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Thiruvananthapuram»Shanghumugham Beach

This place is famous for a 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid that is placed on the beach. The beach is located 8 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city and is adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. An idyllic weekend getaway, this expansive sandy beach can accommodate tens of thousands of people at one go. A large, enticing mermaid sculpture – ‘Matsya Kanyaka’ (35 m long) greets visitors. During temple festivals, Shanghumugham beach witnesses ritual washing of temple idols. Primary a fishing village, you can catch a glimpse of fishermen roping in their daily catch. The water here, however, is not suitable for bathing. A restaurant in the shape of a star fish is another attraction.