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Thiruvananthapuram is the state capital of kerala which is 16 Km away from Kovalam . It is traditionally oldest city with a dating back to 1000 B.C. Thiruvananthapuram literally means "City of Lord Anantha" in Malayalam. As the state capital it holds all attractions such as the most enchanting picnic spots, a long shoreline, with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much internationally tourist destinations.
Padmanabha Swamy Temple
The temple is located near East Fort is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, & the temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. It is known for its Mural Paintings and Stone Carvings. One among the 108 sacred Vishnu Temples in India, the presiding deity in here is Lord Vishnu reclining on anantha the serpent.
Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
The palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma - the King of Travancore, who was a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman. This rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional Travancore style of architecture also has exquisite wood carvings. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family.
The Napier Museum
Built in the 19th century, the indo - saracenic structure boasts a "natural" airconditioning system and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings.
Sree Chitra Art Gallery
Located near the Napier Museum. This are gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma.
The Zoological Park
The Zoological Park in Trivandrum is one of the oldest zoos in the country of India. That is why the Zoological Park in Trivandrum is so popular among the tourists. Thousands of tourists from various corners of the world come to visit the city of Trivandrum just for the Zoological Park at Trivandrum . The park is rightfully located in a beautiful botanical garden in the heart of the Trivandrum city.
The Priyadarshini Planetarium is situated within the Kerala State Science and TechnologyMuseum premises in Thiruvananthapuram. It is one of the most sophisticated and versatile planetariums in India. The marvellous planetarium complex has a centrally air-conditioned sky theatre, conference hall, workshops and a sound-studio