, also known as Thiruvananthapuram, is the capital city in the state of Kerala
. It lies on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. The city hosts several central and state government offices and organisations. It is not only the political nerve centre of the state, but also an academic hub. Categorized as a tier II city, Trivandrum
is one of the 10 greenest cities in India.
This is the only city in the state to have a scientific sewage treatment facility. As far as transport is concerned, Trivandrum
enjoys smooth road connectivity via the NH 47 and the Main Arterial Road (MC Road). Both the Ste-owned KSRTC and private buses facilitate intra-city public transport. Many interstate buses also ply to major cities such as Chennai
, besides other destinations in the states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Hyderabad
. This city falls under the Southern Railway Zone of the Indian Railway. There are 5 railway stations in the city limits, enabling easy rail connectivity to almost all key cities in India, including New Delhi
, etc. a proposal to construct a light metro system in the city is under consideration by the Government of Kerala
, and it is currently awaiting approval from the ministry of urban development. There has also been a proposal of a suburban railway corridor along Thiruvananthapuram-Kollam
-Chengannur. The Thiruvananthapuram International Airport is the third largest airport of the state, and provides direct connectivity to the Middle East, Singapore, Maldives, and Sri Lanka.
Smooth connectivity, well-developed infrastructure, proximity to IT clusters, and an influx of global lifestyle are the main driving factors that have led to the thriving real estate market of the city. Several residential projects are coming up in the form of apartments as well as independent villas which can also be vacation homes. Kazhakkoottam
, and Ambalamukku
are witnessing multiple upcoming projects. Other locations where one can find various property options include Karyavattom
, and Kuravankonam
This city is an attractive destination for domestic and international tourists. The most popular places of interest include Kovalam
Beach, Sanghumukham Beach, Napier Museum and Zoo, Agasthyarkoodam peak, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary and Neyyar Dam, Kuthira Malika Palace, Ponmudi, Poovar
, Varkala Cliffs, and many others. There are also other noteworthy places in the vicinity, such as Kanyakumari
, Thiruvattar, Padmanabhapuram Palace and Tirpparappu Waterfalls, amongst others. The eponymous Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple circled by the East Fort
lies at the centre of a busy shopping hub. Millions of visitors are drawn to this temple every year. When it comes to education, the city boasts of housing the University of Kerala
, besides a host of prestigious institutions such as Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Government Engineering College (Barton Hill), the Asian School of Business, IITM-K, the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, The College of Architecture Trivandrum
, etc. Indian Space Research Organization, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, and a host of other science and research related organizations operate in the city. The Trivandrum
International Stadium, the Chandrasekhar Nair Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram Gold Club, are the main sports stadiums in the city. There are also a number of hospitals, libraries, shopping malls, and other social infrastructural facilities that allow the citizens to have a healthy and relaxed lifestyle.