Thiruvananthapuram is also a tourist destination for both domestic and international tourists. There are many tourist destinations in or near the city including Kovalam beach, Sanghumukham Beach, Napier museum and Zoo (Yann Martel wrote his book Life of PI after studying a disabled lion, Simba for months together), Agasthyarkoodam peak, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Neyyar Dam, Kuthira Malika palace, Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple, Ponmudi, Poovar, Varkala Cliffs and beaches and many others.
Kanyakumari, Thiruvattar, Padmanabhapuram Palace and Tirpparappu waterfalls, are also near the city, in the adjoining Kanyakumari District (Nagercoil), in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The southern most district and the capital of Kerala, God’s own country, one who visits Thiruvananthapuram, visits heaven experiencing the ecstasy of being here.
The eponymous Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple circled by the East Fort is at the center of a busy shopping hub of the city. The temple attracts millions of visitors every year. Visitors are required to adhere to special dress code before entering the temple. Recent court battle challenges the custodianship of the Royal family over the temple. The controversy centres on the estimated properties of over $20 billion housed in the vaults of the temple.
|Hycinth By Sparsa||Villa Maya||Museum||KIMS Hospital|
|Palmleaves Beach Resort||Garden Grille Restaurant||Kovalam Beach||Ananthapuri Hospital|
|Biverah Hotel & Suites||Jasmine Bay||Shanghumugham Beach||Lords Hospital|
|SP Grand Days||Mothers Veg Plaza||Ponmudi||Government Medical College|
|Uday Suites||Zam Zam Restaurant||Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple||Jubilee Memorial Hospital|
Trivandrum is the Sports Capital of Kerala.Trivandrum has Asia’s best 2015 Multi-functional Cricket Cum Football International Stadium at Kazhakkoottam and India’s best Shooting range at Vattiyoorkkavu.
The Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium, in the heart of the city, is a prominent football stadium and has hosted both national and international level matches. The University Stadium has hosted two international cricket matches. This stadium is under the University of Kerala and is equipped with synthetic tracks for athletics games. The Central Stadium, which has facilities for athletics, football, basketball, volleyball and cricket practice nets, is situated on the eastern side of the Government Secretariat. The Jimmy George Indoor Stadium, the GV Raja Sports School and Lakshmi Bhai National College for Physical Education (LNCPE) are the other major sports establishments in the city.