Thiruvananthapuram is also called as Trivandrum is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Kerala. It is the 5th most populous urban agglomeration in that state. The economy of Trivandrum is based on tourism, information technology, rubber plantations, coffee production, tea production and education. Mahatma Gandhi has referred this place as “Evergreen City of India”.
Even though it is the capital city of Kerala, there are many budget hotels that would satisfy the needs of the individuals. Some of the budget hotels here are Hotel Prathiba Heritage, Hotel Galaxy Inn, Hotel Venkateswara, Hotel Boban Plaza, Hotel Sukhvas and many.
Malayalam is the official language of Thiruvanathapuram. English is also spoken here.
The main festivals of Trivandrum are Onam, Vishu, Aarat of Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Attukal Pongala.
Places to See
There are several tourist attractions in this region such as Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, East Fort, Napier Museum and Zoo, Sree Chithra Art Gallery, Kowdiar Palace, Kovalam, Ponmudi, Lighthouse Beach, The Kanakakunnu Palace,The Zoological Park, Hawa Beach, Samudra Beach, Happy Land Water Theme Park, Poovar Island, Chalai Bazaar,Agastya Mala Peak and Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Dam.
How to Get There
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the nearest airport to this region.
Varkala Sivagiri, Trivandrum Kochuveli, Trivandrum Central, Thiruvananthapuram Pettah, Kazhakkuttam and Trivandrum Veli are the nearest railway stations to this region.
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