Vizhinjam Harbour

In-connected with our kovalam visit...

Next our aim was to Vizhinjam (Malayalam: വിഴിഞ്ഞം ).  Now the time is about 1pm. Since it was a sunny day, we were very thirsty.  So we approached a small bakery and had soft drinks and snacks and enquired the shopkeeper about Vizhinjam Harbour. Again we drove back to Kovalam Junction, and turn right towards Vizhinjam.  After completing 3km (16km from Trivandrum city), we reached Vizhinjam KSRTC bus depot junction and asked a shopkeeper about the way to Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour.  He directed us to a small road which is just opposite of KSRTC bus depot.

On the way of harbour we could see the small fishing materials shops on both the sides.  When traveled less than one kilometer, we reached the harbour.





If we describe about the harbour, it is a natural harbour. Also the International ship route is close to the harbour. Because of these reasons Govt. has planed the International Transshipment Terminal here.




In the harbour we saw many fishing boats. Near by the harbour itself we could see a church and a mosque. Here we have to think about the unity of religion.








There was a Tidal Power Station. But it is not functioning time being. Such a way we spent few times at Vizhinjam harbour.















Vizhinjam Juma Masjid





Next our journey was to Vizhinjam Lighthouse. For that we came back to Vizhinjam junction and followed way of Trivandrum. After passing few distance, turned left from the main road. Like that we reached to Lighthouse. Since it was afternoon, we didn’t get permission to go inside the Lighthouse. Actually the time allotted for the public visiting is 4pm. This lighthouse can be seen from Kovalam Beach also.



Near by the lighthouse there is a beach, we spent few time there also.  We felt it is a beautiful calm and pleasant place.  It is a very good place to visit.  If you wish to visit this place, I wish a good luck.

Location:
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, India

How to Reach:
From Trivandrum City: Manacaud-Thiruvallam-Kovalam-Vizhinjam : 16 km
From Kollam: Kazhakuttam-Technopark-Chaakka-Thiruvallam-Kovalam (Kazhakuttam-Kovalam bypass)-Vizhinjam
From Kanyakumari/Nagercoil: Neyyattinkara-Poovar-Vizhinjam

Nearest Airport:
Trivandrum International Airport

Near by Places:
Kovalam, Aazhimala, Chowara, Poovar

17 comments:

kalaiselvisblog said...

am sure u had a wonderful visit...
very nice info abot the place buddy..
snaps were too good dat it tells us a lot...

i once visited Munaar in my college tour...

dat church, mosque were superb...

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful place. Nice photos.

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R.Ramakrishnan said...

Vizhingam is a very beautiful place. Nice pics of the harbor, the sea,the rocks,the waves, the small fishing vessels,lighthouse & the Juma Masjid. Wonderful location for leisure & pleasure.

Jeevan said...

Your photos captured the moments alive… and its nice knowing about this harbor and its really wonderful than the fishing harbor in Chennai. I guess the lighthouse and the rocks fronts are captured in some movies… and it reminds me my recent trip to Kanyakumari.

R. Ramesh said...

excellent yar

sm said...

beautiful pics

R. Ramesh said...

:) hi

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Beautiful photos and a very interesting write up.

meera said...

The beautiful pics make me nostalgic for the Malabar coast!

Kalyan said...

Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely place to visit!

Indrani said...

Lovely capture. I could almost hear the waves.

Krishna said...

@All
Thanks for visiting and leaving comments

padmaja said...

Amazing water subjects..especially those fishing boats.. wish I can paint them..BTW your profile pic is awesome!

Krishna said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving a beautiful comment

Profile picture taken at Aazhimala beach

krishnakumar513 said...

good one!thanks for the details..

Krishna said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment

D.Nambiar said...

Nice pictures. Now I'm wondering why I didn't visit this place when I was in TVM.
:)