Category: Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvanandapuram is the capital city of kerala and it was earlier known by the name “Ananthapuri”, which means the place where Lord Vishnu’s resides. Thiruvanandapuram is one of the oldest city and plays significant role in economic structure of India and referred to by Mahathma Gandhi as “the ever green city of India”. The state legislative assembly and Secretariat are located at Thiruvanandapuram and this place is also known as the city of palace. The most famous palaces Pathmanabhapuram palace, Koyikkal Palace, Kowdiar Palace ,Kanakakunnu Palace,Kilimanoor Palace and Kuthiramalika Palace where situated in thiruvanandapuram. Palaces and the museums is a constant reminder of its golden and eventful history. Famous padmanabhapuram temple is a predominant landmark of Thiruvanandapuram. It is estimated that the value of the monumental items and assets of this temple partially revealed are close to Rs. 100000 (US$15 billion), making it the richest temple in the world. Thiruvananthapuram was listed as one of the top 10 cites in India on Vibrancy Index and Consumption Index by a study conducted by global financial services firm morgan Stanley. India’s first animation park, Kinfra film and Video Park is situated here. kerala university and the original head quarters of Indira Gandhi Open University are is situated here. Thiruvananthapuramhas an extra ordinary cultural background and it originates from the efforts of the rulers of erstwhile Travancore, who took an active interest in the development of arts and culture. Thiruvananthapuram has produced several great artists, the most famous ones being Maharaja Swathi Thirunal ,Irayimman Thampi and Raja Ravi Varma. Thiruvananthapuram is also a tourist destination for both domestic and international tourists

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Varkala Beach, Thiruvanandapuram

Varkala Beach is situated north end border of Thiruvanandapuram. It is an important Hindu center of pilgrimage. Varkala beach is calm and beautiful beach which provide a cool experience to the tourists. Varkala beach is also known as ‘Papanasham Beach’. Varkala Beach got the name ‘papanasham beach’ by a mythical

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Kuthiramalika Palace, Thiruvanandapuram

Kuthiramalika Palace is one of the major attractions of Thiruvanandapuram district. It is also called Putthan Malika palace. This palace got its name Kuthiramalika due to the design of 122 houses carved in wood which supports the roof of the palace. Kuthiramalika palace was constructed by Swathithirunal Rama Varma in

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Ponmudi, Thiruvanandapuram

Ponmudi is a beautiful hill station located in Thiruvanandapuram. Ponmudi hill station is an extension of the Western Ghats and runs parallel to the Arebian Sea. Ponmudi is situated 62 kms away from Thiruvanandapuram with an altitude of 1100 meter, above the sea level.  Ponmudi offer fabulous experience with clean

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Koyikkal Palace, Thiruvanandapuram

Koyikkal Palace, Thiruvanandapuram is a beautiful historical palace situated in Thiruvanandapuram district. The palace stands between Ponmudi hills station and Kuttalam waterfalls. Koyikkal palace is built by Umayamma Rani of Venad Royal Family. Now it is become one of the main tourist places in Thiruvanandapuram. The houses place two museums

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Priyadarshini Planitarium, Thiruvanandapuram

Priyadarshini Planitarium is one of the major land marks of Thiruvanadapuram district. It was open in 1994 to the public; it is one of the sophisticated planetariums of India. The main attraction of Priyadarshini Planitarium is gm-11 star field projector; it can project almost all the constituents of the universe.

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Neyyar Dam, Thiruvanandapuram

Neyyar Dam is situated at Neyyatinkara taluk of Thiruvanandapuram district. Neyyar dam was established in1958 and it is a part of Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary.  It is a popular picnic spot with a blue lake at the foot of Western Ghats and it is situated in Agasthyamala Hill. This area is