Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

The brilliantly white neoclassical Secretariat building was founded in 1939.

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Nearby Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions

1. St Joseph's Cathedral


One of Trivandrum's major churches, the Roman Catholic St Joseph's is a whitewashed neo-Gothic creation from 1873, topped by a soaring bell tower added in…

2. Christ Church

0.62 MILES

Towards the north end of MG Rd stands this fine neo-Gothic Anglican church, notable for its stained glass and 19th-century tombs.

3. State Central Library

0.63 MILES

A red-brick neo-Gothic construction, built in 1900 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

4. Museum of History & Heritage

0.81 MILES

Occupying a handsome 120-year-old heritage building within the Kerala Tourism complex, this intelligently presented museum traces Kerala's history and…

5. Mateer Memorial Church

0.83 MILES

A graceful landmark church, 450m west of Trivandrum's Zoological Gardens, dating from 1906.

7. Napier Museum

0.89 MILES

Housed in an 1880 wooden building designed by Robert Chisholm (a British architect whose Fair Isle–style version of the Keralite vernacular shows his…