Kovalam, known as the ‘Paradise of Southern India’ is just 16 kilometers away from Trivandrum city. The word ‘Kovalam’ means a grove of coconut trees. The coconut trees at the Kovalam villages epitomize natural beauty and economic value. A characteristic feature of the sands in the Kovalam beaches is that they are black in color, to an extent. This is attributed to the presence of thorazite and ilmenite.
Many foreigners own property in and around Kovalam. There are many Europeans continuously enjoying the kovalam nature for so many years.

Altitude         : Sea level.
Latitude        : 8’05”
Longitude     : 77’15”
Rain fall        :170 cm
Season         : September to May
Language     : Malayalam, English, Hindi, Tamil.
Temperature: Summer       20.6 ºC (Average)
Winter         18.0 ºC (Average)

Shankumugham Beach is a beach in Kerala, south India. The beach is on the western side of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) city and very near to Trivandrum International Airport.

The vast stretch of white sand and the serene atmosphere, away from the crowd in the city, provide all the ingredients for relaxation and for spending an ideal evening. There is also a “Star Fish Restaurant” with eating kiosks and open air theatre with car parking facilities. Good food can be enjoyed at the Indian Coffee House, just across the beach, which is also a vantage point for enjoying the sunset. Unfortunately, the beach is not well maintained with garbage littering the entire area.

Varkala is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. These tertiary sedimentary formation cliffs are a unique geological feature on the otherwise flat Kerala coast, and is known among geologists as Varkala Formation and a geological monument as declared by the Geological Survey of India. There are numerous water spouts and spas on the sides of these cliffs.

Ponmudi is connected to Trivandrum by a narrow winding road offering scenic views on the way to Ponmudi. The climate is pleasant year-round. Trivandrum serves as a base for trekking and hiking. There are also tea gardens in the area.

Akkulam is a neighborhood of Thiruvananthapuram city, the capital of Kerala state in India. It is about 10 km from Thiruvananthapuram city center. It is a well known for the picnic and backwater destination Akkulam Lake, an extension of Veli Lake, where it joins with the sea. The Southern Air Command of Indian Air force is located at Aakkulam.

The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo was established by the Maharaja of Travancore in 1857 as an annex to the Napier Museum. The zoo was originally built with the typical iron-barred cages prevalent at the time, and was designed for recreational purposes, but with increased loss of forest and wildlife due to human development, the goal of the Zoo has changed from recreation to conservation.

A modernization project started in 1995 aims to gradually replace the old enclosures with spacious naturalistic enclosures. The state government of Kerala is undertaking this renovation with financial and technical help from the Central Zoo Authority.

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