Shanghumugham beach, just 8 km from Thiruvananthapuram city, is a haunt for those who enjoy sunsets. The beach is adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram Airport and the Veli Tourist village. The tourist village has an indoor recreation club, the Matsya Kanyaka (a gigantic, 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid) and a restaurant shaped like a starfish. The nearby Chacha Nehru Traffic Training park has been set up to teach children to have a first-hand knowledge about traffic rules.
Reaching Shankhumugham : The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram, a few kilometers away. The nearest railhead is Trivandrum Central.