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Shankhumugham Beach

Located at a distance of 7 km from Thiruvananthapuram city, Shankhumugham beach is an all time favorite hangout for sunset viewers. The place presents the view of traditional and ethnic Kerala houseboats and also the Kettuvallam’s cruise. Dynamited by boatmen akin to gondolier with poles as well as the journey of sail is really an incredibly wonderful and unforgettable experience. This beach is rapidly emerging as an adventure sports’ destination for Asians with a huge scope in distinct types of water sports. Paced water loving freaks would find it difficult to resist pulling into a speedboat. Growling and rusty, hoarse and sleek engine, converts these speedboats into compelling machines offering you the ecstatic experience of transforming the sea into the road. During vacations, the city approaches the beach for a refreshing week ahead. Vast spread clean and mighty sandy beach can accommodate large number of population. Somehow, the water here is not ideal for bathing. The beach happening to be a fishermen village promises an amazing sight of fishermen involved in their daily catch. The beach is neighboring to the Veli Tourist Village and the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.


  • Only 7 km away from the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station
  • Very close to the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport
  • Trivandrum Central Bus Stand is just 4kms away

How to Reach

By Air

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is just ½ a km away from the beach. Multiple flights fly in and out with a convenient frequency. The airport being and international outreach, ensures proper management and assistance in the hours of need.

By Rail

Trivandrum Central Railway is just 8kms away from the beach. Trivandrum Rajdhani Express runs at flexible timing offering you wide variety of boarding and departing options.

By Road

Trivandrum Central Bus Stand is located at a distance of 4kms from the beach. Multiple KSRTC and even the other private buses are seen plying at the service of the travelers and tourists.

By Water

Local sea dock offer huge options of traveling by boat. Vizhingam sea port is located at a nearby approachable distance connecting boats to major cities of the state.


The city experiences a climate that ranges between a tropical monsoon climate and a tropical savanna climate. Due to this, it has consistent seasons. The average maximum temperature recorded rounds up to 34 °C while the average minimum temperature touches 21 °C. The humidity of this region is high and increases to approximate 90% in the monsoon season. Thiruvananthapuram is the only first city onward the way of the south-west monsoons and receives its first showers in the start of June. The city receives heavy rainfall reaching to 1700 mm per year approximately. Also, it gets the rain from the remaining north-east monsoons hitting the place by October. The winter season commences in by December. The three months namely December, January and February are recorded as the coolest months and March, April and May are recorded ad the hottest ones. The minimum temperature evaluated during chillers was 15 °C, while the maximum in summer reached 39 °C. The best time to visit the beach is from the October towards the climax of February.

Beach Attractions

An indoor club for recreation named as the Matsya Kanyaka comprises of a gigantic sculpture of a mermaid which is 35 m long. Apart from this, a children's park and a restaurant are nearbys.

Nearby Attractions

  • Thiruvananthapuram - Prime attractions include Kanakannu Palace, East Fort, Mahadeva Temple, and Zoological Park etc.
  • Veli- Enjoy the most popular water sports
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace - Well known for its clock tower, carved mahogany ceilings and the granite dance statues.
  • Rest attractions for the visitors include Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Poovar Island, Kalari, and Marine Aquarium etc.
  • The close by Chacha Nehru Traffic Training Park is created to impart the first-hand knowledge to kids about the rules of traffic.


Local handicraft shops can be seen at the beach and even a little ahead for better deals of souvenirs. Apart from that, in the Trivandrum city is located the IndiaMart where you will find a wide range of shopping options right from clothes to footwear and much more.

Food Corners

Plenty of food courts and restaurants are present here to offer you appreciable eatery services. Multi cuisine restaurants are available for the people those who find it difficult to adjust the distant food habits. Cuisines like North Indian, Chinese, American, and also South Indian can be spotted easily.