|Means a grove of coconut trees and true to its
name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees. The
crescent-shaped beach has three parts. The southern most beach,
and the most popular, is light house beach. It offers an amazing
sight of Vizhinjam mosque. The northern Samudra is a laidback
one and time seems stands still here. The middle, hawah, in
the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting
out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue
waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit
|Azure water and favorable climate make Kovalam a favorite year-round
spot for swimming. Sea here is pacific and shallow where you can take
a dip in the saline waters. The clean white sandy beach will arouse
a temptation irresistible: to lie idle on the sands and tan your body.
Kovalam is just 16 kms away from Trivandrum.Today Kovalam beach is
known as the "Paradise of the South".
|The vast stretch of white sand and the serene
atmosphere, away from the crowd in the city, provide all the
ingredients for relaxation and for spending an ideal evening.
There is also a “Star Fish Restaurant” with eating
kiosks and open air theatre with car parking facilities. The
Indian Coffee House, just across the beach, which is also a
vantage point for enjoying the sunset. The beach is noted for
|The sculpture of Jalakanyaka - Mermaid by Kanayi
Kunhiraman is an added attraction. This giant statue is more
than 35m long. The military airport of the Southern Air Command
of the Indian Air Force is situated at Shangumukham.
|The long undulating shoreline of Kerala is broken
by lagoons that merge into inland lakes to form some of the
most picturesque picnic spots. One such is the Veli lagoon,
separated from the Arabian sea by a narrow sand bar. The Veli
Tourist Village, built at the point where the lagoon meets the
Arabian Sea is replete with fish ponds, wading pools and landscaped
gardens, along with facilities for boating and water sports
and a children's park around the floating bridge that connects
the village to the beach. The youth hostel takes care of your
food and accommodation at Veli.
|A Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with
rich mineral springs rise majestically from the coastline. It's
a beautiful beach that has more than 2000 year old shrine of
Lord Vishnu. Varkala beach is rich in mineral water springs
that are known for their medicinal value. A dip in the holy
waters of Varkala beach is believed to purge the body and the
soul of all the sins hence the name 'Papanashini' for this shore.
Another major landmark in Varkala is the Sivagiri Mutt, established
by the great social reformer Sree Narayana Guru. The hill-top
mausoleum of Sree Narayana Guru is one of the most famous monuments
|Stretches from Neyyatinkara Taluk to the Mundanthurai
Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu. It is the drainage basin of the
Neyyar river and its tributaries - Mullayar and Kallar - which
originate in Agasthyarkoodam, the second highest peak in Kerala
(1868m). The sanctuary was established in 1958. Neyyar is famous
for the crocodile park set up in 1977 which is located near
to the Neyyar dam. Lions park, boating on the waters, Deer park,
lake garden, watch tower are some of the added attractions.
|Thiruvananthapuram's most Sacred Sri Padmanabha
Swamy temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu reclining on Anantha
the serpent. The temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian
style of architecture. It is a best example of South Indian
architecture, with an impressive seven -story gopuram (tower).
It is located inside the East Fort. It is known for its Mural
Paintings and Stone Carvings and is one among the 108 sacred
Vishnu Temples in India. There is a tradition that the God of
the temple is believed to have been worshipped by Chandra and
|Ponmudi (The Golden Peak) is connected to Trivandrum
by a narrow winding road which offers a scenic view on the way
to Ponmudi. The climate is always pleasant and it serves as
a base for trekking and hiking. The tea-gardens here are also
famous. Other attractions near Ponmudi include Golden Valley
and a number of rivulets and rapids, some even across the road.
Located in a rich forest area, this whole place may be of interest
to those who are interested in tropical vegetation. Meenmutty
Falls is also a famous attraction in the range.