Padmanabha Swamy Temple is a popular Vishnu temple in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram. Constructed in the Dravidan style, the temple is a replication of the Adikesava Perumal temple in Kanyakumari. Considered to be one of the 108 Divya Desams or the abode of Vishnu, the temple holds several festivals, which attract a huge number of devotees every year.
Places to Stay
There are several budget hotels in Thiruvananthapuram. Some of them include Blue Nest Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000), Adrak Hotel (Tariff – Rs.900) and Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs.1,000).
Malayalam is the official language of this place. English is also spoken and understood.
Some of the major events held at the temple are the 10-day Panguni Festival held in March-April, Navratri and Swathi music festival in September-October, Alpashy Festival in October-November and Laksha Deepam held every six years.
Places of Interest
Padmanabha Swamy Temple attracts a huge number of devotees. There are other attractions in Thiruvanathapuram, which are worth visiting. Some of them include Napier Museum (4 km), Shanghumukham Beach (7 km), Padmanabhapuram Palace (11 km) and Poovar Island (28 km).
How to Get There
Trivandrum International Airport is only 3 km away from the temple premises.
Trivandrum Railway Station located 2 km from here is the major railhead connecting the city to other cities.
Buses are available from Bangalore, Chennai and Coimbatore. Kallada Travels, City Travles, A1 Travels and ARC Travels are some of the top operators plying their buses on this route. Avail of online bus tickets through Ticketgoose.com when plan your holiday.