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About Trivandrum

 

Thiruvananthapuram also known as Trivandrum, is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala and the headquarters of the Thiruvananthapuram District. It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. Referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as "Evergreen city of India" the city is characterised by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills and busy commercial alleys.[5] The city has a population of 752,490 inhabitants and a population of around 1.68 million in the urban agglomeration and is the most populous city corporation and the fifth largest urban agglomeration in Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram contributes 80% of the state's software exports and is the major IT hub of the state.

The city is home to central and state government offices and organisations. Apart from being the political nerve centre of Kerala, it is also a major academic hub and is home to several educational institutions including the University of Kerala, and to many science

Eating Out  
 

It is very famous for its sea food delicacies. The best place for scenic eat out is indeed the Kovalam where you can enjoy the beach side view relish some awesome sea food. If you prefer vegetarian, there is Arya Nivas, a pure vegetarian restaurant famous for traditional Kerala food like puttu, appam, idli and dosa. Breakfasts are also served as brunches like puttu, upma, appam, idli, dosa. Kappa or Tapioca (vegetable) is a very famous vegetarian dish though is it often combined with a pickle or a non veg gravy. Chamandi's are a special part of Kerala Cuisine, it is more like a chutney but having more coconut in it

 
Shoping  
 

Trivandrum is a great place to pick up some souvenirs to take back home. Excellent local handicrafts such as shell work, terra cotta, copper and brassware, wood carvings and bamboo work are popular items and can be found at shops all over the city. Trivandrum's local craftsmen are amazing sculptors, creating a wonderful range of idols and other figurines. Locally produced coir products made from woven coconut husk, such as floor mats and rugs, are another hot item. The coconut shells are then carved into elaborate items of all kinds, but probably the most intriguing souvenir are miniature Kathakali masks that come in all shapes, sizes and colours.
The city's main shopping districts can be found along MG road, Power House road, Chalai, and Saphalya. There are also shopping malls at Attakul Shopping Complex in the East Fort area and Narmada Shopping Complex in Kaudiar, although the best craft shops are scattered along MG road.

 
Travellerz in & out  
 
By Air Trivandrum has an international airport in the city.
   
By Train Trivandrum is a major Railway Station in India.
   
By Road An extensive road network connects Trivandrum with most of the cities in Kerala like Kochi, Alleppey and Kumarakom.
   
   
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 Luxury
 

Vivanta By Taj Trivandrum,

Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum,

Hycinth By Sparsa,

Mascot Hotel,

The Residency Tower,

Classic Avenue Hotel,

Windsor Rajadhani,

Keys Hotel,

 
 
   
Deluxe
 
   

Ginger Trivandrum,

Uday Suites,

Saj Luciya,

Vasudevam Premium Suites,

KTDC Golden Peak,

Hotel Gago Inn,

The Seven Hills,

Hotel Pankaj,

Abhirami Hotel,

 
 
   
Economy
 
   

Highland Hotel,

Hotel Safari,

Premier Park Hotel,

Samrat Hotel,

Blue Nest Hotel,

Hotel Ya Ali,

Sunday Bed & Breakfast,

Hotel Venkateswara,

Hotel Silver Sand,

Jas Hotel,

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