11 Best Places to Visit in Trivandrum at Night

The nightlife in Trivandrum is very enthralling. Though most of the shops close after 10 p.m, still there are many places including the beaches where you can enjoy the nightlife.

The most important thing is that since Trivandrum comes under Kerala, you don’t need to worry about safety and security. This place is completely secured for the night lovers who want to explore the place in a better way.

Let’s discuss some of the places to visit in Thiruvananthapuram at night:

Bars & Nightlife Trivandrum

Let’s start with one of the most important aspects of a successful holiday, Trivandrum nightlife!

So where to hang out in Trivandrum and what are the best bars?

Here is the list of the TOP 3 bars in Trivandrum:

Kovalam beach

Kovalam beach is 16 km away from the town and it’s a great spot after 10 P.m.

It’s a fully crowded beach where you can find many people having fun and enjoying the cold breeze in the night.

There is also a lighthouse beach where you can its famous 35 meters high lighthouse (from the pic above) located at Kurumkal hillock.

Shanghumukham beach

If you want to enjoy the serenity of the night, then Shanghumukham beach would be your perfect choice.

The idol of Matsyakanyaka and its beautiful design is the major attraction of this beach.

You can enjoy the sunset with your friends or family members and spend some cozy moments.

This is an ideal honeymoon destination in Kerala because of its enchanting beauty and pristine atmosphere.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple 

This temple is the heart and soul of Thiruvananthapuram city.

In fact, the name comes from the temple,‘Thiru’ ‘Anantha’ ‘Puram’, which means Sacred Abode of Lord Anantha Padmanabha. You can enjoy the evening aarti and offer prayer to God with locals.

Varkala Cliff

Varkala Cliff is another good option if you want to explore the city at night. It’s also one of the popular tourist places in the whole region of Kerala.

There are beach shacks which remain open till 12 in the midnight.

The downside of this spot is that Varkala is 42 KM far from Trivandrum city. So, you need to arrange your own transportation if you are planning to visit at night.

Manaveeyam Veedhi

This is a popular cultural hub and a public performance space in the city, where open spaces are shrinking by the day.

You can encounter many renowned local artists performing every night in the street to entertain the crowds.  So, this is an ideal place for your night out with some local culture. ENJOY!

Chala Market

Everyone loves shopping and if you are one of those shopaholics, then you must visit Chala market.

You can find all sorts of things from food, clothes, veggies, amazing craftwork etc. for very affordable prices.

Amazing handicrafts is one of the main reasons why people visit Trivandrum. Don’t miss out on this unique shopping experience in India.

Go to the theatres

If you are a hardcore movie buff, then you will be astonished to know there are nearly 20 A-class theatres in the city.

Ariesplex SL Cinema is the most popular among them. There are six (Audi 1 to 6) movie halls and each one of them has a capacity of more than 1300 people. So, what are you waiting for? Plan for a movie night!

Napier Museum

Watch this amazing video to get an idea of what’s this amazing museum is all about.

This place is named after Lord Napier who was the Governor of Madras in the 18th century. The museum was built in the year 1855.

Here, you can find many bronze idols, ivory carvings, traditional ornaments, and the beautiful temple chariot. This museum is located in Vellayambalam which is a very unique place with gothic architecture.

Kanakakunnu palace

This amazing building is situated very near to the Napier Museum. It’s an embodiment of excellent craftsmanship and architecture. You should definitely stop by for a quick visit, you won’t regret.

Margi Theatre 

This is a beautiful place for conducting classical dance performances like Kathakali and Koodiyattam.

Margi is an organization that is organizing many brilliant shows not only just in India but also in other countries like Sweden, Germany Spain, UK, Italy, Poland, France, Cyprus, Sri Lanka, Japan, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. 

FAQ about Trivandrum

What is special in Trivandrum?

Thiruvananthapuram is a very popular tourist hot spot in Kerala mostly because of its beautiful beaches Kovalam, Varkala, Shanghumukham and stunning Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

What is famous in Trivandrum for shopping?

Trivandrum markets offer amazing handmade fabrics, brass carvings, woodwork and an amazing variety of the local spices. The most popular markets are Chalai, Sarwaa, Connemara, MG road and Ramachandran textiles shop.

How can I get to Trivandrum?

  • Airplane: Trivandrum has an International Airpot with lots of connections.
  • Train: Trivandrum is very well connected with the rest of India and has around 20 train stations.
  • Car: You can take highway NH-66 which connects Trivandrum with major cities in Kerala.

Is it safe to travel to Trivandrum?

In general, Kerala is safer than the rest of India but solo-female travelers should always be more careful. You can take advantage of Uber or Ola during the night.

Flooding situation is also way better and you don’t need to be concerned about that at all.


Whether you are on a honeymoon, family or backpacking trip we hope you’ve found some inspiration on how to spend your evenings and nights in Thiruvananthapuram.

We recommend using some local travel agencies to organize tours and trips for you. It’s definitely a safer and easier option. You can also take advantage of local transport if you are on the budget. Just make sure to know the timetables at night or have your mobile data ready to call an Uber or Ola.

We would love to hear some feedback, suggestions or any type of questions, so feel free to comment in the section below.

Have a great time in Thiruvananthapuram and enjoy its amazing and vibrant nightlife!