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Thiruvananthapuram, previously known as Trivandrum, is the capital of Kerala, India. This beautiful city is located near golden beaches and serene backwaters and has several historic temples and museums, making it a great place worth a visit by the travelers.
Some of the modern attractions of Thiruvananthapuram include the Kanakakunnu Palace. The residence of the erstwhile rulers of Travancore, Kerala, the palace is now a venue for cultural events. The Napier Museum, the Natural History museum and the Sri Chithira Art Gallery are all worth visiting in Thiruvananthapuram. Thiruvananthapuram is near the Thiruvallam backwaters and the beautiful Kovalam Beach.
Other tourist destinations in Kerala that are easily accessible from Thiruvananthapuram are Ponmudi, a picturesque hill station, Varkkala, a scenic beach and if you travel around 90 Km to Tamil Nadu, you reach Kanyakumari, the southern most point of India.
The southernmost district of the state, Thiruvanathapuram is bounded by the wooded highlands of the Western Ghats on the east and the north east , and the Arabian sea on the west.A long shoreline with secluded internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage, provide this district some of the most enchanting picnic spots. The main backwater areas of Thiruvananthapuram are Thiruvallam, Veli Tourist Village, and Akkulam Boat Club.
The capital city of the kaleidoscopic Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram is a major tourist backwater destination. Thiruvananthapuram is also a major centre for tourism, politics and industry. The soothing shoreline, beautiful beaches and the backwater stretches make Thiruvananthapuram one of the most frequently visited backwater holiday destinations for the tourists in Kerala.The heritage buildings and historical places of interest offer variety and scope for exploration to the tourists.This city is especially attractive during the festivities of the harvest season of Onam.
Thiruvananthapuram is known for its architectural planning,its greenery and its moderate climate.The stunningly beautiful and serene stretch of the Thiruvallam backwaters is temptingly close to Thiruvananthapuram. The backwater destination of Thiruvallam makes a great one-day tour. The renowned canoe rides make Thiruvallam popular with the tourists.
You may even enjoy the water sports in the lagoon and the move to the beach from the village using the floating bridge in the waterfront park. The short village cruises using the country boats are perfectly pleasant ways to enjoy the backwaters of Thiruvallam.
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