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Trivandrum offering an appealing blend of a strongly rooted heritage and a nostalgic colonial legacy. Despite being the capital of Kerala, the city has, quite astonishingly, managed to keep itself far removed from the ruthless aura that generally surrounds a capital city. Built upon seven hills, this city has long since left the days when it was only used by seafaring explorers behind. The Padmanabhaswamy temple, is a must-visit temple of India. Located in the heart of the city, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and stands out. Trivandrum include the Attukal Bhagawati temple, the Aazhimala Siva Temple, the Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, and the Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.
- Neyyar Dam: Famous for its Lion and Deer Safari, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is a treat for nature enthusiasts. The park houses a crocodile farm and elephant rehabilitation centre. Ask for a guided tour of the sanctuary which is quite informative.
- Padmanabhaswamy Temple: Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple stands tall in the Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala in its decadent gold-plated glory. This divine temple is one of the very few temples in India where the entrance is only granted to people that practice the Hindu faith.
- Poovar: Poovar is a lovely island with long stretches of glowing sand, serene surroundings and refreshing gentle breeze. It is a small rustic town situated 27 kms from Thiruvananthapuram with unspoilt, unexplored beaches.