Sri Ananthapadmanabhaswamy Temple
The ancient temple is the most dominating feature of Trivandrum, overlooking the Padma Theertham Tank. The temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu who is depicted reclining on Sri Anantha, the hooded snake from which the city derives its name. The exquisite stone carvings and pavilions in the temple are worth admiring. The temple is open only to Hindus and dress regulations are strictly enforced.
Sucheendram (Tamil Nadu)
74 kms from the city, the temple contains beautiful carvings and sculptures. There is an impressive statue of Hanuman and navagrahas carved on the ceiling, which imitates the universe. Aaranmula Parthasarathy Temple
Parthasarthy Temple, dedicated to Parthasarathy or Lord Krishna, is said to date back to the days of the Mahabharatha.
Kulathupuzha Temple is situated on a forest range along the Trivandrum-Shenkotta road. Kulathupuzha is known for the Sastha temple.
The 'Sivagiri Mutt' is an ashram founded by the great Hindu reformer and philosopher, Sree Narayana Guru. Even decades after the Guru breathed his last here in 1928 AD, his 'Samadhi' (resting place) continues to be thronged by thousands every year.