Thiruvananthapuram was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. As you approach Leh for the first time, via the sloping sweep of dust and pebbles that divide it from the floor of the Indus Valley, you'll have little difficulty imagining how the old trans-Himalayan traders must have felt as they plodded in on the caravan routes from Yarkhand and Tibet: a mixture of relief at having crossed the mountains in one piece, and anticipation of a relaxing spell in one of central's Asia most scenic and atmospheric towns. Spilling out of a side valley that tapers north towards eroded snow-capped peaks.
|Area||141.74 sq km|
|Altitude||5 metres above sea level|
|Temperature||Summer-26.0 C-36.0 C Winter-15.0 C-32.0C|
|Languages||Tamil, Malayalam and English|
|Rainfall||1700 mm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||September to March|
How to get there
1. Air :-Trivandrum Airport (International) is linked by flights to Cochin, Madras, Delhi, Goa and Bombay. International flights operate to and from Colombo, Mali, Dubai, Abudhabi and Kuwait.
Places to Visit
|Shree Padhmanabhaswamy temple||Kovalam|
|Peppara Sanctuary||Napier Museum||Crocodile Bank|
Kerala first came to the attention of foreigners thousands of years back for their spices; quality tea and coffee are also popular souvenirs. The best buys from Trivandrum are Kerala's vast traditional handicrafts such as wood carvings, copperware, cane and bamboo furniture and crafts, lacquer ware etc. The main shopping centres in Thiruvananthapuram are M. G. Road, Chalai, Power House Road, Attukal Shopping Complex (East Fort), Narmada Shopping Complex(Kaudiar), Saphalya (Palayam) and Kedaram (Kesavadasapuram) . Most of the gifts and handicrafts emporia are located along M. G. Road.
|Hotel Lucia Continental||ITC Park Sheraton||Le Royal Meridien|
|The Park||Taj Coromandel||Trident Hilton|
|Taj Connemara||Hotel Savera||Ambassador Pallava|
|Benz Park Tulip||Crystal Inn||Ambica Empire|
|Pleasant Days||Quality in Sabri||Radha Park Inn|
|Dee Cee Manor|