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Information about Trivandrum
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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 Sea in the west, Tamil Nadu and wooded highlands of the Western Ghats on the east and northeast. Trivandrum covers an area of 2192 square kms and situated at sea level. The city is built across seven hill and still retains its regal ambience with a number of colonial and traditional buildings. Trivandrum is enriched with a long shoreline with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage. 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.

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. More....

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. 


Kerala is also known for its traditional crafts, the most notable being intricately crafted ivory products, carved wooden containers and furniture, handwoven textiles, bronzes, masks of the characters from the classical dances, coir products etc. Cashews, spices, tea and coffee produced in the State are also some of the most important items on the shopping list of the visitors. M.G. Road extending from East Fort to Palayam, Chalia Bazar, Connemara Market and Palayam are some of the important shopping areas of the city. 

How to reach here

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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