Trivandrum Zoo, is with in the heart of the city and could be easily accessed. Entry fee was very minimum, I think it was 15 per adult and special ticket needed for our still camera.
I have been to this place nearly 15 years before, when I was a school student. Now things have changed a lot. The cages of birds, which was in the entry gates at that time have been shifted to the exit point now.
As we entered the zoo, we could see refreshingly natural habitat, including well preserved trees and surroundings for monkeys. We were happy to see that in fact. But other animals and birds were not in that luxury to say. Cages provided for all kinds birds, including vultures even not up to the mark. It was really small in size and these birds hardly get space for a short fly even. Alligators had nothing specially provided.
Tigers, leopards, lions all kept in small cages. In case of dears and hippos, the herd numbers were high in the space provided. Bears got enough free space and special caves.
But all the above, Trivandrum zoo has large varieties of animals and birds, which will really let you and your kids happy for sure.