Science & Technology
The Science and
Technology Museum, situated in Thiruvananthapuram was established with
the prime objective of setting up of galleries with working or animated
and participatory type of exhibits, on all disciplines of Science and
The exhibits at the museum are related to science, technology and
electronics. The museum mainly satisfies the curiosities of high school
students interested in Science subjects. The Planetarium has 40-minute
science-related shows in English at noon daily.
The Observatory is situated at one of the highest points in the city
near the Museum complex, opposite the Kanakakkunnu Palace. The
observatory situated at an altitude of 60 m above sea level affords a
bird's eye view of the city.
The museum is open from 10 am to 5
pm, on all days of the week except Mondays.
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