This beach of Kerala is lying just 15 kms from Trivandrum; this is a historic spot, which was left unnoticed for a long time. The capital of Ay-Vel kings of the 8th - 9th century, the only thing that has withstood time is a rock temple, assigned to the period of the Cheras because of a strong influence to die Pallava Pandya architecture. The rock temple is just a little off the main junction, and is a protected monument under the Archeological Survey of India.

Vizhinjam was once a commercial centre for the Europeans, Portuguese and Dutch who had trade ties with the local kings. The attractions at Vizhinjam are the ruins of rock-cut temples. The beach offers everything that is associated with seaside destinations of Kerala. There are fishing boats jostling for space, fishermen repairing their fishing nets and women haggling over the price of the day's catch. All around is the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks. It is a pleasant sight to see fishermen pushing their boats into the sea at dusk.


By Air: Nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which is about 12 km.

By Rail: Nearest railway station is Thiruvananthapuram central, about 16 km

By Road: Vizhinjam can be reached by direct and regular bus services from Thiruvananthapuram.

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