Shankhumugham Beach is situated in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. This is the perfect place to enjoy during the evening timings. Fishing activity takes place in this beach.
What to see in Shankhumugham Beach: Shankhumugham Beach is located 8kms away from Thiruvananthapuram. This place is also known as Arattukadavu of Sri Ananthapadmanabhan. At the time of Ganesh Chaturdhi, Nimarjan activity takes place in this beach. During special occasions, huge people perform Bali Tharpanam at this beach. Images of Lord Krishna, Lord Narasimha and Lord Phadmanabhaswamy will be taken to Laccadive Sea which is located in Shankhumugham Beach. After dipped the images in the beach those will be taken back to the temple in procession. This is the end of the festival.
Another attraction of this beach is sculptures of Mermaid. This statue is 35meters long. With the intension to make the children learn about the traffic rules and regulations, Jawaharlal Nehru Park of Traffic Signs for children is placed here. Cycling facility is the major attraction in the park for children. Other attractions of this place are landscaped gardens, restaurants and speed boats.
Skating school is situated at this beach. Coaching will be given in this school. Indoor sports complex is also situated here. In this complex Table tennis and Badminton plays here.
What to see around Shankhumugham Beach:
Thiruvananthapuram: It is located 7kms away from Shankhumugham Beach. Major attractions of Thiruvananthapuram are Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Zoological Park, Napier Museum, Kanakakunnu Palace, Natural History Museum, East Fort, Mahadeva Temple, and Kuthiramalika Palace Museum.
Padmanabhapuram Palace: It is one of the most attractive Palaces in the world which is situated in Kovalam. This palace is famous for Granite dance halls, Clock Tower, Carved Mahogany Ceilings. It is situated 12kms away from Shankhumugham Beach.
Veli: It is located 5kms away from Shankhumugham Beach. In this place Veli Lake is separated from Arabian Sea by a sand bar. Water Sports is most famous in Veli.
Kovalam: It is located 12kms away from Shankhumugham Beach. This place is famous for Beach. It is one of the best beaches in the world.
Other Attractions nearby Shankhumugham Beach: Other Attractions nearby Shankhumugham Beach are Marine Aquarium, Samudra Beach, Kovalam beach, Poovar Island, Kalari, and Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Getting to Shankhumugham Beach: Only way to reach this place is through road from Thiruvananthapuram. From the cities such as Chennai, Nagarcoil, Madurai, Bangalore buses are available to reach Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest railway station is Thrivananthapuram Central which is 8kms away from Shankhumugham Beach. Thiruvananthapuram international airport is the nearest airport which is 6kms away from Shankhumugham Beach.
Getting around Shankhumugham Beach: Buses, autos, Private vehicles are used to visit nearby places of Shankhumugham Beach.
Best time to visit Shankhumugham Beach: Best time to visit Shankhumugham Beach is between October to February.
Where to stay in Shankhumugham Beach: No accommodations facilities are available to stay at Shankhumugham Beach. Visitors need to stay at Thiruvananthapuram. Plenty of accommodations are available to stay in Thiruvananthapuram. Budget, Midrange and luxury hotels are available.
Where to eat in Shankhumugham Beach: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat near Shankhumugham Beach. American, Punjabi, Chinese, North Indian, South Indian cuisines are available near Shankhumugham Beach.