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Thiruvananthapuram earlier known as Trivandrum, is the capital city of Kerala. The city's scenic appeal, its enchanting beaches, and overwhelming greenery only add to its uniqueness. It embodies the magical feel of Kerala, as a whole, and lends terrific insight into the culture of the state. The red tiled roofs, the never ending stretches of palm trees, the maze of narrow, winding streets and above all, the sea, make for a fascinating mixture. There is an element of understated and effortless elegance about the city, which leaves a lasting impression on the visitor.

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A city of tradition and space technology, Thiruvananthapuram truly represents the contrasts India is well known for. Being the capital of a state which boasts 100% literacy, it is both clean and environmentally conscious and development due to goverment and peoples attitudes have changed from socialist to progressive economy. Ayurveda, the Indian system of alternate medicine with the extensive use of herbs and roots is well supported in this state. Doctors practicing this school of medicine have kept alive their generations of knowledge.

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (Airport Code: TRV, Valiathura) is located at Valiyathura is 6 kms from the city. Many international air carriers operate daily international flights to Middle East, Male and Sri Lanka from Thiruvananthapuram. Indian Airlines has direct flights to Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.

Changing Money/ Currency Exchange
In India, the unit of currency is the Rupee (INR). Change money with Authorized Currency Exchange places like the airport, most banks and hotels and insist on a receipt, as it will help you reconvert unused rupees into the original foreign currency at the time of departure. Avoid any people on the street who offer to change your money at a temptingly high rate of exchange ( Generally you end up with fake currencies, or its a scam where the street dealer bolts with your money. )

Taxi Bookings/Hotel Pickup/Motor Bike Rental
It is advisable to do all bookings of taxis (Pre-Paid) and hotels via the airport. If you can arrange to be picked up via your hotel it would be very beneficial.

Thiruvananthapuram Climate

The climate of Thiruvananthapuram like the rest of Kerala can be classified as an tropical climate. It is hot and humid but in comparison to other inland cities, the ocean makes the climate quite pleasant i.e. not so hot and humid. From June to Sept it experiences torrential rains brought by the monsoon clouds. However from October to February, the climate remains relatively dry and cool and it is the best period to visit the city.

The average maximum temperature can go up to 36C in summer months and to a minimum of 18C in the winters.

Airlines having flights to Thiruvananthapuram (Multistop with code share)

  • Air Canada
  • Air France
  • Air India
  • Alitalia
  • British Airways
  • Air Canada
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Delta Airlines
  • Emirates
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Gulf Air
  • KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines)
  • Kuwait Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Swissair

  • Multi Stop Flights are available from the following cities to Thiruvananthapuram, India

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    Boston, MA (BOS)
    New York City, NYC (JFK)
    Chicago City Airport (CHI)
    Chicago Ohare, IL (ORD)
    Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
    Denver, MI (DEN)
    Dallas / Fort Worth, TX (DFW)
    Toronto, Canada
    Houston, Texas (HOU)
    Atlanta, GA (ATL)
    San Francisco, CA (SFO)
    Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
    San Diego, CA (SAN)
    Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
    Newark, New Jersey (EWR)
    Philadelphia (PHL)
    Detroit MI (DTW)
    Seattle, Tacoma (SEA)
    Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
    Saint Louis, MO (STL)
    Maimi, FL (MIA)
    Washington DC (WAS)
    Orlando, Florida (MCO)
    Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
    Charlotte, NC (CLT)
    Cincinnati, OH (CVG)

    Flight Reservations during Holiday Seasons
    If you are traveling during a holiday period and you have set travel dates, book early. During this period International Flights will fill up in advance. We recommend that you book your flight reservations about 3 to 4 months in advance, to get the best deals on airline ticket.

    Local Transportation in Kerala By Road :
    Thampanoor is the main bus terminal in Thiruvananthapuram. All of the long distance buses leave from here. The city bus terminal is situated at Fort from where most of the city service originates. State and National Highways connect Thiruvananthapuram to all major Indian cities.

    By Rail :
    Thiruvananthapuram is an important railway terminus on the southwestern coast. The main railway station is the Central station located at Thampanoor. Many trains runs up the coast via Kovalam and Ernakulam to Thrissur. There are daily train such as Parasuram express, Malabar express, Cannanore express. There are additional daily express to Kochi including the Venad express, the Kerala express and the Vanchinad express.

    Attractions / Places to See in Thiruvananthapuram

    Thiruvananthapuram is one of the gateways to one of the most beautiful Indian states, Kerala. Stretching along the southern coast of the country, with the Backwaters reaching deep into the verdant countryside, Kerala offers a fascinating experience.

    If you travel to Kerala during festivals, visiting Thiruvananthapuram can be quite a colourful experience. Onam is the main festival of Thiruvananthapuram, which is celebrated in the month of August or September. This is the harvest festival of Thiruvananthapuram and signifies association of the people with agriculture. Christmas is the other festival of this part of the country and Thiruvananthapuram wears a colourful look during this time of the year.

    Some of the local attractions include Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Kuthiramalika (Puthenmalika) Palace Museum, The Napier Museum and Sree Chithra Art Gallery.

    Then, of course, a trip to Thiruvananthapuram is incomplete without a house boat ride on its enchanting backwaters. These waterways of Thiruvananthapuram teem with life. One can be seduced by the panorama of beautiful landscapes, beaches and waterways, coconut palms and, of course, beautiful, friendly people of Thiruvananthapuram.

    Kovalam Beach
    This internationally renowned beach resort has been a favourite haunt of tourists and is located 18 km away Thiruvananthapuram. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, known as the Lighthouse Beach, is the most popular. Kovalam offers accommodation options to suit all budgets. Besides swimming, there are opportunities for surfing and water skiing even an exhilarating catamaran ride into the sea.

    Kottayam Town, the headquarters of this district is located on the foothills of the Western Ghats. This beautiful town is also a prominent trading centre, especially for plantation crops like rubber, tea, pepper and cardamom. Kottayam is a stronghold of the Christian community in the state as many denominations have their headquarters here. Many newspapers and magazines in Malayalam and English are published from Kottayam.

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