Sightseeing places in Ooty

Sightseeing places in Ooty: Botanical gardens, Govt. Museum, Ooty lake, Raj Bhavan, Rose garden, Toy Train, St. Stephen’s Church, Wax World, Tribal Museum, Doddabetta Peak, Kodanad View Point, Kalhatti Waterfalls, etc.The Wenlock Downs and Pine Forests are added attractions.

Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple is situated near the KSRTC Bus Stand at east Fort in trivandrum, Kerala. The Presiding diety is Mahavishnu reclining on the serpent ‘Anantha’ The architectural work in this temple is famous. The Ottakalmandapam ( Made of single stone) is a special attraction. The rulers of Travancore were called padmanabhadasan.

Today this is the richest temple in the world. Treasures of Gold, diamonds, emeralds etc were stored in the temples store rooms for centuries before it was opened for accounting recently.

Attukal Trivandrum

Attukal temple is situated only 2 kms from the city centre in trivandrum, Kerala.  Pongala ( a rice porridge) is the favourite offering to the goddess here. The famous pongala festival is celebrated during the Malayalam Month ‘Kumbha'(between feb-march)

People throng here from far and wide on the occasion of this festival. The entire city roads are blocked to facilitate the faithful to offer Pongala on this day.

Zoo, Trivandrum

Trivandrum Zoo is one of the main Zoo’s in Asia. Situated in the heart of the City, it is located between Palayam and Vellayambalam.

There is a vast collection of rare plants and very old trees in the premises.

Working hours are from 09:00AM to 05:00PM.

Monday Holiday.

Art Museum, Trivandrum

The government art museum of Trivandrum is situated near the zoo. A rich collection of rare and old things such as jewels, coins, sculpture etc are exhibited here. A Large collection of the artefacts of Erstwhile travancore Kings are also part of the museum collections.

Working hours: 09:00AM to 05:00PM

Monday Holiday.

Sri Chithira Art gallery

Sri Chithra Art gallery: The Sri Chithra art gallery is situated near the zoo. Paintings of famous artists like Raja Ravi varma, Rorich, KCS Panicker, etc are seen here. There is also grand collection of paintings fromChina,Japan,Tibet,Bali,etc. and copies of pictures on theAjanthaCaves.
Working Hours:09:00 AM to 05:00 PM.

Monday Holiday.

Planetaurium Trivandrum

The Priyadarshini Planetarium is situated near the Science and Technology Museum. We get profound knowledge of the Solar system from here. Watching the orbiting of planets and Stars on a domed ceiling through projectors is a fantastic experience to the spectators.

Sangumugham beach Trivandrum


The Sanghumugam beach lies on the western part of Trivandrum City. The huge sculpture of a nymph made by famous sculptor Kanayi Kunjiraman, a Star shaped restaurant etc are the special attractions of this place. The International Airport and a flying club are located nearby.Fishing done in coastal waters by local fishermen is an attractive scene from this place.


Akkulam Kerala


Situated 3 Km away from the City.Children’s park.boat club, and boating facility in fibre glass boats through the backwaters are the peculiarities of this place.The sculptures of kanai kunjiraman makes this place beautiful.

Veli, Trivandrum


This beach lies 1 Km away from sanghumughom.A beautiful park,floating restaurant,youth hostel etc. are the facilities here.Boating in fibre glass boat by seeing the natural beauty of this place is a fantastic experience.

About Kovalam


Situated 13 Km away from Thiruvananathapuram.This beach attracts the tourists all over the world.anybody can take a seabath without fear.Several life-guards are appointed for the safety of the people.The Hawwa Beach where sun bathing is a pleasure is nearby.


Aruvikkara Kerala


A Beautiful place situated 16 Km.away from thriuvananathapuram.Karamana river is flowing through this place.The Head Quarters of Wellington water distribution project is located here.A Dam,a fish farm  and a Durga Temple are the other attractions of this Place.

Neyyar Dam, Kerala

Neyyar Dam :

Located 30 Km from Thiruvananathapuram.A wild Life sanctuary,a crocodile farm,a lion safari park etc are the special features of this beautiful place.The Facility for boating in the reservoir and a beautiful garden are the other attractions.

Koikkal Palace, Kerala

Koikkal palace:

This palace is located at Nedumangad 18 Km.from Thiruvananathapuram on the way to ponmudi.In the 15th centuary Umayamma Rani built this palace,shaped like a ‘Nalukettu’ and this is the one and only centre for coin collection in kerala.

Agastyakoodam, Trivandrum


A Peak,1890 metres above the sea level situated on the Sahya mountains,61 Km away from Thiruvananathapuram.Agasthyamanuni a famous saint in mythology,spent his days in meditation at this place and hence the name.This is a suitable place for mountaineers.

Ponmudi Trivandrum


A tourist centre 61 Km away from Thiruvananthapuram,at a height of 610 metres above the sea level.This place is surrounded by forest and tea estates.The climate is very pleasant.KTDC has arranged accommodation for the tourists here.