is the headquarters of Kerala
University, and is in the outskirts of the Thiruvananthapuram district in Kerala
The suburb of Karyavattom
is approximately 14 km north of Thiruvananthapuram. According to the legend the story of how the place got its name goes (Pillais from the 8 houses who rebelled against the would-be Prince Marthandavarma (later King of Travancore) used to meet in a place near the Lord Ayyappa temple located near Karyavattom
. It is believed that they used to sit in a circle and discuss matters of importance and hence the name Karyavattom
. (Karya means matter and vattom means circle.). But this claim is considered to be unscientific.
The University College of Engineering, under University of Kerala
, started functioning from 2000-2001 onwards at Karyavattom
. The Government College at Karyavattom
offers various graduate and post graduate courses.
The largest IT and electronics industrial park of India, Technopark
is located in Karyavattom
. The nearest airport is Trivandrum
International Airport. The Thiruvananthapuram railway station is the major station. The famous Kovalam
beach is just half an hour drive from Karyavattom
The upcoming properties in Karyavattom
are Oceanus Mythrika, Confident Green Valley, Confident Altair and Mansions Palm Hills
. The under construction properties in Karyavattom
offer 3 BHK independent villa in Karyavattom
and 2 and 3 BHK apartments in Karyavattom
in the apartment building.