FAMILY HOTELS IN THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
Thiruvananthapuram is one of the greenest and cleanest cities in the state of Kerala, besides being its capital city. Located on the west coast, Thiruvananthapuram lies bordered by Kollam on the north, and Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts on the east and south respectively. The name ‘Thiruvananthapuram’ effectively translates to the abode of Anantha (another name for the serpent of Lord Vishnu). Thiruvananthapuram, commonly known by its other, more popular name ‘Trivandrum’, enjoys moderately pleasant weather throughout the year except during summers which can get sweltering hot. As the city is first to experience south-west monsoons, showers are expected as early as the end of May/beginning of June. Thiruvananthapuram is a relatively relaxed city, offering multiple avenues for tourists to let their hair down.Family hotels in Thiruvananthapuram aren’t hard to come by, especially since it is the capital city. Hotels providing family rooms in Thiruvananthapuram are often located close to the city’s family-oriented hotspots. Specifically considering the requisites of families, these hotels usually include a games center (where kids can play outdoor and indoor games), restaurants with seating for kids/infants, cradle/cot provision for infants, menus designed to impress the little ones apart from free meals for children under a certain age. A few luxury family hotels even have their own swimming pool (with in-house coaches), and also arrange kid-friendly events (such as baby showers and birthdays) on request.The major spots in the city recommended for those travelling together as a family include the Napier Museum & Zoo which was revamped recently and houses a great variety of animal/avian species, Veli tourist village which is a good spot to view sunsets and take long walks, Kanakakunnu Palace that offers a picturesque spot with beautiful backdrops and gardens, the Priyadarshini Planetarium which is part of the Kerala Science and Technology Museum and offers a peek into astronomy, and the iconic Padmanabhaswamy Temple which is apparently the richest temple in the world. Villa Maya, Park Rajadhani, Kings restaurant, Thakkaram, Curry Chatty, Cafe Mojo and Imperial Kitchen are some of the city’s excellent dine-out places.