Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions

Top Choice Museum in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Museum of History & Heritage

In a lovely heritage building within the Kerala Tourism complex, this beautifully presented museum traces Keralan history and culture through superb static displays and interactive audiovisual presentations. Exhibit…
Top Choice Museum in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Napier Museum

Housed in an 1880 wooden building designed by Robert Chisholm, a British architect whose Fair Isle–style version of the Keralan vernacular shows his enthusiasm for local craft, this museum has an eclectic display of…
Museum in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Puthe Maliga Palace Museum

The 200-year-old palace of the Travancore maharajas has carved wooden ceilings, marble sculptures and imported Belgian glass. Inside you’ll find Kathakali images, an armoury, portraits of maharajas, ornate thrones a…
Zoo in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Zoological Gardens

Yann Martel famously based the animals in his novel Life of Pi on those he observed here in Trivandrum’s zoological gardens. Shaded paths meander through woodland, lakes and native forest, where tigers, macaques and…
Hindu Temple in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Trivandrum’s spiritual heart is this 260-year-old temple in the Fort area. The main entrance is the 30m-tall, seven-tier eastern gopuram (gateway tower). In the inner sanctum (Hindus only), the deity Padmanabha recl…
Gallery in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Shri Chitra Art Gallery

Inside the grounds of Trivandrum's zoo, this gallery has paintings by the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools, and portraits by renowned artist Ravi Varma (1848–1906) in the European style.
Museum in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Natural History Museum

In Trivandrum's zoological park complex, the Natural History Museum has hundreds of stuffed animals and birds, and a fine skeleton collection.
Palace in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Kanakakunna Palace

Built for the royal family of Travancore, this is now a venue for cultural events and performances.
Zoo in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Ticket Counter (Zoo & Museums)

Ticket counter for the Zoological Gardens and museums.
Church in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Mateer Memorial Church

Landmark church near Trivandrum's zoo.