Top 7 places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram

Tripiwiki : 17 Jun 2024
Keral os reffered as "God's Own Country". Kerala is famous especially for its Eco-tourism initiatives and beautiful backwaters. Its unique culture and traditions, coupled with its varied demography, has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Kerala is well known for its beaches, backwaters in Alappuzha and Kollam, mountain ranges and wildlife sanctuaries.

Following are the Top 7 places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram

Aazhimala Siva Statue, Gangadhareshwara Statue , Thiruvananthapuram (1 out of 7 places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram)

Aazhimala Siva Statue also know as Gangadhareshwara Statue is the tallest Shiva statue in kerala, located inside the temple premises at Aazhimala Siva Temple near Poovar - Kovalam road in Trivandrum. At 52 feet high, the Lord Siva statue at Azhimala Siva temple along with beach and cliff view around gives breath taking views for nature lovers and pilgrimages. No words to describe the Gangadhareshwara sculpture, it looks very real. You can directly see the lord shiva holding the goddess ganga in his locks. The statue is very detailed and very beautiful 3D structure constructed by Devadathan. Places is located at 21 KM from Trivandrum.

Agastya Mala (2 out of 7 places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram)

Agastya Mala is a tall peak with a height of 1868 metres. It lies inside the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and is part of the biosphere reserve inside the sanctuary. this peak is good for trekking. Stretching for 25 kilometres. One of the best trekking experience available in kerala. Simply an escape from the modern world into the wild. You need entry pass from forest department. There is season trekking and off-season trekking. Trekking can be completed in 2 or 3 days. There is a base camp called athirumala, and stay is arranged there. There is no proper network for mobile phone. No one will disturb you there. Plastic is not allowed, but we can keep water bottle. Pure water, fresh air. The forest will always surprise you. Just check the photos for the beautiful views. Lots of herbal plants are available in this region

Lighthouse Beach Kovalam (3 out of 7 places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram)

Neyyar Dam (4 out of 7 places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram )

Neyyar dam is a gravity dam on the Neyyar River in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. It is located on the foot of the Western Ghats about 30km from Thiruvananthapuram. Neyyar Dam is a charming lake-cum-dam and is a wonderful location situated amidst the allure of beautiful Kerala. Neyyar Dam is located at a distance of around 35 kilometres from Kovalam. The months between September to May are considered the best time to visit Neyyar Dam.

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary (5 out of 7 places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram)

The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the southern state of Kerala in India is spread over the southeast corner of the Western Ghats. Neyyar sanctuary is the drainage basin of the Neyyar river and its tributaries – Mullayar and Kallar. It is located around 32 km from Thiruvananthapuram. It boasts of a beautiful Watch Tower, a Deer Park, a Lion Safari Park and a Crocodile Rehabilitation and Research Centre as well. The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary of which the dam is a part is the habitat of over a hundred species of fauna including the Asian Elephant, tiger, leopard, Slender Loris and reptiles and amphibians like the King Cobra, Travancore Tortoise, etc. Tourists can see rare Asian lions, in lion safari park. The peak of Agasthvamalai is important landmark of Neyyar wildlife sanctuary, which has an elevation of 1868 meters. Neyyar wildlife sanctuary is a repository of rarest medicinal herbs. This sanctuary is home to several plants such as poeciloneuron pauciflorum, Eugenia floccose, humboldtia, ardisia missionis, Eugenia discifera, chiloschista glandulosa, polyscias acuminata, eulophia cullenii, paphiopedilum, hetaria ovalifolia and many more.

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