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
STD Code 0471
Rainfall 1700 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Trivendrum(Thiruvananthapuram) Map

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.

2. Rail:-Thiruvananthapuram's main railway station is the Central station located at 'Thampanoor'. It is a major railway junction of the Southern Railway. There are excellent Mail and Express train services operating to almost all major centres of the country.
3. Road:- well connected to all towns & cities.

Places to Visit

Shree Padhmanabhaswamy temple Kovalam
Kanakakunnu Palace


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