Thiruvananthapuram

Location

Trivandrum is the anglicized name of Thiruvananthapuram. It is located on India's west coast near the extreme south of the country. It is the largest and most populous city in Kerala and the state's capital. Important distances are Thekkady - 272 km, Kanniyakumari- 87 km and Quilon -72 km.

History

Thiruvananthapuram's history can be traced back to 1000 BCE. It is believed that King Solomon's fleet landed here in 1036 BCE. The city served as an important trading post but its political and cultural history was independent from rest of Kerala. Rise of modern Thiruvananthapuram began in 1729 and in Thiruvananthapuram was made the capital of Travancore in 1745. Today it is a major IT hub of India and is host of many proud universities.

Cuisine

Exotic sea food is an important part of special meals. Coconut and coconut milk is the foundation for many dishes. Dishes from all over the world can be easily found in this thriving city.

Attractions

There are many things about Trivandrum that makes it a popular destination for visitors. It is filled with ancient temples and grand palaces. It is also a heaven for beach lovers who can find some of the world's finest beaches here. Language Malayalam and English are widely spoken. Read more
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