Known for its rich cultural heritage and a blend of the old and the new, Sasthamangalam is a charming neighborhood located in the verdant capital city of Trivandrum. This hidden gem has something wonderful to offer people of all genres, be it its scenic natural beauty at the lake, its modern amenities, religious monuments, local cuisine, etc. It offers an enriching and enjoyable experience for all its residents and visitors alike.
Here’s a brief look at it:
Also known as the Sasthamangalam Kayal, this freshwater lake is surrounded by fresh greenery and is popular with nature enthusiasts of all ages – whether it’s for refreshing morning strolls, boating, fishing or simply spending quality time with Mother Nature. It’s also a paradise for birdwatchers with many varieties of birds flocking here.
Known as the Sasthamangalam Mahadeva Temple, this is a cultural landmark. It’s a place of architectural, religious and cultural beauty with many festivals dedicated to lord Shiva being celebrated here.
There are a number of premier educational institutions located here, making this an ideal choice for homebuyers to buy apartments in Sasthamangalam and bring up families with kids of school or college-going age groups.
As a neighborhood, Sasthamangalam ensures its residents are well taken-care of too, as there are a number of hospitals and clinics located here. For those interested in being more proactive towards wellness, there are even some renowned yoga centers!
In todays ‘gastronomically-awoke’ society, access to multi-cuisine eateries becomes a necessity and Sasthamangalam isn’t behind in its game either. You will find a number of international fast-food outlets as well as, gourmet restaurants and lots of local in-between eateries too, serving delicious authentic Kerala dishes.
Though not located within Sasthamangalam, it’s just along the periphery and this historical landmark is definitely worth a visit. Its magnificent six steeples stand out against the cityscape and can be seen enclosed by the dense greenery of the royal Kowdiar palace gardens.
Being close to nature has meant that Sasthamangalam is ideal for nature enthusiasts. With easy access to the forested areas of the Western Ghats nearby, nature lovers can easily go for trekking or hiking adventures whenever they are free!