Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
Kuthiramalika Palace Museum also built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma - the King of Travancore, who was a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman. This rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional travancore style of architecture also has exquisite wood carvings. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family. However other places of interest are the zoological park , priyadarshini planetarium , observatory, shankhumugham beach & connemera market.
The Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden within the zoo, comprises specimens of almost every tropical tree existing. The Observatory, located on the highest point of the city, is one of the impressive architectural landmarks of Thiruvananthapuram. Kovalam 16 kms away this internationally renowned Beach Resort has been a favorite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The Southernmost, known as the Lighthouse beach, is the most popular Kovalam offers accommodation options to suit all budgets.
Sree Chitra Art Gallery
Sree Chitra Art Gallery is Located near the Napier Museum. The art collection at the See Chitra Art Gallery, contains paintings of the Mughal, Tanjore and Rajput schools and a special section, devoted exclusively to the paintings of Raja Ravi Varma. There are, also, works of art from China, Bali, Tibet and Japan. The Zoological Gardens are, said to be, among the most well-planned zoos in Asia.
The Museum, Zoo
The Museum, Zoo, and the park they are also located are in, are quite popular with the local people and Kerala tourists The Napier Museum was Built in the 19th century, the indo - saracenic structure boasts a "natural" Airconditioning system and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. The use of plaxtic banned in the museum premises.