Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram is home to many famous temples, a world-famous Napier Museum, Padmanabhapuram Palace, and Kovalam Beach. They attract visitors because the city is filled with rich culture, art, and architecture. Furthermore, The capital city of Kerela is also very known for its vibrant nightlife, with pubs, bars, and discos, and that’s why youngsters find Trivandrum best for them.
Famous Temples In Trivandrum That You Can’t Miss!
However, the spiritual side of Trivandrum is far better than its nightlife. In this era, Trivandrum temples are getting underrated and clubs becoming day popular but the ultimate fact is that all negative externalities are never gonna make sense because they won’t make you feel inspired and rejuvenated or connect with the divine. So let’s start a spiritual journey of the most famous temples in Trivandrum that you can’t miss!
|Temple Name||Diety||Notable Feature|
|Padmanabhaswamy Temple||Lord Vishnu||Most prominent and wealthiest temples in India|
|Attukal Bhagavathy Temple||Attukal Bhagavathy||Annual Attukal Pongal festival|
|Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple||Lord Shree Mahaganapati||Oldest temples in Kerala|
|Vellayani Devi Temple||Goddess Kali||Kaliyoottu Mahotsavam, and Aswathy Pongala festival|
|Aazhimala Siva Temple||Lord Shiva||Intricate stone carvings and their tranquil atmosphere|
Note: This list is not based on a ranking system; there are many other temples in Trivanthampuram.
The Padmanabhaswamy Temple is also called Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. It is one of the most wealthiest and prosperous temples of the Indian subcontinent. Many Hindu texts including the Vishnu Purana mentions the Padmanabhaswamy Temple and pieces of Sangam Tamil literature and poetry mention that this temple has walls made up of gold. This temple is built in the traditional Kerela style and Dravidian style of architecture. This temple has a strict dress code, “Vesti” with “angavastram” for men and a saree for females.
- Special darshan price- 180 Rupees
- Location- Pazhavangadi
This temple is very popular for the annual Attukal Pongal festival. It is a 10-day festival and falls between February and March. Around millions of women gather here to prepare Pongala,
(rice cooked with ghee jaggery and some other ingredients like coconut).
This offering is made to Goddess Attukal Devi.
- Timings- From 4 AM to 12 PM in the morning and 6 PM to 8 PM
- Location- Chiramukku Road
It is one of the oldest temples in Kerela dedicated to Sri Mahaganapathy The sculptures of this temple illustrate 32 different forms of Lord Ganesha. Coconuts are the main offerings in Pazhavangadi Mahadev Temple.
the main festivals of this temple are Ganesh Jayanthi, Virad Chathurthi, and Sankashti Chathurthi.On many festivals, a special pooja is also performed here. This temple has a strict dress code For men- Mundu with no upper body clothing; Women-Saree.
- Location– east fort of Trivandrum
- Timings– 4:30 AM – 10:45 AM in the morning and 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
This temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali and this temple has one of the largest idols of goddess Kali which is around four and a half feet in height as well as width. The deity is adorned with gold ornaments and many other precious stones.
Kaliyoottu Mahotsavam is a 65-70 days festival celebrated here and people from far and wide come to witness the festival.
- Location- Nemom, Vellayani, Trivandrum
- Visiting hours- 5 AM to 8 pm
This temple is popular for a 58-ft-tall statue of Lord Shiva made out of concrete in his Gangadhareswara form. It is a peaceful place of worship as it offers panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. People from all over India come here in the months of October to March when the atmosphere is very pleasant for sightseeing.
The lush green surroundings and stunning beaches around the temple become a perfect treat for travellers.
- Location Azhimala Temple Road, Kerala
- Timings:5:00 AM – 9:00 AM in the morning and 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the evening