There are many places to see near Thiruvananthapuram. These places can be visited by going on excursions from Trivandrum. Read on further to know about these places in our section on Trivandrum excursions.
This fort was built in the 17th century by the East India Company and
is known to be the first major trading station on the coast of Kerala.
Located on the banks of Karamana River, Aruvikkara is a pilgrimage as
well as a recreation center. There is a temple over here that is
dedicated to Goddess Bhagawathy, the symbol of female power.
This place is an important pilgrim center for the Muslims and is
dedicated to Beema Beevi, a Muslim lady who was believed to have divine
and miraculous powers.
This church is also known as the Vettukad Church and it attracts
thousands of devotees from all over the country. The annual festival
celebration in the church is known as "Feast of Christ, the King".