Thiruvananthapuram Tourist Attraction
Thiruvananthapuram is the historical, commercial and political capital of Kerala. The place where its 1000 year old history merges with the new age technology and developments resulting in a thriving center of tourism in Kerala.
The city is also known as Trivandrum which was its earlier name. According to local belief, the name Thiruvananthapuram means the abode of serpent God ‘Anantha’ upon whom Lord Vishnu rests. Being the Capital city of Kerala, it is well organized, well developed and competent enough with all other mega cities of India.
A seaside districts, this beautiful and famous city is built upon seven hills along the west coast of India. Thiruvananthapuram’s history dates back to 1000 BC and is believed to be the place where King Solomon anchored his ships around 1036 BC. It also served as the capital to Maharaja of Travancore in 1750. It was famous as the trading center for Ivory, spices and sandalwoods.
Now a modern city with all facilities and infrastructure, Thiruvanathapuram has the highest population density as well as the largest population amongst all districts in Kerala. Several state government buildings, central government organizations and offices are located here including the Kerala Legislative assembly. Numerous world renowned artists and scholars hailed from Thiruvananthapuram including the legendary Raja Ravi Varma.
How to reach
By Air: Trivandrum International Airport has regular flights from all major cities.
By Rail: Trivandrum railhead is a major railway station of Kerala.
By Road: Trivandrum being the capital city boasts of an extensive network of roads.
Climate & Best time to visit
Thiruvananthapuram being a Western Coastline distict expreriences relatively mild weather extremeties. The maximum summer temperature is aroudn 35 degrees whereas Winter season is around 20 degrees. However, the humidity is high which reaches upto 90% in south-west monsoons.
November to March is regardes as the ideal time to visit Thiruvananthapuram.