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10 Best Things To Do In Trivandrum For An Amazing Vacation

By Rajoo - June 22, 2020
Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary

Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala is the evergreen city of South India and it’s the capital city of the ‘God’s own country’. It is an ideal retreat with so much to experience around, more often than not, people tend to get confused about what to do and what not to, but there is a long list of things to do in Trivandrum. Save yourself from confusion, Here are some of the Best Things To Do In Trivandrum for a refreshing and rejuvenating trip and most fun things to make you super excited for your vacation to Trivandrum:

1. Indian Coffee House 

When planning for what to do in Trivandrum, Start your days with a cup of coffee at any of the 14 branches of the historic Indian Coffee House. It is Peaceful and its calm indoors complemented by red-bricked interiors witness some of the best social interactions. Waiters are dressed in ethnic uniforms, their uninterrupted hospitality and fairly priced menu give even more reasons to plan your trip to Trivandrum.

Opening hours: All days, 8 am to 9 pm
Must try: Filter coffee, Kesari halwa

2. Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Head to Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary for enjoying nature in its true form, it is home to various endangered species, a must-visit place for wildlife lovers. It can be reached by KSRTC bus or private taxi, as it is situated 35 km north of Trivandrum. The sanctuary also organises Lion Safaris and also the opportunity for two-day treks with the availability of various lodging options.

Best time to visit: October to March
Opening hours: Closed on Monday, from 9 am to 5 pm
Entry charges: For age above 12, INR 250 and for children aged 5-12, INR 125.

Also Read: Places to visit in Trivandrum

3. Neyyar Dam

Neyyar Dam
Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons

Neyyar Dam is a famous tourist hub in Trivandrum, it is around 30 km away from the town, in the foothills of Western Ghats. You can engage yourself not just in boating but also fishing at Neyyar Dam. The local villagers are very welcoming that will make your heart just go awe. 

Opening hours: 10 am to 4 pm
Entry charges: INR 100

4. AMAS 

The Academy for Mountaineering and Adventure Sports is the perfect spot to stop by for all adventure junkies visiting Trivandrum. It offers many adventurous activities, ranging from water sports such as SCUBA diving and rafting to various air adventures such as skydiving and paragliding. It runs various training programs and is one of the greatest tourist attractions in Trivandrum for thrill-seekers.

Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm

5. Chalai Market 

Chalai Bazaar In Trivandrum
Image Credits: Google Images

Chalai Market is the busy and bustling street of Trivandrum. It is famous for its unlimited range of products and is an organised market, shopping here is a must among the best things to do in Trivandrum at night.

Opening hours: closed on Sunday, 9 am to 8 pm
Entry charges: No entry charges

Suggested Read: Tantalizing Trivandrum Sightseeing Itinerary

6. Ayushmanbhava Ayurvedic Centre

Ayushmanbhava Ayurvedic Centre is known for its principles that use the Ayurveda treatments to heal the soul. The centre promotes various teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda. With modern amenities and world-class hospitality, this place is a perfect spot if you wish for a rejuvenating stay.

Opening hours: 8 am to 6 pm
Entry charges: No entry charges, you might have to pay for the treatment which may vary to the chosen option. 

7. Vizhinjam Lighthouse

Vizhinjam Lighthouse is a 45-year-old working lighthouse, the most distinctive feature of Kovalam beach that still remains a major attraction for tourists. One of the best things to do in Trivandrum is visiting this marvel. The aerial view of the beach and water, after climbing 150 stairs will leave you awestruck. The picturesque landscape, the charm of the ocean and the sounds of waves hitting the rocks makes the whole experience extremely special. 

Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Entry charges: INR 10

8. Valiyathura Pier 

Valiyathura pier port
Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons

Valiyathura Pier will be the perfect way to end your vacation. Once a bustling port of Trivandrum in the past but it is now a secluded and blissful place to experience the serene sunset sitting by the 200 m long pier, that will leave you filled with peace and calm. Valiyathura Pier is one of those destinations in Trivandrum that allows travellers to escape from the hustling and bustling of the city and embrace solitude. This is one of the most serene Trivandrum attractions.

Opening hours: 10 am to 5 pm
Entry charges: No entry charges 

Also Read: Waterfalls in Kerala

9. Kanakakunnu Palace 

Kanakakunnu Palace offers some of the most picturesque landscapes as it sits at the peak of a hill. Pay a visit to this Palace and witness your mind teleporting to the golden days of the Travancore dynasty. As one enters this gorgeous palace, they are welcomed by the massive chandeliers, rich upholstery, and the essence of royalness spread all around the interiors. One can also spectate an event or festival in the auditoriums.

Opening hours: Closed on Monday, from 10 am to 5 pm
Entry charges: No entry charges

10. Samudra Beach 

Kovalam Samodra Beach in Trivandrum
Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons

Samudra Beach is definitely one of the best things to see in Trivandrum, where you can spend some time on the sandy beaches, witnessing the sun setting, and simply embracing a laid-back experience. Samudra Beach is not that popular amidst travellers which makes a great escape to the travellers, away from all the crowds, paying a visit to this beach is one of the best things to do in Thiruvananthapuram as it gives travellers an opportunity to rejuvenate in tranquillity.

Opening hours: 24 hours
Entry charges: No entry charges

Oh now that reasons are outnumbered, Aren’t you excited by seeing all these outstanding things to do in Trivandrum? So, don’t wait, pack your bags and mark this list on your map now, explore and create memories for life. And to get a hassle-free vacation, plan your trip to Trivandrum with Pickyourtrail and to kick-start your bookings to the vibrant city. Check some of the best Kerala holiday packages and book your getaway now! Start planning and Happy travelling.

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