The city of Thiruvananthapuram is located in the South of the Kerala and is the capital of Kerala- the God's Own Country.Thiruvananthapuram in malayalam literally translates into the "abode of Lord Anantha". The Sri PadmanabhaswamyTemple, in the heart of the city is devoted to the deity Lord Anantha. The city is a must on the itinerary of any visitor to the South India. Trivandrum or thiruvananthapuram offers Padmanabhaswamy temple, Napier Museum, and Akkulam, anchuthengu, meenmutti waterfall, neyyar dam, peppara, ponmudi, poovar, varkala & Kovalam Beach are places of interest to the tourists. Thiruvananthapuram is an ideal location for medical tourism, as there are more than 100's of recognised Ayurvedic centers in and ound the city.
Thiruvananthapuram has its own airport, Trivandrum International Airport, connected via direct flights to the Middle East, Singapore, Maldives, Sri Lanka as well as seasonal charter flights to Europe. It’s also well-connected to major cities within India by regular domestic flights. The nearest bus stop is quite a long walk away, so pre-booked taxis or cabs are your best options for reaching your accommodation.
Thiruvananthapuram also has its own train station, which is actually the third largest railway station in South India. It’s a major transport hub, so most trains along the west coast bound for Kerala will stop here. It’s very well connected to all major cities in the country as well. Trains are one of the most convenient and comfortable ways to travel around Kerala, and India in general. Buy your tickets online or at the train station, sit back, and enjoy the scenic trip through breathtaking landscapes.
There is also a long-distance bus station next to the train station. Buses connect Thiruvananthapuram to local towns and villages as well as the larger cities like Kochi, Bangalore, Kozhikode, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli and Chennai. You can opt for the state-owned KSRTC buses or private coaches, but buses are likely to become over-crowded and uncomfortable if you are travelling with a lot of luggage.
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