Trivandrum the capital of Kerala means 'the place of the sacred serpent' . Its splendid past is to be seen in its old buildings, most of them built in wood in the Kerala Style, with tiled roofs and carved gables, in its botanical garden and Zoo , in its wide roads and public buildings and in its lively intellectual life. Some of Kerala's leading film makers, poets and writers live here.
Summer - Max.36.2, Min.20.6. Winter - Max.35, Min.18.
Rainfall: 170 cms (May to November)
Best Time To Visit : October to March
Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple:
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian Styles of sculpture and architecture.
Beach resort, facilities are on par with any other beach resorts. Janardhana Swami temple , a leading pilgrim centre. Sivagiri is another pilgrim destination.
Neyyar Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary:
A lake tucked away in hills. Wildlife Sanctuary has a crocodile- breeding plant. 29 km away from Thiruvananthapuram
18 km off Thiruvananthapuram. Promontories, shallow waters for swimming and long sand-spread are major features.
Trivandrum is well connected to other major cities of India and the neighboring countries. There are direct flights to Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi through domestic airlines such as Indian Airlines and Jet Airways. The city is connected to other important cities of India and Kerala by trains.