By default, Kerala is known as ‘God’s Own Country’ because of the lush greenery and verdant tourist spots that attract visitors in numbers to its land. Of all the beautiful cities that it holds off, the land on the seven hills near the shores is not to be missed. Yes, Thiruvananthapuram residing near the coast of Arabian Sea is amazingly beautiful. Embarking on the shores, this city holds some of the breathtaking sights of the charming beaches, magnificent palaces, alluring temples and amazing backwaters. So, to get an idea of what it really treasures of; scroll down to sightsee these spots, starting right from;
- Padmanabhapuram Palace-
This palace which is located 64km from Thiruvananthapuram is a place to rejoice, and art lovers ought to cherish the visit because of the rosewood carved ceilings and paintings that depict the rich history of the place. Besides these, the marvelously coloured mica windows, Saraswati Temple and the ceilings that are carved with 90 different floral designs add charm to the place.
- Vizhinjam Rock Cut Cave Temple-
Situated at a distance of 17km from the city center, this rock cut temple dates back to 8th century which is a single-celled carved architecture housing the Hindu Deity; Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi. On the outer walls, there are images of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati carved and an incomplete sculpture of Lord Shiva with a bow in his hand also exists. Further, the Bhagavathy Temple and Marine Aquarium are in close proximity to this temple.
- Thiruvananthapuram Zoo-
Established in the year 1857 by the former Maharaja of Travancore, this zoo is one of the oldest terrariums in the country. Initially opened for recreational purposes, the zoo was later turned to be a conservation center of wildlife. It holds different species of birds, animals, and reptiles. Also, there are botanical gardens with different varieties of trees, orchids, and plants.
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