Palayam is an area of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala in South India. It is a part of the district by the same name. The locality fits properly within the city. The picturesque Arabian Sea coast is located just 7 km south-west of the area. Those with a desire to check out traditional healing, beaches, temples as classical dance and arts can visit this exotic city.
Places to Stay
Good budget hotels are available in plenty in Thiruvananthapuram. Some of the budget hotels which are worth considering are Highland Park Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Blue Nest Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Dubai International (Tariff- Rs. 900), Adrak Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900) and others.
The official language of the area is Malayalam. English is also widely understood.
The important festivals celebrated are Vishu in April, Onam in August-September, the fasting Islamic month of Ramadan, the two Eid(s) and Christmas.
Places of Interest
Being close to the Arabian Sea coast, the region does not run short of tourist places. Virtually anywhere you stop on the coast, it is a tourist spot. Some of the other places in Thiruvananthapuram which deserve special mention are Napier museum and Zoo, Kovalam Beach, Kuthira Malika Palace, Sanghumukham Beach, Agasthyarkoodam Peak and others.
How to Get There
The city’s Trivandrum International Airport lies at a distance of 6 km south-west of the area.
The major railway station of the area, Thiruvananthapuram Central is just 2 km to the south.
Various state transport buses as well as private buses connect the village to different cities in the region. Kallada Travels is a popular bus operator in the area. Opt for online bus ticket booking to visit all the popular destinations across India.