Thiruvananthapuram, also known as the City of the Sacred Serpent is the capital of Kerala, which is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west. Also known as Trivandrum in the popular parlance the city is home to temples and museums. The wooded highlands on the Western Ghats in the Eastern, and North Eastern borders give some of the most enchanting picnic spots, a long shoreline, with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination. With a good infrastructure, the city is an excellent base to explore Varkala, a famous seaside holiday destination.
Thiruvananthapuram is a tourist destination for both domestic and international tourists. There are many tourist destinations in or near the city including Kovalam beach, Sanghumukham Beach, Napier museum and Zoo (Yann Martel wrote his book Life of PI after studying a disabled lion, Simba for months together), Agasthyarkoodam peak, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Neyyar Dam, Kuthira Malika palace, Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple, Ponmudi, Poovar, Varkala Cliffs and beaches and many others. Thiruvananthapuram is also famous for being the Evergreen city of India.
Temperature: Summer: 34-28C, Winter: 26-20 C
Best Season: September to May
Languages spoken: Malayalam, English
STD Code: 0471
How to reach
Air: Thiruvananthapuram international airport is connected by flights from major cities in India and abroad.
Rail: Thiruvananthapuram is a major railhead connecting several important cities and places in India.
Road: Thiruvananthapuram is connected by good motorable roads to all places in South India. Some of the cities are Chennai (708 km), Thekkady (253 km), Kochi (220 km).