Southernmost district of the state , Thiruvanathapuram is bounded
by wooded highlands of the Western Ghats on the east and northeast
and the Arabian sea on the west.
A long Shoreline with secluded internationally renowned beaches,
historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage
give this district some of the most enchanting picnic spots.
The main backwater areas of Thiruvanthapuram are Thiruvallam, Veli
Tourist village, Akkulam Boat Club.
(6 Km from Trivandrum city)
This serene backwater stretch , enroute to Kovalam is famous for
its canoe rides. Thiruvallam is the meeting point of two rivers
- Killi and Karamana . A temple dedicated to Parashurama , the legendry
founder of Kerala, is located here.
Veli Tourist Village
( 8 kms from Trivandrum city)
The Veli Tourist Village is sandwiched between the Veli lagoon and
the Arabian Sea. The lagoon here is separated from the sea by a
narrow sand bar. Facilities at the village include water sports
in the lagoon and an 18 acre waterfront park with a floating bridge
that connects the village to the beach.
Open 1000 - 1700 hrs.
Akkulam Boat Club
(8 kms from Trivandrum city)
This is a very popular picnic spot with boating facilities on the
lake and a children's park with a swimming pool.
(Open 10:00 - 17:00 hrs)