8 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city, the Shankhumugham Beach is a
favourite haunt of sunset watchers. The beach is adjacent to the
Thiruvananthapuram Airport and Veli Tourist Village.
An indoor recreation club, the 'Matsya Kanyaka', a gigantic 35 m long
sculpture of a mermaid and a restaurant shaped like a starfish are the
major attractions here. The long stretch of clean sand is located near
the airport. The water here, however, is not suitable for bathing.
Shankhumugham Beach is a popular city beach situated near to the
airport. This beach provides good facilities like an indoor recreation
club, children's traffic training park and a star shaped restaurant.
8 Kms From Thiruvananthapuram
Matsya Kanyaka, The
Sculpture Of A Mermaid
Prime Attractions of Trivandrum
The Aaranmula Boat Race is staged each year in the
scenic village of Aaranmula in August/ September. This river carnival is
part of the Aaranmula Temple festival. more..
Varkala is a sea side resort, as well as an important
Hindu centre of pilgrimage. High cliffs with rich mineral springs rise
majestically from the coastline. The 2,000 year old Janardana Swamy
Temple and the Nature Centre are the two main attractions here