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|Trivandrum city centre|
|Trivandrum International Airport (TRV): 3 mi from city centre|
Planning a holiday in Trivandrum, in the heart of India's Kerala regional? Gandhi called tho solace the "Evergreen City of India" and it's not to be missed. Trivandrum International Airport (TRV) welcomes flights from around the world. Catch flights onboard Air India, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, among others.
The best time to visit Trivandrum is between October and February for beach holidays. February to May is extremely hot while June to September is monsoon reason. Book your flights to Trivandrum at least half year in advance for the cheapest fares.
Flights to Trivandrum take at least 13 hours from London.
Trivandrum is a very historic city which is why it's the most popular stop for visitors in Kerala. From palaces to temples, parks to museums and beaches not too far away, Trivandrum is a treat.
Sree Anantha Padmanabha Temple: This is the heart of the city and one of the oldest temples in all of India. There are thousands of stories and statues here to discover and is an architectural wonder in both Kerala and Tamil styles.
Shanghumukham Beach: If you hire a car in Trivandrum it's easy to reach the city beach, just 8km outside the city centre. It's a great spot to watch the sunset or enjoy a swim on a hot Indian summer day.
Padmanabhapuram Palace: This is the old residence of the Travancore Royal family and is one of the most beautiful royal palaces. It is the world's largest wooden palace, according to the Guinness Book of World Records and is made entirely out of teak and rosewood.
Find more information on Kerala Tourism.
Unless you are going to Trivandrum on a business trip, it's best to book a hotel in Kovalam and travel into Trivandrum on day trips. It's more suited for beach holidays but the city also offers plenty in terms of hotel accommodation. Just be sure to book your rooms in advance during peak season.