Trivandrum (Thiruvanathapuram) is the easy-going state capital of Kerala that sits inland from the Arabian Sea. The city is built over seven hills and is also known as the ‘City of Anantha’, referring to the sacred serpent in Hindu mythology. Our half-day tour explores the city’s highlights, including Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple, that’s not open to foreign nationals but can be enjoyed from outside. It also takes in Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, which sits within the walls of an opulent palace. Kuthiramalika Palace Museum is home to a rare collection of woodcarvings, miniature paintings and antique objects.