Shanghumugham Beach is located 8 km from Thiruvananthapuram and is adjacent to the Trivandrum International Airport and Veli Tourist Village.It is a favourite spot of sunset watchers.The beach located in a fishing village, ensures an interesting sight of fishermen having their daily catch.Facilities like an indoor recreation club, children’s traffic training park and a star shaped restaurant are provided here.A gigantic, 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid called the ‘matsya kanyaka’ is the major attraction of the site.
The vast stretch of white sand and the serene atmosphere,away from the crowd in the city, provide all the ingredients for relaxation and for spending an ideal evening.There is also a “Star Fish Restaurant” with eating kiosks and open air theatre with car parking facilities.Good food can be enjoyed at the Indian Coffee House,just across the beach, which is also a vantage point for enjoying the sunset.Unfortunately,the beach is not well maintained with garbage littering the entire area.
The sculpture of Jalakanyaka-Mermaid by Kanayi Kunhiraman is an added attraction. This giant statue is more than 35m long.The ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Park of Traffic signs for children’ is situated here, which is helpful for the children to understand the traffic rules while playing in the park.The park also provides cycling facilities for small children.
Thiruvananthapuram central, about 8 kms away.
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 3 kms away.