Trivandrum or called Thiruvananthapuram, the place is rich in exotic sites that take the breath away. From cultural extravaganzas to natural beauty, every corner of Trivandrum and nearby places explicate about tremendous effect of nature. With spectacular beaches of Kovalam and Shankumugham, the city looks really vibrant as well as energetic. As the capital of Kerala, it stands proud in being the home to various art forms of Travancore’s King’s time. Really picturesque in its own way, the city of Trivandrum has attracted visitors a lot. Besides this, the natural beauty is spread across the nearby destinations of Trivandrum also. At these places the visitors or even residents can enjoy a perfect weekend.
- Kovalam:A picturesque beach positioned at a distance of just 16km from the main Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, Kovalam is said to be one of the largest beaches in Indian continent. Facing the beautiful Arabian Sea, it happens to be named as the “Paradise of South”. And what add beauty to the charming backdrops are the coconut groves standing tall to invite the tourists. The tourists coming here can opt to stay at various hotels in Kovalam as per their budget allowance. Said to be the collection of natural beaches, it open gates for tourists to Lighthouse beach, Hawah beak and Samudra beach.
- Kollam:Known to be the city of Cashews and Coir, the Kollam is positioned on the shores of Ashtamudi Lake. Picturesquely beautiful and majestically scenic, Kollam has a beach in the same name, Thangaserry beach and Munroe Island for the travellers to enjoy a perfect weekend getaway. By staying at the hostels in Kovalam, it can be easily accessed by the travellers through local transport. Along with spending some quality time on golden banks of the beach, one can see vibrant colors of Kollam in Rameshwara temple.
- Varkala:A beautiful coastal town in Thiruvananthapuram, Varkala is known for its exotic beach with merging cliff overviewing Arabian Sea. Named as one of the most sensational beaches in the world by Discovery Channel, the beach can be a perfect getaway for exploring the silver beaches and lazing around the cosy coastline. Here, people coming to the beach can definitely exclusive activities like para-gliding and para-sailing. Along with this, one can also indulge in pampering the eyes with scenic sunsets and evening walks.
Along with the above-mentioned getaways from the Trivandrum city, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kottayam, Maraikulam, Punalur, Adoor, and Poovar are some of the most wonderful looking places that exhibit the nature’s extravaganza and outlandish beauty. As a part of the weekend getaways, these destinations offer excellent sightseeing options with comfortable stay at the hostels in Kovalam and various other places.