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Somatheeram is located in Thiruvananthapuram one of the most beautiful and much sought tourism spot in the world- Kerala.

Somatheeram is located in Thiruvananthapuram one of the most beautiful and much sought tourism spot in the world- Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram also known as Trivandrum is the capital city of Kerala. It is referred to as the evergreen city and the cleanest city in India. Being the political hub of Kerala, it is also a major academic centre and is home to several educational institutions which includes the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre(VSSC), Technopark, the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) and the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER).

While you are here, it would be worth money and time to get to know more about Kerala and visit some very popular tourism places. Somatheeram provides tour facilities to major attractions, in and around Thiruvananthapuram.


Kovalam Beach

Paradise of the South- Kovalam is one among the must-visit places in Kerala. It is famous for its beautiful beaches and tourist resorts located just 9 km south of Somatheeram. There are three beaches here, Light House Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. The most popular among them is the Light House beach. The beach’s shallow water is perfect for swimming.

Thiruvallam Backwaters

The meeting place of two rivers Killi and Karamana, Thiruvallam backwaters is a beautiful place and is very popular for canoe rides. A temple in honour of Lord Parashuraman, believed to be the creator of Kerala, is at Thiruvallam which attracts devotees from far and wide.

Tour of the capital city

This tour connects all the main places of interest in Thiruvananthapuram.

Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple :

The Padmanabhaswamy temple, also known as the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, is a well-known Hindu temple of the Lord Vishnu.Located inside the Fort in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India,the temple is one of the holiest abodes of Lord Vishnu. Padmanabhaswamy, is a form of Vishnu in Anananthasayanam posture (in eternal sleep of yognidra). This prehistoric temple and the city of Thiruvananthapuram derive its name from the name of the presiding deity (Sri Padmanabhaswamy) treasured in the temple.



Kanakakkunnu Palace:

Kanakakunnu palace was built by Sree Moolam Thirunal, later used by the Travancore royal family to entertain its guests and to serve non vegetarian food as the royal family were purely vegetarian. The palace is an excellent example of traditional Travancore architecture. Kanakakkunnu palace is located in the city and at about 12 kms from Somatheeram. The grounds of the palace play host to a variety of cultural fests and activities.


Napier museum:

It is an art and natural history museum established in 1855 . Napier Museum is a landmark in the city with its unique ornamentation and architectural style with gothic roof and minarets. The Museum also boasts a natural air conditioning system . This stands at a distance of 13 kms from Somatheeram. The museum exhibits large historic artefacts of bronze idols, ornaments, Ivory carving, temple chariot and other items of historic relevance. The art gallery in this museum exhibits many famous paintings including those by the renowned artist Raja Ravi Varma. This museum was named after Lord Napier, the Governor of Madras from 1866-72


The Thiruvananthapuram zoo:

It is an art and natural history museum established in 1855 . Napier Museum is a landmark in the city with its unique ornamentation and architectural style with gothic roof and minarets. The Museum also boasts a natural air conditioning system . This stands at a distance of 13 kms from Somatheeram. The museum exhibits large historic artefacts of bronze idols, ornaments, Ivory carving, temple chariot and other items of historic relevance. The art gallery in this museum exhibits many famous paintings including those by the renowned artist Raja Ravi Varma. This museum was named after Lord Napier, the Governor of Madras from 1866-72


Kerala Science and Technology Museum :

The Science and Technology museum was started in 1984 to promote knowledge in Science among the public.It also intended to inculcating a sense of inquiry and scientific temperament in the minds of the young. Children as well as adults will love the many interesting exhibits and demonstrations on various fields of Science such as Electronics, Mechanics and Electricity. One could also watch the star studded sky and the constituents of the universe in Priyadarsini planetarium, a part of the Museum.


Akkulam Tourist Village :

It forms a great picnic spot with boating facilities and a paddling pool. It is the best suited place for spending a relaxed evening. There is the children’s park and the picturesque surrounding to enjoy as well. It is located at about 10 km from Thiruvananthapuram city.



Wildlife tours

Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort helps you in visiting various wildlife sanctuaries in Kerala such as the Periyar Wildlife sanctuary and the Neyyar Wildlife sanctuary.

Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary :

About 30 kms from Somatheeram is the Neyyar Reservoir which is the drainage basin of Mullayar and Kallar rivers. There is thick vegetation all around and it was declared a sanctuary in 1958. A large number of species such as elephants, wild boars, jungle cat, Nilgiri Langur etc. can be seen here. Lion safari park, crocodile rearing centre, deer farm and boating pull crowds to the sanctuary. Agasthyakoodam hills lies nearby which is also a location worth visiting.


Backwater tours

The highest award achieved at Berlin proves the importance of Kerala's beautiful backwaters along the important places and tourist spots in the world. The National Geographic Traveler has rated Kerala's backwaters as one of the great destinations across the world.

Ashtamudi Lake :

Ashtamudi lake is made up of eight branches as suggested by the name (Ashta= Eight, Mudi= Branch). Located in Kollam, it is the second largest wetland ecosystem and is also known as the gateway to Kerala Backwaters. This is also a popular destination for houseboat cruises. The breath- taking beauty of the landscape and the peaceful environment are sure to influence anyone.


Alumkadavu :

Alumkadavu is the place where the first Kettuvalloms or Houseboats were built. It is located at about 23 kms from Kollam and is a famous destination for houseboat cruises. Traversing the serene backwaters of Alumkadavu in a houseboat is something which you should not miss.


Tour to Varkala Beach

Varkala Beach also known as Papanasam beach is located at about 53 kms from Trivandrum. Tourists as well as natives take delight in watching the sunset, sunbathing and swimming in the mineral springs. The 800 year old Sri Janaradana Swamy temple situated in Varkala is very famous and is one of the major pilgrimage spots in Kerala.


Golden Valley tour

This trip takes you to the beautiful valleys of Ponmudi which is at 3000 feet above sea level.

Ponmudi :

Ponmudi is a gorgeous hill station located at about 56 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city. Mist covered valleys, tea plantations and small rivulets are worth watching. It is the best place to venture into some adventure sports like trekking, mountaineering, rock climbing etc.


Tour to Cape Comorin

This tour covers some popular tourism destinations such as Padmanabhapuram palace, Suchindram temple and Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)

Shangumukham Beach :

The evenings at Shangumukham beach is crowded with people from near and far, lazing along the beach to have a great time and for watching the sunset. Quite near to the Thiruvananthapuram Airport, Shangumukham beach forms a favorite place for a fine outing.


Padmanabhapuram palace :

This spectacular example of Travancore style architecture is located at about 63 kms from Trivandrum. During the period of 16th - 18th centuries this palace acted as the seat of Travancore rulers. The workmanship of the artisans is awe-inspiring and their expertise can be seen throughout the palace- flooring made wholly with natural components, exquisitely carved wooden ceilings, dance halls with granite flooring, well-designed courtyards, underground passageways and so on. The palace is well preserved and gives the air of the life during that period with its architectural style, layout of the rooms, exquisite furniture, paintings etc.


Kanyakumari :

Kanyakumari is located at the southern tip of the Indian peninsula. From the Kanyakumari beach, which overlooks the convergence of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, one could see a spectacular sunrise and sunset. About 400 metres into the sea, there is the Vivekananda Rock. This was where Swami Vivekanda, a great thinker and philosopher of India, attained enlightenment through deep meditation. The Vivekananda memorial is built on this rock and is accessible only by boat.


Shopping Tours

TKerala is famous for its beautiful handicrafts, sculptures and other works of art in wood, metal, ivory etc. There are several places where you can buy such wonderful souvenirs as wooden toys, statues with intricate woodwork, bamboo and coir products, brass and bell metal items, jewelry boxes and so on. Kerala’s traditional attire Mund and Kerala Sarees, Handloom clothes, Kancheepuram sarees, etc. are available throughout Kerala and make for a great buy. Somatheeram arranges tours to some of the best shopping places in Thiruvananthapuram for the guests.


Other tours

Other tours include cattamaram tours, backwater & village heritage tour, houseboat tours, interstate tours etc.