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How to reach Thiruvananthapuram

Sitting proudly at the southern tip of the Indian mainland, Thiruvananthapuram, sometimes known under its colonial name of Trivandrum, is the energetic capital of the state of Kerala. Nestled between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, the city is spread across undulating coastal hills and crisscrossed with busy commercial alleys. Affectionately known as the ‘Evergreen City of India’ because of its intense green landscapes and many public parks, Thiruvananthapuram is also known for its captivating British Colonial architecture. A combination of Keralite architectural traditions with British and Dravidian influences creates an eclectic and enticing ambience. This historical city has in fact been a trading post for spices, sandalwood and ivory since the early centuries AD, and displays cultural influences from the Middle East, France, Portugal and the Netherlands amongst others! Good food and Ayurveda complement this environment to perfection.

 

Thiruvananthapuram is well connected through flights, trains, taxis and other modes of transportation

Distance By Air By Road By Train
By Flight

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.

By Train

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.

By Bus

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.