Thiruvananthapuram, the charming capital city of Kerala is all about lovely landscapes, pristine sandy beaches, long stretches of palm fringed shorelines, serene backwaters, historic monuments & rich cultural heritage. Apart from its natural attractions Thiruvananthapuram is a holy adobe with so many ancient temples which are famous for its architectural beauty.
Thiruvananthapuram has been the centre of cultural activities from ancient times. With many of the features like the museums, libraries and Swathi Thirunal College of Music the city has been the soul of all cultural activities. The best way to explore this beautiful city is with our One Day Thiruvananthapuram Local Sightseeing Tour by Cab.
With a private cab at your disposal, your trip to Trivandrum will be a breeze as you sit and enjoy the beauty of this place with our one day Trivandrum local sightseeing trip, making it one of the most memorable trips of your lifetime.
Door-step pickup from your Home / Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram at 9:00 AM
|Padmanabhaswamy Temple||90 mins||more..|
|Kuthiramalika Palace||50 mins||more..|
|Napier Museum||40 mins||more..|
|Natural History Museum||30 mins||more..|
|Sri Chitra Art Gallery||40 mins||more..|
|Science & Technology Museum and Planetarium||30 mins||more..|
|Kanakakunnu Palace||1 hour||more..|
|Ganapathy Temple||30 mins||more..|
|Attukal Bhagavathy Temple||40 mins||more..|
Drop back at your Home / Hotel in Thiruvananthapuram by 6:00 PM
What to Expect
The best time to visit the capital city of Kerala is during the winter months from October to February when the weather is quite pleasant. The summer months are hot and humid when one can get quite uncomfortable. A one day Trivandrum city tour is the best way to visit all the must visit spots of the city in a single day within the comfort of a private cab without burning a hole in your pocket.
In this one day local tour of Trivandrum, you will visit various historical and religious places like Padmanabha Swamy temple, Kuthiramalika palace, Napier Museum, Natural History Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Science & Technology Museum and Planetarium, Kanakakunnu Palace, Ganapathy Temple, and Attukal Bhagavathy temple.
All of our private rental cabs are GPS-enabled, air conditioned and luxurious. There are no hidden fees and no extra charges, making your trip to the capital city of Kerala a wonderful experience.
Package Cost of 1 Day Thiruvananthapuram Local Sightseeing Trip by Cab
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Places to Visit During Your One Day Thiruvananthapuram Local Sightseeing Trip by Car
In our same day Trivandrum local sightseeing trip you and your family will be visiting the following sites of interest :
1. Padmanabhaswamy Temple:
Located at the heart of the city this temple is the landmark of the city. The famous Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is run by a trust headed by the erstwhile royal family of Travancore. This temple is one of the 108 holy abodes of Lord Vishnu.
Constructed in Dravidian style of architecture the main attraction is the deity of Sree Padmanabhaswamy. The deity is enshrined in a reclining posture on a serpent called Anantha. In the recent past the temple has become popular for its assets which have been valued 90000 crore. The temple has a seven story carved gopuram which is reflected in the sacred tank.
- Must Do: Seek blessings of Lord Vishnu and marvel at the architecture of the temple.
2. Kuthiramalika Palace:
Kuthiramalika palace also called as Mansion of Horses or Puthenmalika Palace is situated on the South east side of Padmanabhaswamy temple. This is a complex of several palaces and buildings. The palace got the name because of the shape of head carvings of the horses on the exterior walls. The palace was built in the nineteenth century by Swathi Thirunal. The palace with its traditional architecture has many royal exhibits. It displays the King’s collection of musical instruments as well as a variety of arms, paintings, ornaments and many artifacts of Royal family.
- Must See: Witness various royal exhibits displayed in the museum complex.
3. Napier Museum:
Thiruvananthapuram houses some of the best museums in the state. These museums are in a park in the North of the city. Napier Museum is situated in the North of the city and is named after Lord Charles Napier, The governor of Madras. This museum started in the nineteenth century is a typical Kerala style architectural beauty. The museum has a precious collection of eleventh to eighteenth century bronze and stone sculptures.
- Must See: Have a look at the various idols and accessories used by the royal family
4. Natural History Museum:
Located to the east of Napier Museum, Natural History Museum is another popular museum visited by tourists and locals alike. With an ethnographic collection and a wooden house built in Kerala style, it is another wonderful museum in Thiruvananthapuram which is worth to watch. It has several galleries that display items related to the natural sciences, which is both impressive as well as informative.
- Must See: Have a look at the exhibits of animal skeletons, stuffed animals and birds.
5. Sri Chitra Art Gallery:
An impressive collection of Art and Paintings made Sri Chitra Art Gallery is a perfect spot for art lovers. This Art Gallery holds works of many great painters from different places. There are paintings of Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools along with works from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali. Works of Ravi Varma, Svetoslav and Nicholas Roerich made this gallery popular.
- Must See: The marvellous paintings of Raja Ravi Verma.
6. Science & Technology Museum and Planetarium:
Established by the Government of Kerala in 1984,The Science & Technology Museum and Planetarium is visited in large numbers by school children. Children can learn about all the science inventions by an interesting method.Visiting this museum will be an informative and fun filled experience.
- Must See: Don’t miss the shows conducted at the Priyadarshini Planetarium.
7. Kanakakunnu Palace:
Kanakakunnu Palace situated across the Napier Museum is a wonderful palace reflecting the magnificent architecture and craftsmanship of the ancient days. The palace built in the time of Travancore kings was mainly for the Banquet ceremonies. Apart from this there are other palaces in the city. Kowdiar Palace and Pattom palace are other palaces in the city where the Royal family lives.
- Must See: Witness various cultural programmes and exhibitions conducted in the palace complex.
8. Ganapathy Temple:
The Ganapathy Temple in Pazhavangadi is another popular attraction in the city. It is believed that the small idol of Ganapathy was found in a river by a soldier of the Nair infantry and installed in Pazhavangadi in the eighteenth century. A large number of coconuts close to 10000 are broken here by devotees everyday.
- Must See: Adore the carved sculptures in the temple depicting various forms of Ganesha
9. Attukal Bhagavathy Temple:
Attukal Bhagavathy temple popularly known as the Sabarimala of women is renowned for Attukal Pongala festival. This annual festival commences on Bharani day in Kumbhom (February – March) continues for nine days. During this festival women gather along the road to the temple for nearly 2 km and cook sweet pongal to offer the goddess. Pongala is an offering usually made in Bhagavathi temples.
- Must See: Marvel at the carved figures of Goddesses Kali, Mahishasuramardhini, Parvati and Rajarajeswari along with Lord Shiva and different depictions of Bhagavathy.
Thus, your 1 day Trivandrum local sightseeing tour will ensure that you relax in the comfort of your private car and witness the beauty of this place in just one day. This one day might just be the most memorable day of your life!
Good to know
- Hotel / Home pick-up / drop-off
- Round-trip transportation in private air-conditioned car
- Parking Charges
- Toll-gate Charges
What’s not included
- English-speaking guide
- Entry ticket fee for tourist attractions
- Breakfast / lunch / dinner