Kovalam beach is at a distance of 16 km that is 1/2 hour from Trivandrum. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, known as the Lighthouse Beach, is the most popular.

Vettukad Church
Situated at a distance of 7 km from Thiruvananthapuram, the 'Madre De Deus' Church popularly known as the Vettukad Church attracts thousands of devotees from all religions. The annual celebration here is called the 'Feast Of Christ, The King'.

Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary
Situated 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram, Peppara is a great attraction for wildlife lovers as it is rich in flora and fauna, also it is solid with hillocks, forests and eucalyptus plantations.

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