Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) is a beautiful city located at the southern edge of Kerala. The idyllic beaches and the rich heritage of the city makes it a preferred place to holiday. Earlier a part of the princely state of Travancore, the city has a rich history to boast of. Although the capital city of the state of Kerala, Trivandrum is free from the usual clutter and clamor that one usually associates with the capital city of the state.
The biggest of all tourist attractions in Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) is the beach of Kovalam. The beach is situated only 16 km away from the city of Trivandrum. Soft white sands, emerald sea and swaying palms of the beach make for an idyllic destination for those who love sun, sand and surf. The Kovalam Beach has a long stretch of black sand. The light house beach, Hawah Beach and the Samudra beach are three parts of the famous Kovalam beach. The beach is flooded by visitors in the months between September and May.
Located in the East Fort, PadmanabhaSwamy Temple is one of the most popular Vishnu Temples in South India. The place holds the prestige of being counted among 108 holiest abodes of Lord Vishnu in the works of Tamil saints. The salagramams that are used to make the statue of Lord Vishnu were imported from Nepal amidst much pomp and show. The presiding deity of the temple Lord Vishnu is reclining on a large serpent that is 'Anantha'. Stone carvings and murals adorn the temple.
Built in Puthen Malika Palace, Kuthiramalika Palace is one of the fine examples of architecture of Kerala. The museum hosts a rare collection of mannequins, paintings, mirrors, chandeliers, furniture and other items. The royal thrones in ivory and Bohemian Crystal makes for few of the most attractive pieces of art in the museum. One can also view the Gopuram of renowned Padmabhaswamy temple from here.
Named after a governor (Lord Francis Napier) of British India, Napier Museum has a marveling natural system to air condition bearing the testimony to the technological progress of that period. The museum also houses one of the oldest zoological gardens in the world.
With an awe-inspiring sky bridge connecting the stunning twin towers, the Apollo Dimora stands tall with 135 elegant rooms and two exquisite restaurants.
Conference halls, board rooms,
multi-cuisine restaurant, swimming pool,
fitness centre and smoking lounge
– you name it and Dimora has it.