Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram, also called Trivandrum, is one of the oldest state capitals in India. The name Thiruvananthapuram came from the Malayalam word Thiru-Anantha-Puram, meaning the “City of Lord Ananta”. It originates from the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple in the heart of the city.
About Thiruvananthapuram, the Kerala Capital
In the 17th century the king, Marthanda Varma the princely state of Travancore and Thiruvananthapuram was made the capital of Travancore. After the independence of India in 1947, Thiruvananthapuram became the capital of Travancore-Cochin State and remained the capital of the state of Kerala in 1956 when the new Indian state was formed.
The Arabian Sea in the west, Tamil Nadu binds Trivandrum in the east and Kollam district in the North. Its land area covers 2192 km2 and its population is 3,307,284 as per the 2011 census record.
Trivandrum is not only a state capital; it is also a strategic place of India. The southern Air command, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) India’s first rocket launching center and some other defense organizations are located in this city.
Tourist Places in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Capital
A long shoreline with internationally famous beaches, historical monuments, backwaters, and rich cultural heritage makes this district a much sought after tourist destination. Trivandrum is one of the most gorgeous cities in India.
Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple the world wealthiest shrine is the landmark of the city. Other Major attractions are Kovalam international beach, Napier Museum, Zoological Park, Ponmudi Hill Satiation, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Poovar Island, Jadayupara, Varkala Papanasam, etc…. The Southmost point of Indian subcontinent Kanyakumari is located only 82 kilometers from Trivandrum.
Trivandrum is one of the major destinations for chartered flights for medical tourism in India, with over 50 recognized Ayurvedic centers in and around the city. The city also has world-class modern hospitals. Extensive amenities are available at nearby five-star beach resorts and hill stations.
Shopping From Kerala Capital city Trivandrum
Thiruvananthapuram has many things for shoppers. Handloom textiles, wood, brass carvings, and spices are some of them. The most famous market in Trivandrum is the famous Chalai Bazaar. You can purchase everything from this hundred-year-old market. Many shopping centers, famous jewelry shops, and some international malls are available across the city.
The city is famous for verity and hygiene foods at reasonable rates. You can find different types of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes from plenty of“Thattukada” to luxurious restaurants all over the district.
Best Time to Visit Kerala Capital Thiruvananthapuram
October to February is the best time to visit Thiruvananthapuram. The people who would like to enjoy rain Jun month is a better suggestion for them.
How to reach Trivandrum: Kerala Capital City
Kerala Capital Trivandrum has a good road network connected with other parts of the state Kerala and the one and only neighboring state Tamil Nadu. Visitors can access taxi services, private bus services or KSRTC buses.
Trivandrum Central Railway station is one of the major railway stations in India. You will get many trains from almost all cities in other parts of India for there.
Domestic and international airlines operate from Trivandrum International Airport, which has direct flights to many international and major Indian cities.