The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo - Asia's oldest - reportedly served as inspiration for the animals of internationally-acclaimed "Life of Pi". Today, the zoo's inhabitants comprise hippos, leopards, deer, reptiles, and many more. The grounds are expansive, so do wear your walking shoes.
Address: Kanaka Nagar, Nanthancodu, Trivandrum
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9am-5.15pm
Phone: +91 471 231 6275