Situated close to the southern tip of mainland India, Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of Kerala State, India. The city shares the same name with its district, Thiruvananthapuram, which is one of the 14 districts of Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram is built on hills by the ocean shore and sandwiched between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Thiruvananthapuram is positioned first in the number of outside tourist going by Kerala and is a delightful harbor for holidaymakers. Thiruvananthapuram is one of the oldest cities in India, with occasional references in numerous Greek and Roman written works.
Attractions: Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Agasthyakoodam, Kuthiramalika (Puthenmalika) Palace Museum Vizhinjam Rock Cut Caveum, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Veli Tourist Village, Napier Museum, Kerala Legislature Complex, Keralan Museum, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, The Zoological Park, Kerala Legislature Assembly Complex, Legislature Museum, Shanghumukham Beach,
Best Time to visit: October and February
How to Reach
- By Air: It has its own Airport – Trivandrum International Airport; where International Flights from the Middle East, Singapore, Maldives, Sri Lanka as well as seasonal charter flights to Europe. It is linked with many major cities in India by domestic flights.
- By Rail: Trivandrum Central railway station, located at Thampanoor, is a major Indian railway station, third-largest in South India. Thiruvananthapuram is the first major city along the second longest train route in the India, Kanyakumari to Jammu.
- By Road: Trivandrum bus station is situated right next to the railway station. There is a daily bus to close-by cities like Cochin, Bangalore, Madurai, Coimbatore, and Chennai. KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation) gives astounding transport services including premium exquisite Garuda services, sleeper, air-conditioned, executive, deluxe and numerous others to look over.