Gone are the days when tourists visit a destination solely for leisure. People these days like some adventure; experiences that are out of the ordinary and totally unique. That is why destinations like Thiruvananthapuram have been welcoming people from all parts of the world with a wide range of adventure tourism options. Among these trekking is one of the most popular choices. The district has various picturesque trekking trails that let adventure seekers explore and experience the beauty of the hilly terrains of the region.
One of the most sought-after trekking trails in Thiruvananthapuram is Agasthyakoodam. Operated and controlled by the Forest Department of the Kerala Government, this trek begins from Bonacaud, reaches the base camp at Athirumala and continues the next morning through 8 km of steep slopes to reach Agasthyakoodam. Then there is the Varayadumotta trekking option, which is considered to be among the most difficult ones in the district.
However, the sights of flora and fauna along the trail are indeed worth the strain. Another rewarding trekking experience is the one in Ponmudi which takes you to the streams of Seethatheertham. Another must-have trekking experience is the Vazhvanthol trail through the dense green forests of Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.