The capital city of Kerala is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. Our national Father Mahathagandhi called it as the evergreen city of India. Now, it served as the Major IT Hub in Kerala. It is the place where we found offices of central and state governments. It takes more than IT location of Kerala. There are organizations of many science and technology institutions like ISRO, VSSC (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre), the Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, CET, etc. It is got ranking from India Today as the best city in India for Housing and Transport.
It has prideful history. Says that in 1036 BC, It has trade relation with other counties of sandalwood, Spices ad ivory. It's ancient history entirely different from other states of the Kerala. Ays and Venad were the rules of Thiruvanathapuram during ancient times.
The Rise of the Modern Thiruvanathapuram is happened from the time of ruler Marthandavarma. He came into rule in 1729 as named as the dynasty of Travancore. He set the Trivandrum as the capital of Travancore state; it was padmanabhapuram in Kanyakumari district. The beginning of the 20th century has made lot many changes in Thiruvanathapuram. In 1962 Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station established as the cradle of India's ambitious space programs. The Techno Park IT city contributed a lot to change the face of Thiruvanathapuram.
The city is located on the west coast of India. It shares the border with Thirunalveli District, Tamilnadu on the east side, Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu on the south side, The Arabian Sea on the west side and Kollam district on North side. The area covers 2192 km2. The main city of the district are Thiruvananthapuram , Neyyattinkara, Nedumangad, Attingal and Varkala. As per the census of 2001 populations are 3234356.
Previously the main occupations of the people were government services. 60 percentages of the work force were engaged in there. Now, the role is taken by the IT sector jobs. Media Industry also taking an important role in the economy. There are lots of television channels and studios to support the industry. The travel and tourism industry are increasing day by day. There is a large increase in the number of foreign travelers to Trivandrum
Thiruvanathapurma is very popular travel destination for both national and International people. There are so many tourist attractions in the capital city of Kerala. The tourism in the Thiruvanathapuram city includes different types of tourist locations such as beach, forest, wildlife, etc. The places like Sanghumukham Beach, Kovalam beach, Napier museum and Zoo, Ponmudi, Poovar, Kuthira Malika palace, Padmanabha temple, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Agasthyarkoodam peak, Neyyar Dam, etc
The city includes all types of travelling facilities such as road, rail and air. The KSRTC department provides bus service in the city. Interstate bus services are also available in the city. Thiruvananthapuram railway station comes under the south zone of the Indian Railways. The new international airport is around 5 KM from the railway station.
It is a challenging place for trekking trips. It keeps around 1869 meter height from the sea level. It keeps 70 kilometer distance from the Trivandrum city. There are lots of abundant Ayurvedic herbs in the hill, even Neelakurinji. It is said that sage Agasthya lived there who was bachelor. So women's are not allowed to enter the place consider as the pilgrimage centre.
• Shanghumugam Beach
• Meenmutti and Kombaikani Waterfalls
• Neyyar Dambr
• Varkala Beach
• Veli Lagoon
It is located on the Trivandrum city. It has attractive natural beauty with house boat facilities. And there is children's park for give more for children. And soon there will be large convention centre which will be biggest one in Kerala, going under construction.
It is the most preferable beach in India by foreign national. It is located around 12 Km from Trivandrum city. There are lots of beach resorts close to the beach including the facilities of cottages, swimming pools, yoga center, body massages, etc. The Kerala tourist departments are coordinating different kinds of programs to promote the tourism in Kovalam Beach.
The Napier Museum is considered as the Natural History Museum. The reptile house and the Shri Chitra Art Gallery are also situated in the premise of the Museum. There is also lake to experience the taste of boating. The Zoo offers the natural site off wild animals such as Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, Nilgiri Langur and Tahr, Manipur deer, Indian Rhino, The Lion-tailed Macaque,etc.