Neyyattinkara is municipality in Thiruvananthapuram district in the Indian state of Kerala. The name Neyyattinkara in Malayalam literally means the shore (kara) of Neyyar River. Neyyar River flows from gasthyarkoodam , the highest peak (1868m above MSL) in southern end of the Western Ghats.
The municipality of Neyyattinkara is the major town on the banks of Neyyar River. Neyyattinkara lies 18 km to the south of Thiruvananthapuram city on the National Highway 47 to Kanyakumari. The rapidly growing Thiruvananthapuram city has almost reached its outskirts. Aruvippuram, the holy land of Sree Narayana Guru is an important pilgrim centre near Neyyattinkara. Neyyar Dam is another popular picnic spot near Neyyattinkara at Kallikkadu panchayath of Neyyattinkara Taluk. Neyyattinkara is the birth place of renowned revolutionaries like Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pill
Agasthyarkoodam, the highest peak in southern kerala is located in Neyyattinkara taluk. It is a pilgrim spot and popular trekking place. The mountain got its name from sage Agasthyar who is considered one of the seven Rishis (Saptarishi) of Hindu mythology.