The city of Lord Ananta - Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is the capital city of the state of Kerala. Built upon the seven hills this stunning city has countless picturesque places to explore. the city holds the most popular temple- the Padmanabhaswamy temple which is also known as the Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple.
Thiruvananthapuram is the beautiful capital of Kerala state has vibrant festivals that are celebrated now and then throughout the year. The Village fair is celebrated in January where the village is set near Kovalam with beautiful displays of cultural performances like Kathakali. It is celebrated for the travelers to see and visualize how the people of Kerala used to live their lives. Another festival celebrated here is the Nishagandhi Dance Festival where the folk form is performed in the open-air theatre of Nishagandhi in the Kanakakunnu Palace compound. Another famous festival is the Food festival that is celebrated in February. Other festivals are – Onam, Vetta and Arattu, and Attukal Pongala that are celebrated with great enthusiasm.
Kerala is truly a gourmand’s delight. Famous dishes in Thiruvananthapuram include- Thoran, stew, Kallan, Puttu, Appam, Idiyappam, Ghee roast dosa, Kerala Prawn curry, Fish Molee, VaruthaKozhi, banana chips. From seafood, you will find it all on the menu here in Thiruvananthapuram.
What is Thiruvananthapuram famous for
The stunning city Thiruvananthapuram is famed for the Padmanabaswamy Temple that is built in the Dravidian style, the serene beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, the fabulous backwaters of Poovar and Anchuthengu and its Western Ghats tracts of Ponmudi and the Agastyamala.
Major Markets in Thiruvananthapuram
Shopaholics can find numerous markets to shop from in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Here is a list of some famous markets- Connemara market- famous for local restaurants. It is a wholesale market where one can buy vegetables, and spices at wholesale rates. This market is located in Palayam, Another famous market is the Saphalyam Complex that is located just beside the Connemara market. One can go for- garments, ornaments, and several other fashion accessories.
One of the most popular markets is the Chalai Market which is more than 100 years old. It holds a great variety of spices. Try street food that is available in this market. There are other items too that can be purchased from this market. There are other markets too from where you can purchase according to their likes- Sarwaa Lifestyle-local handicrafts, jewellery, garments, Stacey International, Mc Adils Antiques-modern handicrafts, antique furniture, Ramachandran textiles, MG Road, Kairali Handicrafts, Atukkul Shopping complex, and Mall of Travancore.
Where to Stay in Thiruvananthapuram
The pretty Thiruvananthapuram is the aptest destination to escape for a rejuvenating vacation from luxury to budget hotels, resorts, homestays, Thiruvananthapuram has it all that is perfectly wrapped with modern-day luxury and home-like comfort. There are several well-furnished resorts, hotels, homestays, where you can make your stay comfortable. The exciting Thiruvananthapuram tour will be a comfortable experience for the travelers as there are several cheap and luxury hotels, resorts, and homestays available for them amidst nature.
One visiting can book hotels, resorts, and homestays on reaching the site of their visits. On other occasions, one can book online in advance which will make one escape from the anxiety of the travel tour.
Where to eat in Thiruvananthapuram
Here is the list of top most restaurants that need to be tried during your Thiruvananthapuram trip- Anand Bhavan, Regency restaurant-MG Road, Cherries & Berries- Vazhuthacaud, Tiffany’s restaurant- Palayam, Ariya Nivaas- Palayam, Vibhav-Vanross Junction, and Bread Factory.