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Trivandrum

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City Guide - Trivandrum
Introduction: Trivandrum, also called Thiruvanantpuram is an ancient city with tradition dating back to 1000BC. Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, is a beautiful seaside city built on seven hills. It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland spreading over a total of 2,192sq.km. Its undulating terrain of low coastal hills with narrow winding lanes and busy commercial alleys characterizes the city. Over the years the city has grown as a tourist and commercial center, with the international airport becoming the main gateway into Kerala. Internationally renowned beaches, historical monuments and backwater stretches make Trivandrum much sought after destination. 
History: In 1956, when Kerala state was formed, Trivandrum was again chosen as the capital of Kerala. Being the state capital, it also throbs with political activity. Trivandrum gets its name from Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. King Marthandavarma, the erstwhile founder of Travancore made Thiruvananthapuram his capital. After Marthandavarma, it remained the capital of Travancore and after independence, became the capital of State of Travancore-Cochin. "

Places of interest: Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Sree Padnamabha Swamy Temple is a nice blend of the Kerala and Dravidian style of sculpture and architecture. The temple pond and traditional style of buildings surrounding the temple magnifies it beauty. Shree Chitra Art Gallery is the favorite spot for art passionate person. It consists of selected paintings and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore School of art in India. The Zoological Park, one of the first zoos in India, is located in a well-planned botanical garden. It houses some of the rare wildlife. Napier Museum dating back to the 19 century, houses a rare collection of archaeological and historical artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings.   

Tourist information: If Kerala is god’s own country, Trivandrum is the golden gates to this paradise. It is a small coastal city with red roofed houses, tree lined roads and gorgeous palm. Famous beaches of Kerala like Kovalam and Varkala are very near to this coastal city. Travel plan for Trivandrum can be planned during the month of October and March, when the weather is non sticky and pleasant. Thiruvanantpuram international airport is just 6 kms away from the main city. Direct train to all main cities in Kerala as well as major cities in India- available from this city.






 
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