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Address: Valiyathura | near Trivandrum airport, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

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An old pier jutting into the sea, good for a relaxing view of the waves

The pier is long and is not well maintained. There is a warning that people are not allowed to enter since the pier is not maintained. But all the locals use this as a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pier is long and is not well maintained. There is a warning that people are not allowed to enter since the pier is not maintained. But all the locals use this as a nice hangout spot in the evenings. Its a good place to visit during sunset time. Can get crowded.

Thank Den2o
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historical sea bridge on the old times served as the landing point for foreign good coming through sea.

Thank Sreelakom
Hyderabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

here sunset is nice view.there is an old bridge .risky walk on the bridge.my point of view the bridge is not safe to walk on.

Thank raja p
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

An awesome place. There is a sign board before entering the bridge saying the bridge is no longer safe to walk on. It indeed requires a lot maintainence, but it is a very good place to spend some time in the evening watching the jellyfish and other varieties of fish swim just under your nose.. It is lot more beautiful... More 

Thank luv2travel072015
Kochi (Cochin), India
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428 reviews
233 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

The pier though poorly maintained is worth visiting and memories of the vessels which came to there long back will fill our mind. Standing above the sea on a bridge gives a special feel. Watching sunset or just the sea and the fishing boats from the pier is a rare view. While visiting other tourist attractions in Trivandrum area make... More 

Thank Jojijoseph2005
Manipal, India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

My recent unexpected visit to this place was amazing..the view was a real picture from many of the movies i have seen. The serenity there compelled me to stay back for more than the time allotted to me by my friends. As explained by my friend it earlier used to be a port and he showed me the tracks used... More 

Thank anonymousV6888MR
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It is a kind of experiencing the sea right above it than watching from the shore. The bridge is not in good shapes and there are no railing around it, which makes it dangerous for small children an even elders. You can see the localites fishing above the edge of the bridge and all over the place. While you enjoy... More 

Thank Devajith
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

The pier was built during the rule of royal family of travancore. Here we see the remains of what was a great port town in south kerala. It is sad to say that the structure is not aesthetically maintained. Hand rails are rusted off. There is no facility for sitting and watching sea. We have to stand all the time.... More 

Thank sreejith1975
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon the old pier when researching sights to see while in Poovar. Since i love tidbits of history and am a photo enthusiast, this was a must-see on my sightseeing list. I was amply rewarded. The pier, which extends far out to sea, is all that it is cracked up to be... And thankfully not decrepit enough to be... More 

Thank thetuareg03
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Good for the Walking type, One may walk from here till Shangumugham - good distance on the beach. Safe to walk during morning and evening, at other times it is hot and avoidable. Road side open area foods to be avoided.

Thank Sam E

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