Shanghumukham Beach, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Red sands and blue sea draw visitors to Shanghumukham Beach, where you can play sports or sit in a starfish-shaped cafe watching the sun cast its rays over the water. A sculpture of Jalakanyaka, a 35 m (115 ft) long mermaid reposing in a giant shell, attracts kids and adults alike. Very active in the evening, this popular spot can also get very crowded on weekends, so come early if you wish to take advantage of onsite parking. With our online itinerary creator, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions like Shanghumukham Beach can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Very well maintained beach, public toilets, police ample lights are available for spending evening at beach. Its night life of trivendrum, all locals come there and spend time with family. Lot of fish...  more »
  • One of the best beaches in Trivandrum and Kochi. Suddenly deep like any other Kerala beach but the sand is pretty good, the beach is clean and the fishing boats are cute.  more »
  • This beach is near to the airport. This is flooded with many locals as this is within city reach. Many junk stalls outside serving beach snacks are available. It's a good break to watch the sunrise n ...  more »
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  • It is a good beach but little dangerous than the nearby beaches. People comes here mostly in the evenings. Children loves to play here. Also, people comes here for meetups, dance practice and all. The beach is maintained and kept very nicely. Almost 5 live guards are here most of the time to ensure safety. Since it is a dangerous beach, people are not allowed to go much into the sea. One can also experience a horse riding here.
  • One of my favourite beaches. Ideal place for family hangouts. Provides the serene environment for you to spend some romantic moment with your loved ones. There are coffee shops and snack bars in vicinity which are apt for a quick bite.
  • Very calm and quiet place. Just sit and relax. Good beach for Family. There is a park near the beach. You can view the landing and take off of planes from here (Beach is too close to Trivandrum International Airport). There is a parking fee.
  • One o the clean beaches in Kerala. We had a big crowd as it was Sunday. Water & waves weren't too noisy. It was dark evening. The light buoys far away seemed a land close by
  • It’s one of the closest beaches to the Trivandrum city. Rather than being a fancy beach it’s more of a local beach . If you are lucky you may find the fishermen coming back from the sea with the sea creatures in their fishing nets.One of the best places to get fresh fish and crab. Though the water quality is average you can still enjoy the other activities like horse riding, palm reading and few other rides for kids.

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The main accommodations in Thiruvananthapuram proper lie to the north of the main train station. Ranging from boutiques set in colonial-era buildings to side street youth hostels with dormitory-style rooms, the choice throughout the city covers a wide range. However, plenty of visitors to Thiruvananthapuram choose to stay closer to the coast instead, arranging day trips to the city itself. Nearby beach resorts, such as Varkala and Kovalam, rank high on visitors' lists, with abundances of boutique hotels, beach huts, and resorts.
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