A nice beach located adjacent to the Trivandrum International Airport

Shankumugham Beach Trivandrum

Shankhumugham Beach in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala is an ideal beach location for tourists and travellers from around the world.

Shankumugham Beach is on the western side of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and is very close to Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. The vast stretch of white sand and the serene atmosphere, away from the crowd in the city, provide all the ingredients for relaxation and for spending an ideal evening.

Shankumugham Beach Thiruvananthapuram Kerala

Shanghumugham beach is considered as the 'Arattukadavu' of Sri Ananthapadmanabhan - The presiding deity of Thiruvananthapuram city. Thousands of Hindus perform 'Bali Tharpanam' during special occasions. Shankhumugham is the prime location for Ganesh Nimarjan at the time of Vinayaka Chathurthi.

On the Arattu day at Thiruvananthapuram, idols of Lord Padmanabhaswamy, Lord Narasimha, and Lord Krishna are taken in procession to the Sea at Shanghumugham beach. His Highness the now-titular Maharaja of Travancore will lead the procession with the royal sword in hand, who will be escorted by members of the royal family, armed guards, temple authorities, mounted police, and officers. After the ceremonial bath at Shanghumugham, images are taken back in procession which marks the conclusion of the festival.

Tourist Attractions

The sculpture of Sagarakanyaka - Mermaid by Kanayi Kunhiraman is an added attraction. This giant statue is more than 35 metres long. The Jawaharlal Nehru Park of Traffic signs for Children is situated here, which is helpful for the children to understand the traffic rules while playing in the park. The park also provides cycling facilities for small children.

The military area of Southern Air Command of the Indian Air Force and part of the main airport are situated near Shankumugham Beach.

Veli Tourist Village is near the beach. Boating facilities are offered at this picnic spot. Speed boats, restaurants and well-landscaped gardens are available

How to Reach Shangumugham Beach

Approach: By Road Thiruvananthapuram (7 km)
Nearest Railway Station: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station (7 km)
Nearest Airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport TRV (7 km)

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