Book flights to Thiruvananthapuram

Explore a clutch of intriguing historical sites when you book flights to Thiruvananthapuram, the bustling capital of the Kerala. Travel with flydubai and you’ll have both Business and Economy Class fares to choose from, allowing you to select the perfect option for you.

With our range of in flight services, you’ll have an enjoyable journey to southern India. When you travel in Economy Class, you can unwind in our ergonomically-designed seat that offers enough leg room to stretch out. For maximum space, upgrade to Business Class. Sink into an Italian leather seat and enjoy a stream of food and beverages.

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Inflight WiFi is available in both Economy and Business Class. Simply buy a WiFi package and enjoy browsing the web, reading emails and chatting with loved ones. A personal HD touchscreen is another perk every passenger can make the most of. Scroll through the movies, TV shows, games and music available to find the ultimate entertainment for you. In Business Class, you can also make the most of your time in the skies by keeping in touch with work as you travel.

Pre-order from the internationally-inspired menu up to 24 hours before your flight to Thiruvananthapuram and enjoy a hot meal during your journey. Alternatively, you can enjoy something lighter with a range of snacks and beverages onboard as well as a variety of duty free products.

Things to do

Discover the Zoological Gardens 

Take a trip to the Thiruvananthapuram Zoological Gardens, one of the oldest zoos in India, and escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Explore the botanical gardens, with its lush, green landscape and exotic flora, and spot tigers, hippos and zebras along the way.

Refuel at the Indian Coffee House

Start your day off in the right way with a freshly brewed coffee from the historic Indian Coffee House. The building is as famous as its delicious beverages, with red bricks spiralling upwards in eye-catching fashion.

Relax on Shankumugham Beach

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Soak up the sun at the popular golden Shankumugham Beach, the perfect place to relax. Paddle in the rolling waves or walk along the soft sand as you watch the traditional long fishing boats meander lazily across the horizon.

A guide to Thiruvananthapuram

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Nestled next to the south-west coast of India, Thiruvananthapuram offers a taste of traditional Kerala culture. Enjoy the laidback spirit of the city as you explore its decorated sacred temples, vibrant markets and fascinating museums.

Admire eye-catching architecture 

Discover the stunning architecture of the many religious monuments and temples dotted around the city during your visit to the Kerala region. First up on the list is the 200-year-old Puthe Maliga Palace, where you’ll be in awe of the ornate wood carvings, Belgian glass and colourful tiles decorating the complex. Inside the palace, wander through the lavish halls and gaze at the portraits of past rulers hung along the walls to get a better picture of the region’s history.

Don’t miss the red-bricked Kanakakunnu Palace, found in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram. There’s a regal air to the complex, having been built for the Travancore royal family. Wander through the enormous grounds and discover the cultural exhibits inside that take place throughout the year.

Discover history in the museums

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Spend an afternoon learning more about the region’s history at the city’s museums. Housed inside a beautiful colonial-style building, the Museum of History and Heritage allows you to discover the roots of Kerala. Browse the interactive exhibits and discover artefacts dating all the way back to the Iron Age.

A visit to the Natural History Museum is another must while in the city. Here, you’ll find a huge collection of excavated fossils and stuffed animals, ranging from creatures as small as ants to mammals as big as whales.

Finish off your tour of Thiruvananthapuram’s museums at the Napier Museum and discover its treasures. Enjoy the wide range of exhibits, where you can see historical artefacts including ivory carvings, temple chariots, bronze statues and Buddhist sculptures.

See the Padmanabhaswamy Temple during sunset

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No trip to Thiruvananthapuram would be complete with a visit to the lavishly-designed Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Peer up at the ornate gopuram gateway that scales 100ft above the ground and admire its golden decadence. Tear your eyes away and head into the complex to see the seven decorated floors, with carved details that depict religious deities and scenes from ancient times.

Against the sun, the gopuram gleams and during the evening the sight is even more spectacular. Come here to watch the sunset and marvel at the temple’s breath-taking beauty.

Useful information

Visa

Before you travel to Thiruvananthapuram, get in touch with your country's embassy to find out the visa requirements to visit India.

Currency

Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the Kerala region in India, so you’ll need to use the national currency, the Indian Rupee. Frequently used banknotes include: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 2,000.

Language

In Thiruvananthapuram, the languages most commonly spoken are Malayalam, English and Hindi.

Weather

Thiruvananthapuram enjoys a warm climate all year round with temperatures rarely dropping below 20°C and monsoon season taking place throughout June.

Getting around

Travelling around Thiruvananthapuram is simple enough to do as there are a range of public and private transport options. Public buses or auto-rickshaws are widely accessible and are a cheap way to get around. The city’s buses tend to be quite crowded during peak times, so you may want to find a different way to travel to your destination. If you’d prefer a comfortable journey, book a taxi or private vehicle and arrange the fare in advance.

Airport information

When you fly to Thiruvananthapuram you’ll use Trivandrum International Airport (TRV). This airport is located 3.7 km from the city centre and takes around 20 minutes to reach by car.

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