Spiritual Tourism in Trivandrum

Agasthyarkoodam Peak
Agasthyarkoodam Peak

1.  Agasthyarkoodam Peak

Location:– 50 kilometers from Trivandrum city to reach Bonacaud and then 28 km trekking path to reach the peak.  Prior permission from Kerala Forest Department is mandatory for trekking and visit allowed only during January to March months.  No permission for ladies and children.

Route:– Trivandrum City–Nedumangad–Vithura–Bonacaud–Athirumala–Agasthyarkoodam Peak

Main Attractions:– The peak and forest around with abundance of rare herbs, medicinal plants and orchids; rare animals, birds and fish; rivers; tea plantations around the base stations.

Activities To Do:– Trekking, river bath, bird and wildlife watching, pilgrimage.

Facilities Available:– Food, water and accommodation available at Athirumala base camp.

Enquiries:– Kerala Forest Department, PTP Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram.  Ph: +91 471 2360762

Attukal Bhagavathy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

2.  Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

Location:– 3.5 kilometers from Thampanoor.

Route:– Thampanoor–East Fort–Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

Temple Timings:– 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Facilities Available:– Restrooms, dormitory and rooms, restaurants, hospital, parking area, auditoriums, tourist bus services.

Enquiries:– Secretary Attukal Bhagavathy Temple Trust P.B. No. 5805, Manacaud P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695 009, Kerala.  Phone: +91-471 2463130 (Off) 2456456 (Temple)

Beemapally Mosque
Beemapally Mosque

3.  Beemapally Mosque

Location:– 8 kilometers from Thampanoor.

Route:– Thampanoor–East Fort–Valiyathura–Beemapalli Mosque

Mosque Timings:– N/A

Facilities Available:– Hotels and restaurants nearby.

Enquiries:– N/A

Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple
Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple

4.  Karikkakom Sree Chamundi Devi Temple

Location:– 8 kilometers from Thampanoor.

Route:– Thampanoor–Airport Road–Venpalavattom– Karikkakom Devi Temple.

Temple Timings:– 5:00 AM to 11:30 AM and 5:00 PM to 08:00 PM.

Facilities Available:– Restrooms, hotels and restaurants available nearby.

Enquiries:– Karikkakom Sree Chamundi Temple, Karikkakom, Beach PO, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala,695007.  Telephone Number – 0471 – 2500989 (Temple) 2507671 (Office).

Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

5.  Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple

Location:– 1 kilometer from Thampanoor.

Route:– Thampanoor–Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

Temple Timings:– 4:30 AM to 10:45 AM and 5 PM to 8:30 PM

Facilities Available:– Restrooms, hotels and restaurants available nearby.

Enquiries:– Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695023;  Phone:  8907018974

Padmanabhaswamy-Temple
Padmanabhaswamy-Temple

6.  Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple

Location:– 1.5 kilometer from Thampanoor.

Route:– Thampanoor–East Fort–Padmanabha Swamy Temple

Temple Timings:– 3:30 AM to 12:00 noon and 5:00 PM to 7:20 PM

Facilities Available:– Restrooms, changing rooms, hotels and restaurants available.

Enquiries:– The Executive Officer, Mathilakom Office, West Nada Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple Fort, Thiruvananthapuram – 695023.  Phone:  0471 2450233(Office) 0471 2466830(Temple) 0471 2464606 (Information/Help line of online section)

Santhigiri
Santhigiri

7.  Santhigiri Ashram

Location:– 23 kilometers from Thampanoor.

Route:– Thampanoor–Sreekaryam–Pothencode–Santhigiri Ashram

Ashram Timings:– Visitors are allowed from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Facilities Available:– Restrooms, hotels and restaurants available.

Enquiries:– Santhigiri Ashram, Central Office, Santhigiri P O, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India — 695589.  Phone:  8606083000

Sarkara Devi Temple
Sarkara Devi Temple

8.  Sarkara Devi Temple

Location:– 31 kilometer from Thampanoor.

Route:– Thampanoor–Kazhakuttom–Attingal–Chirayinkeezhu–Sarkaradevi Temple

Temple Timings:– 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Facilities Available:– Restrooms, hotels and restaurants available nearby.

Enquiries:– Sarkaradevi Temple, Sarkara, Chirayinkeezhu, 695304.  Phone:  0470-2643697

Sivagiri
Sivagiri

9.  Sivagiri Ashram

Location:– 47 kilometers from Thampanoor.

Route:– Thampanoor–Kazhakkoottam–AttingalKallambalam–Sivagiri Ashram (Varkala)

Ashram Timings:– Visitors are allowed from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Facilities Available:– Restrooms, hotels and restaurants available nearby.

Enquiries:– Sree Narayana Dharma Sanghom Trust, Sivagiri mutt, Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695141.  Phone:  +91-470-2602807

Thiruvallam-Parashurama-Temple
Thiruvallam-Parashurama-Temple

10.  Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple

Location:– 7 kilometers from Thampanoor.

Route:– Thampanoor–East Fort–Thiruvallam Parasurama Temple.

Ashram Timings:– 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM everyday.

Facilities Available:– Restrooms, hotels and restaurants available nearby.

Enquiries:– Sri Parasuramar Temple, Tiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.  Phone:  +91 471 2380706

Vettukad Church
Vettukad Church

11.  Vettukad Church

Location:– 8 kilometers from Thampanoor.

Route:– Thampanoor–Chakka–Shankumugham–Vettukad Church

Church Timings:– 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Facilities Available:– Restrooms, hotels and restaurants available nearby.

Enquiries:– Vettucaud Church, Veli Sanghumugham Rd, Balanagar, Vettukadu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695021.  Phone:  0471 250 0143

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