Label : Must Visit
Tags : Beach
Time Required : 4-5 hrs
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Vinzhinjam is a popular fishing village located only 17 kms from the city centre of Thiruvananthapuram. You can witness a rare and curious sight of hundreds of fishing boats lined across the fishing harbour as they cruise in perfect harmony without colliding into each other! Its geographical setting makes it a natural port and quite an important one. Other than its political and economic significance, Vinzhinjam is a very popular tourist attraction and one of the favourite getaways of the south. The village is blessed with spectacular scenic beaches that lend a peaceful and tranquil aura to the town. Relaxing on the white sand beaches as you stare into the azure waters is a perfect way to melt away all the tensions and stresses of the fast-paced lives.
Apart from its enthralling beaches, the Rock Cut cave is another famous attraction of Vinzjhinjam which is a one-celled shrine dedicated to Vinandhara Dakshinamurthi. This 18th-century temple houses beautiful semi carved statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and holds immense religious significance to the locals. The Vinzhinjam Marine Aquarium draws hundreds of tourists every year and provides one with the opportunity to meet and witness a wide variety of colourful fish and gorgeous aquatic creatures in all their glory. Vizhinjam is a picturesque and charming little village that provides an all-in-one vacation for people looking for a peaceful excursion, a religious trip or a curious exploration of marine animals!