Backwaters of Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvanathapuram, the southernmost district of the state is bordered by proud highlands of the Western Ghats on the east and northeast and the majestic Arabian Sea on the west. Thiruvananthapuram owns a sprawling shoreline titivated with secluded but renowned beaches, historic monuments, scintillating backwater stretches and an affluent cultural inheritance.

The foremost backwaters of Thiruvanthapuram are Thiruvallam, Veli Tourist village, Akkulam Boat Club. The unflustered backwater stretch of Thiruvallam lays 6 kms from Trivandrum city meandering through Kovalam. Thiruvallam is the juncture where the Killi and Karama rivers meet and merge into each other. Thiruvallam is recognized for its exciting canoe rides.

Thiruvananthapuram displays a blend of modern and traditional architecture. The temple dedicated to Parashurama, the legendry founder of Kerala is testimony to its architectural brilliance.

The Veli Tourist Village cuddled up between the Veli lagoon and the flamboyant Arabian Sea is 8 kms away from Trivandrum city. A narrow strip of sand separated the Veli lagoon from the vast Arabian Sea. The Veli Tourist Village provides facilities for water sports. There is also an 18-acre waterfront park with a floating bridge that connects the village to the beach. Akkulam Boat Club (8 kms from Trivandrum city) is a sought after site by picnic lovers. It allows boating on the lake and has a children's park with a swimming pool with cool clear waters.