Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, is a well-known tourist destination of India. Encircled by the expansive Arabian Sea on the western side and the lush green forests of the Western Ghats on the eastern side, it is famed in the form of a gateway to some of the most amazing beaches and backwaters of Kerala. Popular for being quite close to a number of Kovalam’s enchanting palm-fringed beaches as well as the beautiful backwaters of Veli and Thiruvallam, Trivandrum is a must-visit during your Kerala tours. Thiruvananthapuram, also a prime historical city, boasts of a being home to a number of historic monuments, museums and temples, making it a heritage-filled delight.
Thiruvananthapuram, translated as the ‘City of the Sacred Snake’, has been named after ‘Anantha’, the mythological thousand-headed Snake of Lord Vishnu. The alluring Thiruvananthapuram backwaters tour offers you a chance to visit some of the most popular tourist attractions such as Shri Padhmanabhaswamy Temple, Shri Chitra Art Gallery, Napier Museum, Kanakakunnu Palace and more. Thus, along with admiring the beauty of the nature, you can also explore its heritage beauty. Just go on-board a luxury houseboat to cruise on the very beautiful Thiruvallam backwaters, near Trivandrum or to indulge in a number of water sports activity at the attractive Veli Lagoon, only 8 km from the city. Discovering the beauty of the backwaters is going to be a rejuvenating experience.
Cruising along the extensive Thiruvananthapuram backwaters is like treating your eyes to the beauty of a paradise that includes a network of solitary and serene waterways of rivers, lagoons, lakes, canals and tropical vegetation forest. The Vembabad Lake, around 200 sq km in area, is the biggest backwater opening into the Arabian Sea at the Cochin port. The most popular backwater cruise is en-route Kovalam because of its serene backwater stretch with its canoe rides with the meeting point of Karamana and Killi- 2 Rivers being the main attraction. Another tourist attraction is in Thiruvallam, a temple dedicated to Lord Parshuram, who according to Hindu mythology is the celebrated founder of the Kerala.
Along with treating your eyes to the natural beauty spread all around you, you also get a chance to explore some of the popular tourist attractions during your Trivandrum backwaters tour including Padmanabhaswamy temple, Neyyar dam, the Museum complex, Science & Technology museum, Sanghumugham beach, Veli tourist village and Kanakakkunnu Palace.
Thiruvananthapuram, located in the shores of the Arabian Sea, is Kerala’s southernmost district and is famous for its close proximity to the number of world-popular beaches. Veli and Thiruvallam are two of its backwater stretches that are very well-known for being dotted with a number of historical structures. On the way to Kovalam, Thiruvallam is a popular enchanting and tranquil backwater stretch, around 6 km from Thiruvananthapuram. The most popular activity here is a canoe ride on the confluence of Killi and Karamana. This route is a perfect choice for a one-day cruise tour.
Veli Tourist Village, bounded by the Arabian Sea and the Veli lagoon, separated by a slender sand bar, is the best place to indulge in offers water sports in the lagoon. This waterfront park, spread in 18 acres of land, has a floating bridge that connects the village to the beach. You can also enjoy boating on the lake at Aakulam Boat Club. There is children’s park as well that has a swimming pool too.