A luxury hotel from the Taj group, this hotel is in the heart of the commercial district and located close to the airport and railway station.
Trivandrum, also known by the tongue twister name of Thiruvananthapuram, is the capital of the south Indian state of Kerala. Although not as popular among tourists as the other Kerala city of Kochi, Trivandrum has its own charm. Life here is fairly laid-back and peaceful, somewhat typical of the state itself. Most people use Trivandrum as a quick stopover on their way to the beach resorts of Kovalam or Varkala, but by itself, the city has enough to merit a day or two. It is also a major centre for Ayurveda, along with Kochi.
What to doView all
Day tour of the cityFamily
Spend a day at the Zoological Gardens, with its impressive showcase of animals and birds, from tigers to macaws. The zoo also cont...Family
Padmanabha Swamy Temple
Take in the 260-year-old Padmanabha Swamy Temple, with its imposing seven-tiered tower (called gopuram in the local language).Cultural
Make a day trip to Kovalam beach, just 18 km away, for clean waters and a taste of local life.Family
Where to stayView all
Take a yoga and Ayurveda break at this wellness resort just outside Trivandrum, by the serene beach of Kovalam.
An idyllic cliff-top location overlooking the sea, the highlight of this hotel is its spa, which focuses on traditional Ayurveda treatments.
Where to eatView all
The menu at Villa Maya is multi-cuisine, ranging from North Indian to Continental. However, the star at Villa Maya is its Kerala cuisine.
Serving the best and freshest catches of the day, diners must not miss the hot stone grilled jumbo prawns and the prawn mango curry.
Zenzerro does both quick bites and elaborate meals well, with a menu that ranges from soups and salads to pizza and pasta.
For all those keeping an eye on the calories, Pathayam is the place to go, with its offerings of organic and healthy food.