TRIVANDRUM, India

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  1. About trivandrum

    Thiruvananthapuram or more commonly called Trivandrum is the capital city of the South Indian state of Kerala. It's eminent by its British colonial structural design and many art galleries. It is a city of palaces, temples and art galleries. It’s also home to Kuthira Malika or Puthen Malika Palace, where one can see the carved horses and collections of the royal family of Travancore. They had their capital here from the 18th–20th centuries. The city has a pleasant weather all through the year and you will be comfortable if you come here any time of the year.

  2. Who should visit the city?

    Anyone

    Best time to visit (months)

    Season-1 : March - May | Season-2 : November - February

    How to reach?

    By Road

    Several KSRTC (Kerala State Road Transport Corporation) buses operate from Thampanoor Bus Station in Trivandrum for Kovalam (20 km), Kochi (199 km) and Kottayam (147 km). Suiting their budget and requirement, travellers can choose from executive, deluxe, sleeper and luxury buses. You can also drive to Trivandrum from Kovalam via Kovalam Bypass Road or NH 47 Bypass Road, a journey that takes just around an hour.

    By Train

    Trivandrum Central, about 6 km away from the city centre, is well linked to major cities in India via an extensive rail network. There are frequent trains plying from Trivandrum railway station for cities such as New Delhi, Bangalore, Indore, Mumbai, Chennai and Guwahati, to mention a few. Some of the major trains available from here include Kerala Express, Swaranjayanti Express, Trivandrum Mail and Anantapuri Express. Taxis, cabs and buses are easily available from outside the railway station.

    By Air

    Trivandrum Airport, located just 6 km away, is an international airport that connects this beautiful city with rest of India and world. As it is situated at the southern tip of Indian subcontinent, the airport serves as shortest point from India to Maldives and Sri Lanka. There are two main terminals here, Terminal 1 handles the domestic flights and Terminal 2 is for international airlines. Air India, IndiGo, Air Pegasus and Jet Airways operate regular flights for cities such as Bangalore, Dehradun, Delhi, Mumbai and Mangalore. Besides, there are regular flight options offered by most of the major carriers like Emirates, flydubai, Etihad Airways and SilkAir from Trivandrum Airport for Singapore, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Visitors can avail bus services or hire cabs to reach various destinations in the city, after landing at the airport.

    Weather

    Summer

    Min Temp: 25°C - Max Temp: 40°C

    Monsoon

    Min Temp: 20°C - Max Temp: 30°C

    Winter

    Min Temp: 15°C - Max Temp: 30°C

    Language spoken

    English,Hindi,Malayalam

    Best fair, festivals and attractions

    Cochin Carnival, Attukal Pongala Festival, Thrissur Pooram Festival, Nehru Trophy Boat Race, Aranmula Boat Race, Onam Festival, Kerala Village Fair, Aanayootto Festival

    STD Code

    0471

    State

    Kerala

    Country

    India

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