Here’s a shore blessed with beguiling charm and allure, that offers once-in-a-lifetime glimpses and never-before experiences. On one side is a buzzy city, bustling with activities, entertainment and business; on the other side is the sublime sight of lord ‘Anandapadmanabha’ resting peacefully, watching over his subjects. An ancient land, a futuristic destination and the capital city of the God’s Own Country – Thiruvananthapuram amuses you with its diverse faces and amazing virtues.
The heartland of the erstwhile kingdom of Travancore, Thiruvananthapuram is located on the south-western tip of Kerala. Situated along the Arabian Sea, Thiruvananthapuram shares borders with the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. The blissfully majestic Western Ghats form the eastern boundary, thereby gifting the district with an abundance of natural beauty. Forests, hills, beaches, lakes – the district has it all for a passionate traveller.
What makes Thiruvananthapuram truly unique is its amazing blend of tradition and modernity. There are several areas within the city limits that offer you glimpses of a glorious past and rich cultural heritage. The area inside the Thiruvananthapuram Fort limits, surrounding the world-famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a classical example of this. There are several museums and art galleries within the city that take you on a ride to the eventful past of the region. However, as you travel further, you get to see the changing face of Kerala reflected in the IT corridor of the city that is propelled by Technopark – the largest IT park in India. There are several entertainment avenues including malls, multiplexes and recreational centres that give the city a youthful exuberance.
With its rich history, cuisine, art, architecture and vibrant culture, Thiruvananthapuram is a city that will win your heart right straight away; that is why your next vacation should be to this incredible destination. Pack your bags and gear up for what is going to be one of the most fascinating trips of your life.