At a Glance
2,192 sq.kms
Geo Location
South West
Average Climate
20 °C - 34 °C
Best time to visit
October - February

Trivandrum-the original name of which is Thiru-Ananta-Puram-the Sacred Eternal City (according to another interpretation, the city of the Holy Serpent, Ananta), is the capital of Kerala. Population, according to 1981 census is 5,19,766. Trivandrum is a beautiful city built on seven hills. The pagoda-style tiled roofs show the Far-Eastern architectural influence. The Padmanabhaswami temple, the famous temple in the city, however, is built in the Dravidian style. Trivandrum is not only on the air map, but also is directly linked with Chennai by railways. Also, buses ply to the city from all important towns of the south.

It is famous of beautiful scenery and beautiful coasts. The capital produces not only the best software engineers in the world, but the scientists as well. It was in 2012, Thiruvananthapuram was declared as the best city to stay according to India's survey. Until 1991, the city of Thiruvananthapuram was famous by the name Trivandrum, as named by the British. However after 1991, the name of the city changed to Thiruvananthapuram. The city got its name from the idol residing at the Sri Padmanabha Swamy Ananta Temple.

Situated in the extreme southwest of India, Trivandrum region is surrounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and Tamil Nadu in the East. The city of Trivandrum has a wide coastline with world-famous beaches, rivers and many historical sites, evidence of a rich cultural heritage. The capital of Kerala is often the starting point of the circuits in the region. The visitors definitely go to the nearby beaches of Kovalam.

The city is built on seven hills. Its geographical location and environment make it a rather pleasant city to live in comparison to the other big cities of South India. Thanks to its international airport, Thiruvananthapuram is today a large commercial and tourist center and the city is an ideal gateway to Kerala.

Drenched in a long history of culture and art, Kerala's capital, has housed many famous artists and poets. There are many things to discover in Thiruvananthapuram: the zoo, historic museums, traditional villages and shiny coasts that form a perfect background for an adventure. The Kanakakkunnu Palace, the Napier Museum, Akkulam Lake, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, Museum of Science and Technology etc are worth watching places. It is popular for its architectural splendor and historical and religious significance.

In Thiruvananthapuram, tourists can see from the coast, take the blessings of divine holy places, indulge in water sports or the stealth glance in the past by the historical museums. The people of Thiruvananthapuram greet travelers and greet them with their warm generosity.

Things to do in

While in Thiruvananthapuram, do explore the following...

With the magical academy learn the evolution of magical art.

Ayurvedic treatments with Ayurvedic centers in Thiruvananthapuram. Learn the techniques of martial arts, particularly Kalaripayattu.

A visit to Kovalam beach near Thiruvananthapuram.

Shopping in Thiruvananthapuram

Known for its impeccable variety of handicrafts, cloth and spices, Thiruvananthapuram is the right place for guests to pamper their commercial thirst. There are shopping centers, high street markets and the local shopping area for customers to engage in commercial shipping.

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