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Trivandrum Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Trivandrum Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital of Kerala is one of the most beautiful cities in India. Located in the southwestern tip of India, Thiruvananthapuram is bound by the Arabian Sea with some enchanting places which makes it an ideal holiday destination for flight attendants during their layover.

What to do in Trivandrum for 24h to 48h

The currency used in Trivandrum, India is Rupee (Rs. 64 = 1 USD)

How to get around in Trivandrum

  • The cheapest way to travel within the city is the local bus or using private taxi services like Uber
  • Autos are available but they do not run by the meter and you might need to bargain on the rates
  • The city is well connected to all the major towns and cities in Kerala through trains and public buses which are quite safe to travel in

Places to visit in Trivandrum

  • Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

If you are a nature lover, the Thiruvanathapuram Zoo is one of the most exciting places to visit. It is one of the oldest zoos in the country. Located in the heart of the city, the zoo was established by Swati Thirunal Rama Varma, and houses some rare species of snakes (like Anacondas and Pythons), Tigers and birds.

The entry fee is Rs. 20 and it would take about 3-4 hours to explore the whole zoo. There are a lot of places to rest and discover the place at your own pace.

  • Sree Chitra Art Gallery

    Chitra Art Gallery

This art gallery, established in 1935 by the royal family of Trivandrum, is one of the most serene places in the the Zoo and Museum complex. The atmosphere of the gallery is quite pleasant and it might be worthwhile to spend some time admiring a mix of modern and traditional paintings by artists like Raja Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich.

Some other places to see in the  zoo and museum complex are Napier museum and Natural History Museum (http://www.museumandzoo.kerala.gov.in/index.php/museums-zoo-thiruvananthapuram)

Other tourist attractions around Trivandrum

If you want to escape the hustle bustle of the city during your layover, here are some day trip destinations that might be of interest to you.

  • Varkala

This holiday destination  is quite different from the other more traditional parts of Kerala and is very popular for foreign tourists. Spend your time swimming in the beaches and eating at restaurants/shacks along The Cliff.  You can also sign up for various Ayurveda treatments and Yoga classes on the beach to rejuvenate yourself!

Best way to reach Varkala from Trivandrum is by the local train which would take about 50 minutes.

WOC travel tip: The sunset on the Papanasam beach is a sight to behold!

  • Kovalam

    Kovalam

At a distance of 13 km from Trivandrum, Kovalam, on the shores of Arabian Sea, is one of the most famous Beaches in Kerala. The whole area beyond the shores around Kovalam is filled with endless sight of coconut trees offering magnificent views while approaching the beach. There are three beaches in Kovalam. The most popular beach is the Light House Beach and offers an amazing sight of the Vizhinjam Mosque.

Where to eat in Trivandrum

Kerala food

  • Ariya Niwas is a pure vegetarian restaurant that serves South Indian food like Dosa, Vada etc. The place is clean and service is extremely fast. The prices are quite affordable as well.
  • In case you are looking to try some local food at affordable prices, the food truck at Velleyambalam Junction is another option.

Where to shop in Trivandrum

Karalkada is a popular shopping place for traditional Kerala clothes and handwoven fabrics (http://www.karalkada.com/)

Flight Attendant discounts in India

World Of Crew gets you a few awesome deals only for cabin crew in Trivandrum. Have a look into these and let us know if you manage to visit them during your layover!

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Any fun experiences to share from your layover in Trivandrum?

Was this post helpful during your layover? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!

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