The temple is built in Dravidian style of architecture associated with the temples located in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu, featuring high walls and a 16th-century Gopuram. The principal deity Vishnu is enshrined in the "Anantha Sayanam" posture, the eternal yogic sleep on the serpent Adisheshan Sree Padmanabhaswamy is the tutelary deity of the royal family of Travancore. The titular Maharaja of Travancore Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma is the trustee of the temple as Sree Padmanabhadasa, the slave of Lord Padmanabha. In line with the Temple Entry Proclamation, only those who profess the Hindu faith are permitted entry to the temple and devotees have to strictly follow the dress code. Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is considered as the world’s richest temple with more than 1 lakh crore rupees of worth treasures.In fact, in terms of precious metals and precious stones, it is by far the wealthiest institution and place of worship of any kind in the recorded history of the world.
03.30 am to 04.45 am (Nirmalya Darshanam)
06.30 am to 07.00 am
08.30 am to 10.00 am
10.30 am to 11.10 am
11.45 am to 12.00 Noon
05.00 pm to 06.15 pm
06.45 pm to 07.20 pm
Napier Museum and Natural History Museum are situated in the Museum compound, right in the heart of the Thiruvananthapuram city, near the zoological park .The Museum built in the 19th century, this Indo-Saracenic structure boasts a natural air-conditioning system and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings..The architectural masterpiece was designed by Robert Chisholm, the consulting Architect of the Madras Government and the construction was completed in 1880. Napier Museum is a landmark in the city with its unique ornamentation and architectural style with gothic roof and minarets. The Museum building is a combination of the Kerala, Mughal, Chinese and Italian architectural stylesIt is named after the former Madras Governor General, John Napier. The Napier Museum is also called the Government Art Museum
Open 10.Am – 16.45 hrs. Closed on Mondays, Wednesday forenoons,
Natural history museum Timings:
Open 10.00 – 17.00 hrs, Wednesday 13.00 – 16.45 hrs.
Closed on Mondays
Contact details for history museum:
Ph: +91 471 2318294
Puthen Malika palace most popularly known as Kuthira Malika (Mansion of Horses), is a palace built by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, on the south-eastern side of Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The palace gets its name from the 122 horses that are carved into the wooden wall brackets that support the southern roof. A portion of Kuthira Malika has been converted to a Palace Museum that houses some of the assets owned by the Travancore Royal Family. Although 80 rooms are there in the palace, only 20 are open for visitors. A guided tour is available inside the palace. The palace collections include 14 life-size Kathakali mannequins, Belgian and Italian mirrors, crystal chandeliers, paintings, a giant Belgian harpoon, armaments, musical instruments, traditional furniture, a musical tree which produces 8 sounds on tapping, and other artifacts.
Sree Chitra Art Gallery
The Sree Chithra Art Gallery near the Napier Museum was opened in 1935 by the then Maharaja of Travancore, Sree Chithira Thirunal, displays rare collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich; exquisite works from the Mughal, Rajput and Tanjore schools of art. An oriental collection consisting of paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali offers a visual treat and are a tribute to the art and culture of these countries. The collection also includes unique copies of Indian mural paintings from pre-historic times down to the 18th Century.
Visiting hours: 10:00 to 16:45 hrs.
closed on Mondays & Wednesday forenoons
Contact number: +91 471 2473952
Shankumugham Beach is a beach in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala, The vast stretch of white sand and the serene atmosphere, away from the crowd in the city, provide all the ingredients for relaxation and for spending an ideal evening. which is also a vantage point for enjoying the sunset.
How To Reach
Trivandrum international Airport- 05 km from the City.
Railway station – Thiruvanathapuram Central Railway Station
The most inexpensive way to get to Trivandrum from nearby cities like Bangalore, Chennai ,Cochin and Kanyakumari are the government or private run buses.
- Kanyakumari: 90 km
- Madurai: 300 km
- Chennai: 780 km
- Rameswaram 370 km
- Kodaikkanal:340 km
- Cochin: 200 km
- Munnar: 300 km
- Thekkady: 210 km
- Kumarakom: 160 km
- Bangalore: 700 km