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Trivandrum
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The state of Kerala’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram, for obvious reasons still widely and more often known as Trivandrum is built on seven hills 87-km from the southern tip of India. Lots of places in Kerala have been stripped of their anglicized names and given Malayalam names, Thiruvananthapuram being of them.

Today, it is splendid past is to be seen in it is elderly buildings, most of them built in wood in the Kerala style, with tiled roofs & carved gables, in it is botanical garden & zoo with it is quaint museum; in it is wide roads & public buildings; & in it is lively intellectual life. A quantity of Kerala's leading filmmakers, poets & writers live here.

Trivandrum Facts

• Area 141.53 sq. km
• Population 6,99,872
• Altitude Sea level
• Languages Malayalam and English
• STD Code 0471
• Best time to visit September–May

Tourist Attractions in Trivandrum

The ancient temple of Sri Padmanabhaswamy is of the major attractions in the city of Thiruvananthapuram. Move around the city and you get to see various picturesque spots besides the glimpses of the city’s past. A quantity of the attractions that are not to be missed are the Napier Museum, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Zoo, Observatory Hill, Science and Know-how Museum, and Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum.

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