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Ideal Trip Duration: 1-2 Days

Base Station: Trivandrum

Nearest City to Trivandrum: Trivandrum

Best Time to Visit Trivandrum: November to March

Peak Season: August to September & January to March

State: Kerala | District: Trivandrum

Trivandrum Weather: Maximum: 34°C
Minimum: 21°C

At a distance of 85 km from Kanyakumari, 385 km from Coimbatore, 204 km from Kochi, 400 km from Trichy, 266 km from Madurai, 770 km from Chennai, 622 km from Mangalore and 746 km from Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, is the capital of the state of Kerala and the headquarters of Thiruvananthapuram district. It is also one of the popular Kerala places to visit. The city and the suburbs cover an area of about 250 sq. km, situated between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.

Thiruvananthapuram means City of Lord Anantha in Sanskrit and Malayalam. The name derives from the deity of Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple situated in the city. Trivandrum is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland.

The city once formed a part of the kingdom of Travancore, which had its capital at Padmanabhapuram. Even now most of the buildings in the city possess the royal heritage of the Travancore Kings. As per historical records, Thiruvananthapuram was a famous port city during 1050 BC and it maintained trade relations with the Middle East and Mediterranean countries.

Trivandrum is famous for its enchanting tourist spots including internationally renowned beaches like Kovalam, historic monuments with Gothic architecture, lakes / backwaters, unexplored mountain ranges etc. Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Napier Museum, Kanakakkunnu Palace, Science and Technology Museum, Kowdiar Palace, St. Joseph's Cathedral, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Happyland Amusement Park, etc. are some of the tourist attractions in the city.

Trivandrum is a popular medical tourism destination and receives chartered flights for medical tourism, as there are more than hundred recognized Ayurveda centers in and around the city. Medical tourism is further promoted by modern medical hospitals in the City. Recuperation facilities are available at five star beach resorts and hill stations nearby. It is also considered as one of the cleanest cities in India.

The major festivals in the city are Onam, Attukal Pongal & Aaraat of Padmanabha swami Temple. Attukal Pongal is a 10 day annual festival which, is held at the Attukal Temple in Thiruvananthapuram every year.

Trivandrum is easily accessible by air, rail and road. The city has an international airport known connecting major cities in India as well as international destinations. There are direct trains from Trivandrum Central to all the major cities in Kerala like Chennai, Mangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Madurai, etc.

Trivandrum is well connected by bus from Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pondicherry, Kochi, Mangalore and Mumbai. The city has two major bus stations. Long distance buses operate from the Central Bus Station at Thampanoor, Short distance buses operate from the City Bus Station.

The best time to visit Trivandrum is from November-March while the peak season is August to September & January to March. It usually takes two full days to explore the important places in Trivandrum.

OTHER INFO
Internet Availability: Good
STD Code: 0471
Languages Spoken: Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi & English
Major Festivals: Onam festival (Aug/Sep),
Nishagandhi Dance Festival (Jan) ,
Attukal Pongala Festival (Feb/Mar),
The Great Elephant Race (Jan),
Padmanabha Temple Alpasi Ulsavam - Bi-annual (Oct/Nov),
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HOW TO REACH TRIVANDRUM / THIRUVANANTHAPURAM


By Air

Nearest Airport: Trivandrum - Trivandrum International Airport (6 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Trivandrum Central Railway Station (0 Kms)
Trivandram Pettah (3 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Trivandrum Central Bus Station (0 Kms)

30 PLACES TO VISIT & THINGS TO DO IN TRIVANDRUM / THIRUVANANTHAPURAM


Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

At a distance of about 2 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, located in the Fort Area. The temple is one of the 108 Divyadesams of Lord Vishnu. The main deity is seen in reclining position over the serpent Anantha or Adi Sesha. The temple depicts a blend of Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture.

Padmanabha Kshetram and its properties were controlled by Ettuveetil Pillamar under the guidance of Ettara Yogam. Later, Marthanda Varma defeated the Pillamar and his cousins took over power. The temple was renovated majorly by King Marthanda Varma, Maharaja of Travancore in the mid of 17th century.

The temple has an impressive 100 feet gopuram. Only Hindus are permitted inside the temple. Men should remove clothes above waist, no pants for men or churidhar for women. Dhotis can be borrowed at the locker room for Rs. 15.

Timings: 4:15 AM to .....


Museum & Gallery

At a distance of about 2 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, The Palace Museum is located in the Kuthira Malika Palace built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma, the King of Travancore. It is located in the Fort Area near Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple.

It is a rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional Travancore style of architecture. The Museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family. The name Kuthira Malika means 'Palace of Horses' and is derived from the frieze of 122 wooden horses on the exterior walls. The Palace was constructed with teak, rosewood, granite and marble. The palace includes two thrones - one is made entirely from elephant tusks and the other from Bohemian crystal.

Timings: 8.30 AM to 12.30 PM & 3:30 PM to 5.30 PM. Closed on Mondays.


Historical & Heritage | Museum & Gallery

At a distance of about 3.5 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, The Napier Museum (also called as Govt. Art Museum) is one of the earliest Museums in India established by the Maharaja of Travancore in 1855. It is located in Zoological Gardens compound.

It was built in the Indo-Saracenic style. It has a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, ancient ornaments, bronze idols, ivory carvings and a chariot. The museum is named after the former Governor General of Madras, Sir John Napier.

The Museum building sports a rare combination of the Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural styles. The Sree Chitra Art Gallery inside the Napier Museum features a rare collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, Roerich and some fascinating works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of painting, paintings from Japan, China, Bali and Tibet.

Timings: 10 AM - 4:45 PM. Closed on Mondays. 1 PM to 5 PM on Wednesday and on Public Holidays.


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 3.5 Kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Attukal Bhagavathi Temple is one of the famous temples in Kerala and famously known as the Sabarimal of Women. This temple got its place in Guinness Book of World Records as 'the largest gathering of women in the world'. About 1.5 million women gather at this temple to celebrate the famous Pongala festival.

Dedicated to Goddess Devi (another form of Goddess Parvathi), this temple is located in the heart of Trivandrum city. Pilgrims visiting Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple consider their visit is incomplete without offering prayers at this temple.

Attukal Pongala is the main festival celebrated at this temple on Karthika day of Kumbham month (Feb/March). During this festival, millions of women gather around this temple and prepare Pongala (rice cooked with jaggery, ghee, coconut as well as other ingredients) to offer to the goddess to seek her best blessings.

Timings: 4:30 AM to 12:30 PM & 5 PM to 8:30 PM


Lake & Backwaters | Pilgrimage

At a distance of 8 Kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Thiruvallam is a popular Backwater destination. This is also a popular destination for canoe rides. The Backwaters are formed by Killi and Karamana rivers that come together at Thiruvallam. There are arrangements for boating and water sports at Thiruvallam Boat Club.

A temple dedicated to Parashurama, the legendary founder of Kerala is also located here. The tourists in large numbers come every year to offer prayers.

Poonthura Beach is less around 1 KM from Thiruvallam Boat Club.


Beach

At a distance of 13 km from Trivandrum, 63 km from Kochi, 67 km from Nagarcoil, 212 km from Kochi, 159 km from Alleppey and 83 km from Kanyakumari, Kovalam, on the shores of Arabian Sea, is one of the most famous Beaches in Kerala. It is also one of the most famous places to visit in Kerala state.

The beautiful Kovalam Beach resort is also known as the 'Paradise of the South'. Kovalam means 'A grove of coconut trees' and the whole area beyond the shores around Kovalam is literally filled with endless sight of coconut trees offering magnificent views while approaching the beach. Kovalam gained importance when Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bai, the Queen of Travancore, built a palace, the Halcyon Castle on the top rock near the beach in 1930s. Thereafter the place was brought to the public eye by her nephew the Maharaja of Travancore. After Independence, .....

Distance (From Trivandrum Central Railway Station): 13 Kms
Trip Duration (From Trivandrum Central Railway Station - Including Travel): Full Day
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Museum & Gallery

At a distance of 1.5 Kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Chacha Nehru Children's Museum is a major attraction for children in the city of Trivandrum. Established in 1980, it is named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who is remembered for his great love towards children.

The museum displays a vast range of objects like traditional and proclaim 2000 featuring figures in Indian costume, American presidents, health education displays, a mini aquarium and the first issue of children's literature in Malayalam. The philately section includes post independence commemorative postage stamps.

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Mondays and public holidays. Photography not allowed.


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 3.5 Kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, The Kanakakunnu Palace is situated near the Napier Museum. It is place where the Travancore royal family once entertained their guests. Today the palace and its sprawling grounds are the venue for many cultural meets and programs.

An all India Dance Festival (October to March) is organized here every year. During this period the classical Indian Dance Performances are conducted every day. The Palace is a perfect example for the artistic quality of the people of Thiruvananthapuram.

The Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has documented the palace as a heritage monument.

Timings: Not Available


Miscellaneous

At a distance of 3.5 Kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Priyadarshini Planetarium is one of the most sophisticated Planetariums in India. It provides a panoramic experience of the Universe with advanced projection technology.

The planetarium organizes shows on MAN AND THE UNIVERSE, dealing with the origin and different stages of development of astronomy, the structure of different planets and the Origin of the Universe. The MYRIAD SUNS shows deal with the birth and death of stars, black holes, neutron stars, star clusters, galaxies, nebula, supernova.

Show Timings: Malayalam - 10:30 AM, 3 PM & 5 PM. English - 12 Noon.


Wildlife

At a distance of about 4 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, The Zoological Gardens houses one of the oldest and best Zoos in the country. Established in 1859 by Maharaja of Travancore, the Zoo contains many exotic trees and an excellent lake.

Spread over in 55 acres of land, the Zoo has 75 different species of animals not only from India but from abroad as well. It offers a rare opportunity for the visitors to experience and enjoy unparalleled picturesque and panoramic sylvan surroundings besides vivid animal collections. It contains a large collection of animals from India and abroad. Set amidst shady trees and a forest-like landscape, the animals are provided with a natural habitat. An aviary and reptile house is the added attractions here.

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM. Closed on Mondays.


Museum & Gallery

At a distance of 4 Kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Natural History Museum is located in the Trivandrum Public Park compound near Napier Museum.

It was opened for public in the year of 1885. The building in which it is presently housed was constructed in 1964. The museum was initially started with the individual collection of General Cullen. There are separate galleries for the Mammals, the birds, the vertebrates, the invertebrates and the skeletons. A library and a laboratory also form part of the museum.

Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM. Closed on Mondays and national holidays. 1 PM to 4:45 PM on Wednesdays.


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of about 6 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Kowdiar Palace was built in 1914 by Maharajah Moolam Thirunal. It is the official residence of the present Maharajah of Travancore, Moolam Thirunal and the Travancore Royal family. The architectural work of the Kowdiar Palace is famous.

Public are not permitted to enter the palace, but can view this grand old building from the gate.


Beach

At a distance of about 10 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Shanghumugham Beach is a famous beach around Trivandrum. The huge sculpture of a Nymph (Jalakanyaka) made by the famous sculptor Sri Kanai Kunjuraman and a restaurant shaped like a star fish are added attractions here.

The beach is more crowded during the weekends and local holidays. Sunset at this beach is worth watching. The Chacha Nehru Traffic Training Park here attracts children and helps them to learn the traffic rules. During temple festivals the beach witnesses ritual washing of temple idols.


Miscellaneous

At a distance of about 10 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Veli Tourist Village is a famous waterfront park in a close proximity to the Trivandrum city.

It is built at the point where the lagoon meets the Arabian Sea is replete with fish ponds, wading pools and landscaped gardens. The facilities include boating, water sports and children's park. A beautiful park and a floating restaurant attract tourists. There are facilities for Pedal boating, row boating, speed boating, swimming and small parties in Veli.

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM.


Miscellaneous

At a distance of 10 Kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Akkulam Tourist Village is a beautiful picnic spot on the banks of the Akkulam Lake. The Tourist Village has a boat club, a well-equipped children's park, snack bar and a paddle pool and a swimming pool for adults.

The Akkulam Tourist Village is constructed where the native lagoon amalgamates with the Arabian Sea and the area is dotted with fish ponds, wading pools and beautiful landscaped gardens. Of late the city aims at constructing the first musical dancing fountain, which represents the Padmamanabha Swamy Temple in the background. This masterpiece would be constructed by the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) in order to attract tourists from round the world.

Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM.


Lake & Backwaters

At a distance of about 15 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Aruvikkara Dam is a beautiful dam constructed over Karamana River.

The dam is the main source of water to the city of Trivandrum. There is a small park laid out with an artificial waterfall. It is dangerous to take a bath in the dam because of the innumerable rocks that have huge curve-ins.

There is an ancient Bhagavathi Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga on the banks of Karamana River built on a rock.


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 15 Kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station & 4 kms from Kovalam, Vizhinjam is a small coastal town located near the Kovalam Beach.

Vizhinjam is famous for the 18th century rock-cut caves. This granite cave is a one-celled shrine with sculptures of Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi (Lord Shiva).The outer wall of the cave depicts half complete reliefs of the Hindu God Shiva with Goddess Parvathi. Vizhinjam was earlier the capital of the Ay chieftains who ruled the southern parts of Kerala in the 8th century AD.

The Cave is very close to the Vizhinjam Bus Station. Vizhinjam also has a nice beach at a distance of around 1 Km from Bus Station.

Vizhinjam is connected by frequent buses from Trivandrum City.


Museum & Gallery

At a distance of 16 Kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Koyikkal Palace located in Nedumangad is a 16th century Palace built by Umayamma Rani of the Venad Royal family.

This palace houses Asia's biggest Folklore Museum setup by the Department of Archaeology in 1992 and Numismatics Museum. The Numismatics Museum is the most elegant fraction that can be enjoyed by the tourists and it is one of the most exclusive Museums in the country. The Museum has some of the marvelous collection of musical instruments like Chandravalayam (which is not found else where in the country) and Nanthuni. The museum also has coins belonging to the Gwalior Royal Family, the Nizam of Hyderabad, Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan etc. The exhibits in the museum draw attention to the rich cultural heritage of Kerala.

Nedumangad is connected by frequent buses from Trivandrum City.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM. Monday Holiday.


Wildlife

At a distance of about 29 Kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over an area of 128 sq. kms at the foot of Western Ghats. The Neyyar Dam built over Neyyar River is located within the Wildlife Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary is the home of unique species of flora and fauna. From wild boars and elephants to the vast range of medicinal herbs, Neyyar is truly a nature lover's paradise. The crocodile farm, the lion safari park and the deer park are some of the main attraction of the Neyyar Sanctuary. Boating facility is available in the reservoir of the Neyyar Dam.

The best time visit Neyyar Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary is October to March.


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of about 32 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station & 12 km from Varkala, Anjengo Fort (also called as Anchuthengu Fort) is a 16th Century fort constructed by the English East India Company

It was the first settlement of East India Company in Kerala. Attingal Queen allowed the British to build a fort and trading settlements here. The remains of the old English Fort, which had withstood many a siege, can be seen here even today. Anchuthengu fort was one of the most important bastions of the British East India Company. An ancient church is located nearby

The Fort is located on the shores of clean Anchuthengu beach. Nearest Bus Station & Railway Station is Kadakkavur, which is connected by frequent buses Trivandrum city.


Wildlife

At a distance of 39 Kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, The Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 53 sq. kms. The Peppara Dam located inside the Wildlife Sanctuary is constructed across Karamana River and spread in an area of 5.82 sq. kms. The reservoir provides drinking water to the city of Trivandrum.

It is accessible from Vithurai on Trivandrum - Ponmudi road. Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is merged partially with the Palode reserve and the Kottoor reserve, all the three together forming the whole of the area covered by the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

The wildlife species found in the sanctuary are tiger, panther, wild dog, lion tailed macaque, elephant, gaur, sambhar etc. The bird species especially the water birds like darter, little cormorant, pied kingfisher are seen here.


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 47 Kms from Trivandrum and 22 Kms from Kollam, Paripally is famous for Gajamela (Elephant Pageant) conducted in Feb/March. It is located in Kollam district between Trivandrum and Kollam.

The Gajamela is conducted on 10th day of the festival celebrated in the month of Feb/March. Around 50 elephants are taken out on a ritual procession. The elephants in these processions are offered as Nercha (ritual offerings to the deity for prosperity) by devotees at the temple of the Goddess Bhadrakali.

Paripally is situated on NH47 between Kollam and Trivandrum and all the buses between Trivandrum and Kollam stop here.


Waterfall

At a distance of 50 Kms from Kanyakumari, 51 Kms from Trivandrum & 704 Kms from Chennai (about 12 kms from Trivandrum - Kanyakumari highway, 13 kms from Pechiparai Dam), the Kodayar makes its descend at Thiruparappu and forms this wonderful waterfall.

The river bed is rocky and about 300 feet in length. The water falls from a height of nearly 50 feet and the water flows for about seven months in a year. The whole bed above the falls is one rocky mass which extends up to a distance of about quarter of a kilometer upstream where the famous Thirparappu weir has been constructed for supplying water to the paddy fields. A swimming pool has been constructed for children over here. This is a safe place for swimming.

Mahadeva Temple dedicated to Siva enclosed by strong fortification is very close to the waterfalls and it's one of the important Siva temples in Kanyakumari district.

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Distance (From Trivandrum): 51 Kms
Trip Duration (From Trivandrum - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 35 Kms from Kanyakumari, 53 Kms from Trivandrum & 700 Kms from Chennai (situated on Trivandrum - Kanyakumari road), Padmanabhapuram is an ancient historical town surrounded by a fort with an area of 187 acres. The ancient capital of Travancore might be constructed before AD 1601. The palace with an area of seven acres, is situated in the very centre on the Padmanabhapuram Fort, amidst hills, dales and rivers.

The fort which was built with mud originally was dismantled and reconstructed with granite by Maharaja Marthanda Varma. The height of the walls varies from 15 ft to 24 ft according to the inclination of the ground.

Entry Fee Rs 25 for Adult & Rs 10 for Children. Closed on Mondays.
Fees for Foreigners : Adult Rs 200 & Children Rs 50
Video and Camera Fee are Rs 1500 & Rs 25 Respectively
Separate fee for Car parking

Distance (From Trivandrum): 53 Kms
Trip Duration (From Trivandrum - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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Hill Station

At a distance of 56 km from Trivandrum, Ponmudi is a cute picturesque hill station in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. It lies at an altitude of around 1000 m and is a popular destination for trekking in Kerala and one of the best weekend getaways from Trivandrum city. It is also among the popular Kerala tourist places, especially in summer season.

Ponmudi, meaning Golden Crown, is part of the Western Ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the Arabian Sea. Ponmudi is surrounded by scenic hills, spice plantations, tea estates, natural springs and winding streams. Ponmudi was founded by Rishi Parshuram, a prominent Indian mythological figure.

Ponmudi is blessed with scenic splendor and natural beauty. It has a carpet of thick tropical forest that rolls down to the foot of the hill range. A variety of wildlife inhabits the hills. The valley offers vistas of the hills and access to the Kallar River. Sightseeing in and around .....


Waterfall

At a distance of 59 Kms from Trivandrum, Aruvi Waterfalls is located near Bonacaud Estate in Trivandrum district.

The falls are located in thick forest of Peppara Forest Range. The nearest road point to the waterfalls is Bonecaud Estate. The falls can be reached by 7 km trek from Bonacaud. The local tribes are available as guides to help tourist find the correct path to the falls in the forest. Good physical fitness is required to finish this trek. Prior forest pass from the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is required to enter the forest (Ph: 0471-2272182). They can also arrange guided tours with overnight stay at camp inside the forest.

Bonacaud is accessible by few buses from Trivandrum. Best way to reach Bonacaud is by own vehicle or hiring cab from Trivandrum.


Adventure / Trekking | Pilgrimage

At a distance of 62 Kms from Trivandrum, Agasthyakoodam is a hill range in Western Ghats at an altitude of 6201 feet above sea. It is the second highest peak in Kerala after Anamudi near Munnar (8842 feet).

The mountain is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus, as it is believed to be the abode of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara as well as of the sage Agastya, a disciple of Shiva. The hill range is now declared as Agasthya Vanam Biological Park covering an area of 23 sq. kms. Also, it is the source of River Kallar.

There are two routes to trek the peak of Agasthyakoodam, one from Kotoor near Neyyar Dam and other one is Bonacaud. The trek distance is about 28 Kms and takes 2 days. Prior forest pass from the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is required to enter the forest (Ph: 0471-2272182). Guided treks are arranged with overnight stay at camp inside the forest.

Both Kotoor and Bonacaud are accessible by Bus from Trivandrum.


Wildlife

At a distance of 68 Kms from Trivandrum, Pandipathu located inside Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for large population of Indian Wild Buffalo (or Gaur).

Situated on Kerala-Tamil Nadu boarder, Pandipathu can be accessible from Bonacaud. Forest Department of Kerala promotes an eco-tourism project called 'Visit To Bison Abode', a special 2-day package with night halt in the forest. Prior permission should be taken before proceeding from Assistant Wildlife Warden, Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Trivandrum (ph: 0471- 2892344).

Bonacaud is connected by bus service from Trivandrum.


Waterfall

At a distance of 37 km from Kanyakumari, 21 km from Nagercoil, 79 km from Trivandrum & 691 Kms from Chennai, Olakkay Aruvi Waterfalls is a wonderful waterfall located near Azhagiapandipuram in Kanyakumari district. It is located within the limits of Kalakkad Wildlife Sanctuary.

The nearest road point to the falls is at Ayyappa Temple which is about 2 Kms from Azhagiapandipuram. About 2 Kms trek from Ayyappa Temple through bumpy & hilly path will take you to this lovely place.

Azhagiapandipuram is connected by buses from Nagercoil town.

Distance (From Trivandrum): 74 Kms
Trip Duration (From Trivandrum - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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Beach | Nature & Scenic | Pilgrimage

At a distance of 707 km from Chennai, 85 km from Trivandrum, 22 km from Nagercoil, 242 km from Madurai, 375 km from Trichy, 82 km from Tirunelveli and 130 km from Tuticorin, Kanyakumari is a coastal town in Tamil Nadu. Located at the southernmost tip of the Indian Peninsula, it is also called Cape Comorin. Kanyakumari is a famous pilgrimage site and also one of the best Places to visit in Tamilnadu.

Kanyakumari has been a great centre for art and religion for centuries. It was also an area of great trade and commerce. It was ruled by Cholas, Pandyas and Nayaks. Later on, Kanyakumari came under the rule of the Venad dynasty and its capital was located at Padmanabhapuram. In spite of the troubles encountered in the southern border of Venad, Marthanda Varma expanded the kingdom northwards to Aluva and established the kingdom of Travancore. In 1745, the capital was shifted from Padmanabhapuram .....

Distance (From Trivandrum): 85 Kms
Trip Duration (From Trivandrum - Including Travel): Full Day
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