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Kerala Tourism Development Corporation Hotels

Host’s Hospitality Revolution Recording the highest growth rate among tourism establishments in the country, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) is the most successful public sector undertaking The KTDC group of hotels has already stamped the power in term of quality, marketing and hospitality.  Even at the time of recession, Kerala though showed a dim effect in the Kerala tourism field but where far ahead when compared to other state, KTDC too showed the growth and from then on there was no look ... Read more

The Gateway Hotel Varkala

The Gateway Hotel, Varkala Varkala is favorite and beautiful tourist destination of Kerala. It is in the suburbs of Thiruvananthapuram.  Varkala is well known both as a pilgrimage center as well as a tourist destination. Curious land formations, sheer rock cliffs, and the view from atop, simply bewilder the visitors.  Pristine beaches lure tourists and there has been steady growth of visitors every year. The Papanasini beach enhances the spiritual beauty of Varkala and it is believed that having a quick dip in ... Read more

Kombaikani Waterfalls

These are two famous waterfalls on the upper reaches of the Neyyar reservoir in Thiruvananthapuram. It is located in Kallar the way to Ponmudi. Through dense forest 2 km trekking will take to Meemutti waterfalls.  Further  2km will take to Kombaikani waterfalls. Read more

Scintillating Promo on Bekal

Bekal Resort Development Corporation (BRDC) has embarked upon a grand mission of grooming Bekal into an international Kerala tourism destination. As part of the promotional efforts, a documentary film entitled ‘Bekal’ was screened at the Kalabhavan Theatre, Thiruvananthapuram last month. Produced by BRDC and script directed by Mr.C.P.Padmakumar, the film beautifully showcase both the natural and manmade attractions of Bekal, region of diverse attractions and India’s first planned Kerala beach destination. At the beginning of the film, Mr. Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Minister for ... Read more

Surya Kiran Home Stay

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the picturesque Akkulam Tourist Village at the Surya Kiran Home stay, Thiruvananthapuram. Host Mr. Varghese Scariah and his wife  Ms.Sheela Varghese welcome you to their comfortable and well-appointed house where accommodation comes in the form of four bedrooms with wonderful views from the balconies. Enjoy typical Kerala cuisine in this homely ambience. Ayurvedic massages and Yoga classes are also arranged for groups of six or more. Sightseeing trips, including visits to historic places and boating facilities, are ... Read more

Ideal Ayurvedic Resort

The Ideal Ayurvedic Resort is located near Chowara beach near Kovalam in Thiruvananthapuram. For accommodation there is a main guesthouse consists of 10 double rooms, 4 traditional Kerala cottages and a treatment centre. The Kerala resort offer a range of combination treatment therapies, designed to address specific health issues and also ensure that all treatments within such therapies are in fact suitable for the individual health conditions. Various treatment offered are rejuvenation Therapy, Body Purification Therapy, Body Immunization or Longevity Treatment, Slimming ... Read more

Hotel Venkateswara, Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram

Hotel Venkateswara in Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram is located within walking distance of the central Railway Station and the main bus station. The Trivandrum International airport is just 8km away. Easy access to many places of interest in the city is definitely an advantage to guests staying at this hotel. This Kerala hotel has 45 AC and non AC rooms are well-appointed and reasonably priced. The specially designed suites cater to the tastes of even the most discerning Kerala traveler. The Sannidhi conference hall is ... Read more

Varkala Unwind in Peace

Varkala Unwind in Peace - A place where tranquility reigns supreme, where history legends and natural beauty are intermingled in perfect fusion-that is Varkala, a highly acclaimed Kerala beach destination in Thiruvananthapuram district. The Kerala beach cliffs have innumerable natural springs with an outpouring of medicinal waters, while the beach attracts a lot of tourists as the calm and peaceful seas present a safe swimming spot. Varkala is an important pilgrimage centre and devotees flock to the 2000 year-old Janardhana Swamy Temple which ... Read more

Koyikkal Palace

The Koyikkal Palace was built for Umayamma Rani. She was from the Venad royal family and ruled Thiruvananthapuram for some time. It is situated in a picturesque area between the Ponmudi hill station and the Kuttalam waterfalls about 18kms away from Thiruvananthapuram. It is now a Numismatics and folklore Museum. It is a treasure trove of rare articles and exhibits.  It houses models of ancient household utensils and folk arts and ancient musical instruments. The Numismatics Museum is the one and only ... Read more

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, one must visit is the Attukal Bhagvathy temple. This is the temple that allows entry for women only on the day of Pongal festival. It is a grand festival with the deity idol taken out for a procession amidst thousands of women who gather in the temple premises to prepare Pongal. The sword of the Goddess is taken out and the priest blesses the devotees with it. Chendamelams, Nadaswarams, Kumbhakudam, Kathakali, Bharatnatyam, Mohiniyattam performances, music recitals, blasting of crackers, ... Read more

Trivandrum Zoo

Trivandrum Zoo -  Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city with a difference. There is a Zoo right in the middle of the city. It was established in 1857 by the erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore in order to attract more visitors. A huge area, 55 acre, is marked up as the Zoo with a beautiful botanical garden with a variety of plants and flowers making it hard to believe that you are still in the city. This is one of the first Zoos in India. There ... Read more

Kerala Tribal Festival

This year, a unique Kerala Tribal Festival was held to coincide with the Nishagandhi Festival at the Kannakakkunnu palace grounds in Thiruvananthapuram. The entry to the Adivasi ooru or tribal village which had been recreated at the venue was through an opening in a huge termite hill. The ooru had everything-from thatched tribal huts, tribal cuisine. There was a nelppura (granary), nelkalam (threshing floor), erumadam (three house) at the site. The Adivasis place of worship was also recreated at the foot of ... Read more

Thenmala Butterfly Park

Thenmala Butterfly Park - Thenmala, India’s first planned Kerala Eco Tourism project, is s tiny village at the foothills of the Western Ghats, situated halfway between Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam.Thenmala lies at a distance of 66 km from Kollam town. The Thenmala town is surrounded by dense forests and a number of rubber and tea plantations.It is better known for its eco- conservation efforts and home to India’s first planned ecotourism project. The Eco Tourism promotion society offers visitors to explore the forest ... Read more

Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort All in One Package

Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort All in One Package - Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort boasts an ambience of the richest architecture, Ayurveda and yoga. The resort, which sits atop a hill in Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram is spread over an area of 15 acres of lush greenery. Somatheeram Ayurvedic Hospital and Yoga Centre won the Kerala State Government Tourism Award for Best Ayurvedic Centre for six consecutive years from 1998-2004. Somatheeram Ayurvedic Health Resort is the first of its kind for Kerala holidayers to combine the ... Read more

Kumarakom Backwaters

Kumarakom Backwaters is a Kerala backwater paradise that gives the tourist an out-of-the-world experience in Kerala’s rural backdrop. Kumarakom village is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake. Being a part of the Kuttanad region, Kumarakom offers spectacular views. Its mesmerizing natural beauty, enchanting scenery, paddy fields and delicious cuisine offer tourist experiences to cherish as an eternal piece of God’s own Country. The main highlight of this spot on the shores of the vast and enchanting Vemband Lake is the ... Read more

Pazhavangadi Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple

Pazhavangadi Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple - Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple Pazhavangadi is a very well known Ganapathy temple situated in the heart of the city at Pazhavangadi. It is barely 1.5 kms away from the main Bus stand and the Railway station.  The idol was originally worshiped by a soldier of Travancore Army which was garrisoned at Padmanabhapuram. The garrison of the royal army shifted to Thiruvananthapuram when it became the capital of the state of Travancore. The idol than was shifted ... Read more

Akkulam Tourist Village

Another very well known tourist destination on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram is the Akkulam Tourist village. It is just 10 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city.  Akkulam is known for its picturesque backwaters. It is at a nominal distance of just 10 kms from the central railway station. It has the distinction of being the city’s first ever picnic spot in the suburbs. The village is developed on the banks of Akkulam Kayal (backwaters), which happens to be an extension of the Veli Kayal ... Read more

Varkala Temples

Varkala Temples - Varkala is at a distance of 41 kms North from Thiruvananthapuram by rail and about 51 kms by road. The Samadhi of Sree Narayana Guru is located here. He was a great social reformer and philosopher who practiced and preached the motto of ‘one caste, one people, one religion’. Followers visit this place in hundreds. There is a secluded beach close by with the interesting name of Papanasham beach. As the name suggests, devotees and believers believe that the water ... Read more

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary

Neyyar dam is situated in the Agasthyamalai hills in the Neyyattinkara Taluk of Thiruvananthapuram district. It was established in 1958.  There is the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary surrounding the dam which has all kinds of wild animals like Tigers, Wild boars, Elephants, Wild buffaloes, Porcupines and different types of snakes. There is lake at the bottom of the Western Ghats which is very popular with visitors. The KTDC has tours to the Neyyar dam and one can even hire boats and take ... Read more

Peppara Dam and Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary

Peppara Dam and Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary nestled in the Western Ghats is situated near the Ponmudi Hills and is 50 kms from Thiruvananthapuram.  The catchment area of  Peppara dam across the river Karamana was declared as a sanctuary in 1983 to protect the rich ecology and the wild life dependent on it. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 53 sq. km. It is a beautiful place with dense forestation and a sizeable population of wild animals that include Leopards, Nilgiri ... Read more
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