Upon entering the temple the first thing you see is the huge gates made of stone. The entire temple is built of heavy stones, the temple is so huge that it will take more than an hour to explore the fine-looking temple properly.
Zoo and Raja Verma Art Gallery are located just next to each other, first, the Trivandrum zoo is a site which is filled with exotic animals and some amazing looking structures. After visiting the zoo you can visit the art gallery, it has some of the beautiful paintings by Raja Ravi Verma, Japanese, Chinese, Russian artists’ ancient artwork.
Beaches, all beaches such as Kovalam, Velli etc. are beautiful and a must see site as the sand at all of these beaches is different from one another. There are few lighthouses which can be visited.
Parashurama Temple is also another site to see, it is a pure Brahmin temple so you have to be very careful before entering it and follow the instructions.
Water backs are perhaps the most famous site in Kerala, in Kerala either you can book an entire boat for yourself if you are in a large group or you can take the ferries.
Kerala has some of the most famous spices in India or perhaps the world, the main spice market is around four kilometer from the main railway station. It has beautiful spices and walking in the market is itself an experience to do.
Ayurveda treatments such as Kerala massages or very famous Shiv-Ganga treatment can be taken at various places, you need to do some research on this and choose a place in advance because since there are many places who claimed to offer the authentic Ayurveda treatment but not all of they are effective.
You need at least a full fledged day to explore the Trivendram city by your own as many times you may come across many astonishments. After seeing all the places you can take a bus to Kanyakumari which is the southern tip of India, watching the sunset from there is a thing which will always be in your heart.
When you are in Trivandrum then you should also have lunch at Annapoorna restaurant they serve may be one of the finest and authentic Malayali cuisine and while at Kovalam beach you can eat famous protégées cuisine at Palm Beach café. Like these there are no scarcity of good food points, I would suggest to explore the local cuisine as much as you can as it is not very heavy and will make you very comfortable with the aromatic flavours of Malayali cuisine.
Thus if you really want to enjoy the beauty of Kerala then leave all your worries at your home and be a free bird, roam around the city, enjoy the tasty food, learn Malayali as local people loves when someone non-Malayali speaks few sentences in Malayali, also if you want to enjoy the homestay in Kerala there are dozens of companies which provide this service here you will be staying with a family and learn about the true face of culture in Kerala. Travelling in Kerala like any other city or state is expensive if you are not familiar with the local transport options. My experience in Kerala was stunning and a memory which will be cherished throughout my life. I explored the distinct culture of South Kerala and I am also planning to visit Kerala again but this time other parts of this beautiful state where literally the Gods live in peace and harmony.