Thiruvananthapuram is commonly known by its former name Trivandrum. It is the capital of Kerala. with a population of 957,730 in 2011, It is the most populous city in Kerala. Its Located in the extreme south of the mainland on the west coast of India.

Trivandrum

Trivandrum

Thiruvananthapuram contributes 55% to the state’s software exports by the year 2016 and is a major IT center in Kerala.  Known as the “Evergreen City of India” by Mahatma Gandhi, the city is characterized by its low-lying hill country

Padmanabhaswamy temple

Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple which is located in Thiruvananthapuram. in Malayalam, The name of the city of Thiruvananthapuram translates to “The City of Lord Ananta” and it’s referring to the deity of the Padmanabhaswamy temple. The temple is built in a complex fusion of Dravidian style architecture and Chera style, 16th-century gopura, and featuring high walls. The main deity Padmanabhaswamy (Vishnu) is contained in the posture of “Ananta Shayan“, the serpent is the eternal yogi sleep on Adi shesha. Padmanabhaswamy is the chief deity of the royal family of Travancore. 

Napier Museum

The Napier Museum is a museum of art and natural history located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. The museum is approximately 6 km from the city. in 1855, the museum was established. the old museum building was demolished and the foundation of the new building was laid In 1874. The new building was named after the Governor of Madras, Lord Napier, from 1866-1872. 

Shankumugham Beach 

Shankumugham Beach is a beach in Thiruvananthapuram. The beach is very close to Trivandrum International Airport, on the west side of Thiruvananthapuram. The vast area of ​​white sand and the serene atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, provide all the elements to relax and spend the ideal evening. – The city of the Holy Anantha, with an open-air theater with food and car parking facilities. In the old coffee house, good food can be enjoyed around the beach, which is also an advantage to enjoy the sunset. The beach is not well managed as the whole area is littered with garbage. 

Kuthiramalika

It is a palace which was built by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma on the south-east side of the Padmanabhaswamy temple. The name of the palace comes from 122 horses carved into wooden wall brackets that support the south roof. Puthen Malika is the official name of the palace.  The palace is part of a large complex of royal buildings surrounding the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. After the death of Swati Thirunal in 1846, the building remained unoccupied for more than a century.

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