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Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram)

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Trivandrum General Information
Area: 2192 square kms.
Population: 2938583
Altitude: Sea level
Latitude & Longitude:
8.7 Degree North and 76.8 Degree East
Climate: Tropical
Temperature: 18 to 36 degree Celsius
Clothing: Light cotton

Information about Trivandrum
Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram is situated at the southernmost tip of India. Trivandrum is the modern capital city of Kerala. It is bounded by the Arabian

Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram Map

Sea in the west, Tamil Nadu and wooded highlands of the Western Ghats in the east and northeast. Trivandrum covers an area of 2192 square kms and situated at sea level. The city is built across seven hills and still retains its regal ambience with various colonial and traditional buildings. Trivandrum is enriched with a long shoreline with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage. In addition to the secluded, internationally renowned beaches, the long shoreline of the district is broken by the lagoons that merge into inland lakes to form some of the most picturesque picnic spots. Today, Thiruvananthapuram is home to many educational, cultural and scientific institutions. Trivandrum was earlier a part of the former princely state of Travancore. The climate in Trivandrum is tropical. The temperature here ranges from 18 to 36 degree Celsius.

Trivandrum Tourist Attraction


Tourist Attractions in Trivandrum
The main tourist attractions in Trivandrum are the beaches, temples, backwater areas and museums. The main beaches in Trivandrum are Shanghumukham Beach, Kovalam Beach and Varkala Beach. The Shanghumukham Beach is a favourite place for the sunset viewers. The main attractions of this beach are an indoor recreation club, the Matsya Kanyaka (a gigantic, 35 m long sculpture of a mermaid) and a restaurant shaped like a starfish. The main backwater areas of Trivandrum are Veli Tourist village and Akkulam Tourist village. The most famous temple of Trivandrum is the beautiful Sree Padmanabha Swami temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is perfect blend of Kerala and Dravidian styles of sculpture and architecture. The other main place of tourist interest is the Museum complex.


Hill Stations in Trivandrum
Ponmudi is the only hill station which is located about 61 kms. from Trivandrum. It is an idyllic hill resort with narrow, winding pathways and cool, green wooded environs. Ponmudi is well known for its beautiful mountain flowers, exotic butterflies, rivulets, springs and trekking trails.


How to reach Trivandrum
By Air:

Trivandrum is well connected by air to various major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and various other cities of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The Trivandrum international airport receives and as well as operates international flights to Colombo, Maldives, Dubai, Sharjah, Kuwait, Bahrain and Singapore.

By Rail:

There are direct trains from Trivandrum to all the major towns of Kerala and various other cities in India like Mumbai, Bangalore, Guwahati, Kanyakumari, Chennai, Cochin and Delhi, etc.

By Sea:

One of the most attractive aspects of Trivandrum is the predominance of rivers, backwaters and lakes. You can travel at a vast distance by water, at a leisurely pace and through beautiful lush scenery, a unique experience.


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