Thiruvananthapuram, previously known as Trivandrum, is the capital of Kerala, India. This beautiful city is located near beautiful beaches and serene backwaters and has several historic temples and museums, making it a great place to begin Kerala Tours with Kerala Backwater.
The name Thiruvananthapuram means the abode of Anantha the Snake God. In Hindu mythology Anantha is the serpent on which Vishnu, the Preserver in the Hindu pantheon, rests. Thiruvananthapuram city is built on seven hills. Its notable landmarks include the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, which is believed to be 2000 years old. The museum attached to the temple has a number of paintings by the renowned painter from Kerala, Raja Ravi Varma. Thiruvananthapuram was previously the capital of the founder of Travancore state Raja Marthanda Varma. The modern capital of Kerala retains its historic heritage in the form of temples, old monuments and palaces of the kings of Travancore. You can tour the historic and modern attractions of Thiruvananthapuram on Kerala tours with Kerala Backwater.
Some of the modern attractions of Thiruvananthapuram include the Kanakakunnu Palace. The residence of the erstwhile rulers of Travancore, Kerala, and 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. So whether its Kerala backwaters or Kerala beaches that you wish to see, you can make a choice after arriving at Thiruvananthapuram. Tour the beautiful destinations around Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, with Kerala Backwater.
Other tourist destinations in Kerala that are easily accessible from Thiruvananthapuram are Ponmudi, a beautiful hill station, Varkkala a scenic beach and if you travel around 90 Km to Tamil Nadu you will reach Kanyakumari, the southern most point of India. Tour the attractions of Kerala, South India with Kerala tours from Kerala Backwater