If you are planning to make a trip to 'God's Own Country' anytime soon, then a quick visit to the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram is highly recommended. Hailed as the gateway to Kerala, the city of Thiruvananthapuram, stretched out along the banks of the Arabian Sea, is an unsullied paradise flecked with acres and acres of verdant countryside, lush gardens, swaying coconut groves and pagoda-shaped houses. Unlike other capital cities, Thiruvananthapuram has no skyscrapers or any ostentatious edifices to boast of. Nonetheless, it is the most beautiful part of tropical India with lush, evergreen forests adding to its paradisiacal charms. It is the land where six religions, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Judaism and Islam, have peacefully co-existed for centuries now. When it comes to weather, the city experiences tropical climate with no distinct seasons. To know more about the climate and best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram, go through the write-up below.
When To Go To Thiruvananthapuram
The seaside capital city of Kerala, being a coastal town, has a tropical climate and enjoys an agreeable weather all throughout the year. However, due to its close proximity to the sea, Thiruvananthapuram experiences high levels of humidity during summers, with the temperature levels shooting beyond 340C during the peak summer months. The humidity levels further soars up during the wet months of June, July, August and September, with heavy rains further dampening the holiday spirits. The winters here, which last from December to February, are the most delightful of all seasons, with temperature shuttling between 200C to 300C.
Best Time To Visit Thiruvananthapuram
The best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram is between October to March. The weather us usually hot and humid during summers and monsoons, thereby, making it uncongenial for the tourists to explore the city lanes and go rubbernecking. After all, it is little fun to tour around the city soaked in sweat. The monsoons months are also best avoided if you do not wish to explore the city drenched like a crow. Thiruvananthapuram is ideally a winter destination with the months of October to April being the most agreeable for exploring the city's hotspots.
Things To See
Plan a post-monsoon trip to Thiruvananthapuram in the month of August to September and catch the exciting water sport action, the world famous Snake Boat Races, staged on the backwaters of Kerala. The event traditionally commemorates the carrying of idols to their residences in the state's magnificent temples. The 40 to 50 meters long wooden boats, each powered by over 100 oarsmen, attract the star attention as they slice through the waters, revived by songs and war cries and cheered by thousands of watchers standing along the bank of the river. After the snake boats, if something captures the mind of travelers, then it should be the massive pachyderms (elephants), for which Kerala is famous. These are the views, which you can't miss when you are at Thiruvananthapuram. Apart from this, you will find renowned temples and huge malls on the street. The city has many museums, palaces and wildlife sanctuaries that are must visit for anyone traveling to Thiruvananthapuram.