Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala, also largest and the most populous city in Kerala. It is also known as Trivandrum. There are many tourist destinations in or near the city including Kovalam beach, Sanghumukham Beach, Napier museum and Zoo. This city specially known for their beautiful beaches. Holiday Travel can offers budget stays, lodges, guesthouse and resorts are a few of the many hotels in Thiruvananthapuram for tourists. This 3 days package make a memorable holiday with us by whole Trivandrum with family, friends and loved once.
Cost of Package Per Couple
The Capital Trivandrum
Hotel White Dammar International
Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum
Valid: 1st October 2015 to 31st March 2016
· 2 Nights Accommodation
· AC Taxi
· Toll Tax, Parking charges
· Extra and personal meals/Beverages.
· Airfare/Train fare from the city you are visiting. Can be arranged on request.
· Personal transportation not mentioned in the itinerary.
· Personal expenses such as Tips, insurance, beverages, mineral water, telephone charges etc.
· Other adventure sports.
· Services not mentioned in the inclusions.
· Expenses caused by the factors like rail and flight delays, road blocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, etc.
Day 1 : Trivandrum
Arrival at Trivandrum Airport/ railway station. Meeting with fresh garlands and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon visit the Napier Museum, SriChitra Art Gallery, Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace, Chalai Market etc. Overnight at Trivandrum.
Day 2 : Trivandrum - Kovalam (16 km / 30 min)
After early breakfast you will proceed for Trivandrum's sightseeing i.e. Padmanabhapuram Palace, Shangumugham Beach and after lunch proceed for Kovalam which is located around 16 km from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kovalam is a beach town on the Arabian Sea in Kerala. Kovalam has three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings. The shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. Kovalam was among the most prominent tourist spots in India during the hippy era. It still has a high status among tourists, who arrive mostly from Europe and Israel. Overnight at Trivandrum.
Day 3 : Trivandrum Departure
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed for more sightseeing i.e. Veli Tourist Village, , Ponmudi and after lunch will drop you at Trivandrum airport/ railway station for your flight / train back home.
Thiruvananthapuram airport is located about six km from the heart of the city. The airport is well connected by flights to Sri Lanka, Maldives, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries. Direct flights are available to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai and other Indian cities. One can get pre-paid taxi from the airport.
Thiruvananthapuram is one of the major rail junctions. Several train services originate from here. Thiruvananthapuram station is connected to Jammu, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai.
Thiruvananthapuram is well connected by road. Private and Kerala Road Transport Corporation (KRTC) buses do ply regularly from several cities of Kerala to Thiruvananthapuram. One can take private buses from cities like Bengaluru and Chennai.
Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple: Thiruvananthapuram's most interesting temple i open to Hindus only, and even they must wear wear a 'dhoti' or 'sari'. Still , it's worth visiting -even if you are just passing through town-to see the temple's seven story carved gopuram reflected in the nearby sacred tank.Constructed in the Dravidian style by a maharaja of Travancore in 1733, the temple is dedicated to Vishnu, who reclines on the sacred serpent, Anantha, which gives Thiruvanathapuram its name.
Palace Museum: The recently opened Puthen Maliga Palace Museum, adjacent to the temple ,is housed in several wings of the palace of the maharajahs of Travancore. It's open from 8.30 am to 12.30pm and from 3 to 5.30 pm; entry is Rs.5.
Padmanabhapuram Palace: Padmanabhapuram Palace was once the seat of the rulers of Travancore, a princely state for more than 400 years which included a large part of present day Kerala and the Western coast of Tamil Nadu.
Padmanabhapuram is just inside Tamilnadu , 65km south-east of Thiruvananthapuram. To get there , you can either catch a local bus from Thiruvananthapuram or Kovalam beach or take one of the Kanyakumari tours organised by the KTDC. The palace is closed on Monday.
Kovalam Beach: Kovalam is just 16 kms away from Trivandrum. This unique internationally renowned wonderful beach will get pride of place amongst the loveliest beaches in the world has been a favourite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. Today Kovalam has become one of the most popular beach hangouts in India. Kovalam means a grove of coconut trees and truly the coconut trees along the beaches gives it a ravishing look.
Veli Tourist Village: Boardered by Veli lagoon and the Arabian Sea, the village includes water sports , waterfront park, floating bridge, children's park, restaurant, garden etc. it is 8km. away from the city. Visiting hours: 10am. to 8.30pm.
Shangumugham Beach: It's a pleasant place to walk or watch the fishermen securing their catch. A large sculpture of a mermaid graces the roadside, an example of the work of the local artist Canai Kunuram. At dusk, during temple festivals, the beach is the site of the ritual bathing of the temple idols.
Ponmudi: Ponmudi hill resort is cool and quiet. As the hills come awake you can begin a pleasurable exploration of the wooded paths. Trekking is a passion with visitors to Ponmudi. Ponmudi has other surprises too for you.
Orchids, for instance, grow in abundance here. A charming deer park is only 3kms. from Ponmudi. Picnic hampers that the staff at the guest house would be happy to arrange, which you could take down the hill to a picturesque ruined dam site or golden valley which is another pretty scenic spot. Other attractions are Bird watching, Deer park and long, enjoyable walks.
Night life in Thiruvananthapuram
Usually life comes to an end by 9pm in the city. So the only activity that can be done is eat out, Kathakali Dance shows, Disco and Pubs. Some restaurants like Mascot, Luciya can find some affordable eateries within walking distance from the central bus station. Hotel Asoka, managed by the Kerala State Tourism development Corporation is located very close to the beach of Kovalam. They provide good lodging and food. The cultural ethos of the people of Kerala finds its finest expression in their performing arts.
Of all the classical art forms of Kerala - Kathakali is the most popular and internationally familiar. It is a very sophisticated indigenous dance drama claiming a tradition of more than 1.500 years.
In Thiruvananthapuram you will find renowned temples and huge malls on the street. The city has many historic monuments, backwaters, beaches and wildlife sanctuaries. Tourists visiting the city can also plan excursions to Tripparappu Waterfalls, Thiruvattar, Padmanabhapuram, Courtallam, Sabarimala, Thekkady, etc. Activities like river rafting, canoeing and trekking can be done. Thiruvananthapuram holiday packages too have a lot to offer to tourists.
Ambrosia Restaurant: This is the firstborn hangout restaurant in the city of Trivandrum. The terminological definition for Ambrosia in Greek Mythology is "Food or Drink of the Gods", mainly Demigods, Opening in 1996 with its first eatery at Bakery Junction. Ambrosia was swift in winning over its first set of customers by appealing to the local need for Zeal, quality and excellence in food production.
Zam Zam palayam: Extremely congested, smoky ,crowded eatery in the heart of the city,Palayam. Always crowded. heavenly aroma for non veg lovers. Veggies can be put off by the smell of burned and fried mutton and assorted nonveg. Their pathiri and non veg curries are a hit. Very popular hangout for youngsters with their parked bikes. Must be authentic malabar food guaging from the number of burkha clad muslim families thronging the place.
The Daavat Restaurant : The Daavat Restaurant was on the rooftop of my hotel - the Hotel Regency (which is about 500m from the train station), and did some very good food with quick service. On the menu are Indian, Chinese, continental and South Indian dishes with soups costing Rs30-40, Chinese beef dishes Rs40-50, chicken dishes Rs65-75, sizzlers, chicken stroganoff, coq-au-vin, spaghetti Bolognese and chicken-a-la-king. Beer costs Rs65.
The Capital Trivandrum: The Capital - Trivandrum City is a stylish business hotel situated conveniently close to the city's business and shopping centers. It is a refreshingly intimate and modern hotel. The Capital - Trivandrum City offers a unique combination of upscale, elegant, warm hospitality and exceptional services suited to please business and leisure travelers alike.
Hotel White Dammar International: The "HOTEL WHITE DAMMAR, 4 STAR" in pappanamcode, Kerala, India, is just few minutes away from the city center. We have ultra modern facilities that leaves our customers smiling with full satisfaction. We endeavor to go an extra mile to make sure that all our customer needs are met.
Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum: The contemporary Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum hotel boasts an excellent location in the heart of Trivandrum, Kerala's capital city. Ideal for business and leisure travellers, this welcoming hotel offers an easy access to the Kerala Government Secretariat, the Central Business District, Technopark and popular tourist attractions. The train station is just a 10 minute drive away. International and domestic airports are just 20 minutes by car.