With a tradition dating back to 1000BC, Trivandrum city lies on southwestern tip of India with the Arabian Sea in the west and Tamil Nadu state in the east. It has plenty of coconut & palm trees and its name means "City of Lord Anantha" (the serpent on which Lord Padmanabha/Vishnu reclines) in Sanskrit and Malayalam.
Thiruvananthapuram also known as Trivandrum is the capital city and also the largest city of Kerala. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the country with numerous tourist spots scattered all around the place. The main tourist attractions in Trivandrum are its popular beaches, lagoons, lush green hill stations, waterfalls, backwaters, wild life sanctuaries, ancient Hindu temples and museums. The city has rich historical past and now is the academic centre of Kerala state. It was a trading post for spices, sandalwood and ivory. It is mostly recognized for Medical tourism in Kerala, as it holds many recognized Ayurvedic centers all around the city.
Places to explore at Trivandrum:
- Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
- Kovalam Beach
- Palace Museum
- Meenmutty and Kombaikani waterfalls