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A hotel in Thiruvananthapuram is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis. Facilities provided may range from a basic bed and storage for clothing, to luxury features like en-suite bathrooms. Larger in Thiruvananthapuram hotels may provide additional guest facilities such as a swimming pool, business centre, childcare, conference facilities and social function services. Hotel rooms in Thiruvananthapuram are usually numbered (or named in some smaller hotels and B&Bs) to allow guests to identify their room. Some Thiruvananthapuram hotels offer meals as part of a room and board arrangement. Hotel operations vary in size, function, and cost. Most Thiruvananthapuram hotels and major hospitality companies that operate hotels in Thiruvananthapuram have set widely accepted industry standards to classify hotel types. General categories include the following:

Upscale luxury hotels in Thiruvananthapuram
An upscale full service hotel facility in Thiruvananthapuram that offers luxury amenities, full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and the highest level of personalized and professional service. Luxury Thiruvananthapuram hotels are normally classified with at least a Four Diamond or Five Diamond status or a Four or Five Star rating depending on classification standards.

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Full service Thiruvananthapuram hotels often contain upscale full-service facilities with a large volume of full service accommodations, on-site full service restaurant(s), and a variety of on-site amenities such as swimming pools, a health club, children's activities, ballrooms, on-site conference facilities, etc.

Historic inns and boutique hotels in Thiruvananthapuram
Boutique hotels of Thiruvananthapuram are smaller independent non-branded hotels that often contain upscale facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. Thiruvananthapuram boutique hotels are generally 100 rooms or less. Some historic inns and boutique hotels in Thiruvananthapuram may be classified as luxury hotels.

Focused or select service hotels in Thiruvananthapuram
Small to medium-sized hotel establishments that offer a limited amount of on-site amenities that only cater and market to a specific demographic of Thiruvananthapuram travelers, such as the single business traveler. Most Thiruvananthapuram focused or select service hotels may still offer full service accommodations but may lack leisure amenities such as an on-site restaurant or a swimming pool.

Economy and limited service hotels in Thiruvananthapuram
Small to medium-sized Thiruvananthapuram hotel establishments that offer a very limited amount of on-site amenities and often only offer basic accommodations with little to no services, these facilities normally only cater and market to a specific demographic of travelers, such as the budget-minded Thiruvananthapuram traveler seeking a "no frills" accommodation. Limited service Thiruvananthapuram hotels often lack an on-site restaurant but in return may offer a limited complimentary food and beverage amenity such as on-site continental breakfast service.

Guest houses and B&Bs in Thiruvananthapuram
A bed and breakfast in Thiruvananthapuram is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and inclusive breakfast. Usually, Thiruvananthapuram bed and breakfasts are private homes or family homes offering accommodations. The typical Thiruvananthapuram B&B has between 4 and 11 rooms, with 6 being the average. Generally, guests are accommodated in private bedrooms with private bathrooms, or in a suite of rooms including an en suite bathroom. Some homes have private bedrooms with a bathroom which is shared with other guests. Breakfast is served in the bedroom, a dining room, or the host's kitchen. Often the owners of guest house themselves prepare the breakfast and clean the rooms.

Hostels in Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram hostels provide budget-oriented, sociable accommodation where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed, in a dormitory and share a bathroom, lounge, and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex, although private rooms may also be available. Hostels are often cheaper for both the operator and occupants; many Thiruvananthapuram hostels have long-term residents whom they employ as desk agents or housekeeping staff in exchange for experience or discounted accommodation.

Apartment hotels, extended stay hotels in Thiruvananthapuram
Extended stay hotels are small to medium-sized Thiruvananthapuram hotels that offer longer term full service accommodations compared to a traditional hotel. Extended stay hotels may offer non-traditional pricing methods such as a weekly rate that cater towards travelers in need of short-term accommodations for an extended period of time. Similar to limited and select service hotels, on-site amenities are normally limited and most extended stay hotels in Thiruvananthapuram lack an on-site restaurant.

Timeshare and destination clubs in Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram timeshare and destination clubs are a form of property ownership also referred to as a vacation ownership involving the purchase and ownership of an individual unit of accommodation for seasonal usage during a specified period of time. Timeshare resorts in Thiruvananthapuram often offer amenities similar that of a Full service hotel with on-site restaurant(s), swimming pools, recreation grounds, and other leisure-oriented amenities. Destination clubs of Thiruvananthapuram on the other hand may offer more exclusive private accommodations such as private houses in a neighborhood-style setting.

Motels in Thiruvananthapuram
A Thiruvananthapuram motel is a small-sized low-rise lodging establishment similar to that of a limited service hotel, but with direct access to individual rooms from the car park. Common during the 1950s and 1960s, motels were often located adjacent to a major road, where they were built on inexpensive land at the edge of towns or along stretches of highways. They are still useful in less populated areas of Thiruvananthapuram for driving travelers, but the more populated an area becomes the more hotels fill the need. Many of Thiruvananthapuram motels which remain in operation have joined national franchise chains, rebranding themselves as hotels, inns or lodges.

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This article is about the city. For the district, see Thiruvananthapuram district. For the urban agglomeration area of Thiruvananthapuram, see Thiruvananthapuram metropolitan area.
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Clockwise from top right: Kovalam Beach, Infosys Kazhakoottam, Technopark, Niyamasabha Mandiram, Trivandrum East skyline facing the Western Ghats, Kallar
Official seal of Thiruvananthapuram
Nickname(s): The Evergreen City of India
Thiruvananthapuram is located in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram is located in India
Coordinates:  / 8.48750; 76.95250  / 8.48750; 76.95250
Country India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Founded by Marthanda Varma
• Body Thiruvananthapuram Corporation
• Mayor V K Prasanth
• Deputy Mayor Rakhi Ravikumar
• Police Commissioner G Sparjan Kumar IPS
• Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor
• City 214.86 km (82.96 sq mi)
• Urban 250 km (100 sq mi)
• Metro 2,192 km (846 sq mi)
Area rank 57
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)
• City 788,271
• Rank 14
• Density 4,454/km (11,540/sq mi)
• Urban 957,730
• Metro 1,647,121
Demonym(s) Keralite, Malayali
• Official Language Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Postal Index Number 695 XXX
Area code(s) 0471
Vehicle registration KL-01, KL-16, KL-19, KL-20, KL-21, KL- 22
HDI Very High
Climate Am/Aw (Köppen)

Thiruvananthapuram (Thiruvaṉantapuram, IPA: [t̪iruʋənən̪t̪əpurəm]), formerly known as Trivandrum, is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Kerala. It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. Referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the "Evergreen city of India", it is classified as a Tier-II city by the Government of India.

Thiruvananthapuram was a trading post for spices, sandalwood and ivory. The city was ruled by the Ays and was captured by the rulers of Venad in tenth century A.D. In 1729, Marthanda Varma founded the princely state of Thiruvithamkoor and made Thiruvananthapuram the capital in 1745. It remained as a princely state ruled by Travancore under the loose governance of the British before joining the Indian Union in 1948.

With nearly 80% of the state's software exports, Thiruvananthapuram is a major IT hub with the Technopark and the Technocity. It is an academic and research focal point in the country with an array of institutions like Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Central Tuber Crops Research Institute, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, National Institute For Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Centre for Development Studies, Kerala Technical University, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Regional Cancer Centre and the National Centre for Earth Science Studies.

Being India's largest city in the deep south, it is strategically prominent and has the Southern Air Command headquarters of the Indian Air Force, the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station and the upcoming Vizhinjam International Deepwater Motherport

Thiruvananthapuram is a major tourist centre, known for the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the famous beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, the backwaters of Poovar and Anchuthengu and its Western Ghats tracts of Ponmudi and the Agastyamala.

It is consistently ranked among the best cities to live in Kerala as well as India. Thiruvananthapuram is also the best governed city in India from the past two years

Thiruvananthapuram: Etymology

The city gets its name from the Malayalam word thiru-anantha-puram IPA: [t̪iruʋənən̪t̪əpurəm], meaning "The City of Lord Ananta", referring to the deity of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple located in the city. Thiruvananthapuram is also known in literature and popular reference as Ananthapuri derived from the Sanskrit word Syanandurapuri, meaning "The City of Bliss" in Carnatic kirtanas composed by Swathi Thirunal, erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore. The city was officially referred to as Trivandrum until 1991, when the government decided to reinstate the city's original name Thiruvananthapuram.

Thiruvananthapuram: History

Main article: History of Thiruvananthapuram
See also: Travancore
Painting by Raja Ravi Varma depicting Richard Grenville being greeted by Visakham Thirunal, with Ayilyam Thirunal of Travancore at Thiruvananthapuram in early 1880s

Thiruvananthapuram is an ancient region with trading traditions dating back to 1000 BCE. The city was a trading post for spices, sandalwood and ivory. The early rulers of the city were the Ays and after their fall in the 10th century, the city was captured by the rulers of Venad.

In 1729, Marthanda Varma founded the princely state of Thiruvithamkoor and Thiruvananthapuram was made the capital in 1745 after shifting the capital from Padmanabhapuram in Tamil Nadu. In the mid-19th century, the city was under the reign of Swathi Thirunal and Ayilyam Thirunal. An observatory was established in 1837 with the Oriental Research Institute & Manuscripts Library and the University College established in 1873. Several colleges were established by Moolam Thirunal (1885–1924). Sree Moolam Assembly, established in 1904, was the first democratically elected legislative council in any Indian state. Though the city was never under direct control of the British Empire, it featured in the Indian independence movement with a meeting of the Indian National Congress presided by Pattabhi Sitaramaiah held here in 1938.

After Indian Independence in 1947, Travancore chose to join the Indian union and the first ministry headed by Pattom Thanu Pillai was installed in office on 24 March 1948. In 1949, Thiruvananthapuram became the capital of Travancore-Cochin, the state formed by the integration of Travancore with the Kingdom of Cochin. The king of Travancore, Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma, became the Rajpramukh of the Travancore-Cochin Union from 1 July 1949 until 31 October 1956. When the state of Kerala was formed on 1 November 1956, Thiruvananthapuram became its capital.

Thiruvananthapuram: Demographics

Religion in Thiruvananthapuram
Religion Percentage

The city has a population of 752,490 according to the 2011 census, and 1,687,406 in the Urban Agglomeration. The sex ratio is 1,032 females for every 1,000 males. In October 2010, the number of wards was increased from 86 to 100 post expansion of city limits by adding Sreekaryam, Vattiyoorkavu, Kudappanakunnu, Vizhinjam and Kazhakuttam panchayats.

Hindus comprise 68.5% of the population, Christians about 16.7% and Muslims form 13.7%. The major languages spoken are Malayalam and English. The city is home to a prominent minority of Tamil speakers, owing to their migration from the adjoining district of Kanyakumari. The city also has a few Tulu, Konkani, Dhivehi, Hindi, Telugu, and Urdu speakers. As per 2001 census, the population below the poverty line in the city was 11,667 -although the BPL Survey lists it as 120,367- with majority living in slums and coastal fishing areas.

Thiruvananthapuram: Economy

Main article: Economy of Thiruvananthapuram
Trivandrum is a major IT Hub in India

The economy of the city is mainly based on the tertiary sector. Thiruvananthapuram was listed as one of the top 10 cites in India on Vibrancy and Consumption Index by a study conducted by global financial services firm Morgan Stanley. The city is a major exporter of software with over 250 companies employing more than 40,000 professionals.

It contributes nearly 80% of the state's software exports. Tourism also contributes to the economy of Thiruvananthapuram. There are around 20 government owned and 60 privately owned medium and large-scale industrial units in Thiruvananthapuram. There are also about 30,000 small scale industrial units employing around 115,000 people. Traditional industries include handloom and coir.

Thiruvananthapuram: Administration

Main article: Administration of Trivandrum district

The state legislative assembly and Secretariat are located in Thiruvananthapuram. The city also serves as the headquarters of the Thiruvananthapuram district. The Thiruvananthapuram municipality was established in 1920 and was declared as a Corporation on 30 October 1940, during the rule of Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma. The city is administered by the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation which headed by a mayor and is responsible for the overall supervision and control of the administrative functions. The city elects its member of Parliament for the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency. It contributes five members to the legislative assembly from Kazhakuttam, Vattiyoorkavu, Thiruvananthapuram Kovalam and Nemom.

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Thiruvananthapuram: Geography and climate

Main article: Geography of Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram is built on seven hills and is located at  / 8.5; 76.9 on the west coast, near the southern tip of mainland India. The city is bounded by Laccadive Sea to its west and the Western Ghats to its east. The city covers an area of 214.86 km (82.96 sq mi) and the average elevation is 16 ft (4.9 m) above sea level. The Geological Survey of India has classified Thiruvananthapuram as a moderately earthquake-prone urban centre and categorised it in the Seismic III Zone. Karamana and Killi rivers, Vellayani and Akkulam lakes are the main water bodies in the city.

The city has a climate that borders between a tropical savanna climate and a tropical monsoon climate. The humidity is high and is the highest during the monsoon season. Thiruvananthapuram gets majority of the rain from the south-west monsoons and gets its first showers in early June. It also gets rain from the receding north-east monsoons in October. The lowest temperature in the city core recorded during winter was 16.4 °C on, and the highest temperature recorded in summer is 38.0 °C.

Climate data for Thiruvananthapuram City (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35.5
Average high °C (°F) 32.0
Average low °C (°F) 22.1
Record low °C (°F) 16.4
Average precipitation mm (inches) 15.9
Average precipitation days 1.0 1.7 2.3 6.5 9.7 16.6 13.4 10.3 8.7 11.7 9.2 4.2 95.4
Average relative humidity (%) 69 70 72 77 79 85 84 83 82 83 82 74 78
Mean monthly sunshine hours 262.8 242.3 250.7 214.0 197.3 133.5 149.7 166.6 173.4 170.8 166.3 216.6 2,344
Source #1: India Meteorological Department (record high and low up to 2010)
Source #2: NOAA (sun and humidity, 1971–1990)

Thiruvananthapuram: Infrastructure

The Royal Entry Door of Kanakakunnu Palace Darbar Hall, Trivandrum
Aruvikkara Dam

Electricity services are provided by Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB). Peppara and Aruvikkara dams are the main sources of water for the city and a new project plan for improving the water supply with Japanese aid was launched in 2011. The sewage is disposed at the Muttathara Sewage Treatment Plant, which handles 32 million liters per day. The city area is divided into seven blocks for the execution of the sewage system, two commissioned in the 1990s and two after 2000. The sewerage was pumped to a stilling chamber at the Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) at Valiyathura and is disposed through sewage farms.

Thiruvananthapuram: Tourism

Main article: Tourism in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram is a major tourist hub in South India. Kovalam and Varkala are popular beach towns located near the city. The Padmanabhaswamy Temple circled by the East Fort is believed to be among the richest and grandest temples in India. Other places of interest include Shanghumukham, Azhimala Beach, Agasthyamala rain forests, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary,Kallar, Braemore, Ponmudi hills, Poovar and Anchuthengu backwaters, Varkala Cliffs and Kappil, Edava lakes. The city is also known for its unique style of architecture involving Kerala Architecture with British and Dravidian influences in Napier museum, Zoo buildings, Kuthiramalika and Kilimanoor Palaces.

Thiruvananthapuram: Transport

Main article: Transport in Thiruvananthapuram

The NH 66 and NH 544 (old NH 47) connects the city with Salem and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu. The Main Central Road is an arterial road in the city and is designated as State Highway 1.

There are five railway stations in the city namely, the Thiruvananthapuram Central , Thiruvananthapuram Pettah, Kochuveli, Kazhakuttom and Nemom. Thiruvananthapuram Central is the major railway station serving the city. It falls under the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways and is the headquarter of the Thiruvananthapuram Railway Division.

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

Thiruvananthapuram is served by the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. Being one of the gateways to the state, it has direct connectivity to all the major cities in India as well as Middle East, Malaysia, Singapore, Maldives and Sri Lanka. The airport is just 6.7 kilometres (4.2 mi) from the city centre. It also has the headquarters of the Southern Air Command (SAC) of the Indian Air Force.

Thiruvananthapuram: Culture

Main article: Culture of Thiruvananthapuram

The city has historically been a cultural hub in South India due to the active interest of the rulers of erstwhile Travancore in the development of arts, architecture and liberal customs. As a testimony to this, renowned artists like Maharaja Swathi Thirunal, Irayimman Thampi and Raja Ravi Varma hail from the city.

Napier Museum
Evening View from Ponmudi Hills

Apart from the famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the city's architecture is championed by the Thiruvananthapuram Museum and Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, one of the oldest zoo's in India. Other architecture landmarks include Attukal temple, Beemapally Mosque, Connemara Market, Kowdiar Palace and the Palayam CSI Church. Thiruvananthapuram was the main centre of Laurie Baker's architecture.

The city hosts the Guinness Record holding Attukal Pongala drawing 5+ million women devotees across India and abroad. Beemapally Uroos, Vettukaad Church Festival, Padmanabhaswamy Temple Aaraattu are the other prominent religious festivals in the city attracting huge numbers of followers across the country.

IFFK 2011

The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which is held every year on December is one of the most anticipated events for movie buffs in India and is also Asia’s largest film festival in terms of viewer participation. Another big draw to the culturally rich city is the 75-day annual Soorya Festival, one of the longest running cultural festival in the world and reflects the sound of music, dance and traditional art forms of India. Other major cultural extravaganzas in Trivandrum include the Swathi Sangeethotsavam, Nishagandhi Festival and the Kovalam Literary festival.

Trivandrum offers the best scope for international multicultural activity mix with Germany's Goethe Zentrum, France's Alliance Francaise and Russia's Gorky Bhavan centres in the city hosting a wide range of programmes and events throughout the year.

India's first and only magic academy, Magic Academy Research Centre run by Merlin award-winning magician Gopinath Muthukad is situated in Thiruvananthapuram. The city is home to animation companies like Toonz India Ltd and Tata Elxsi Ltd. The Kinfra Film and Video Park is one of the most advanced film and animation production facilities in India. Trivandrum is also home to the legendary Chitranjali Film Studio, one of the first film studios in Malayalam Cinema

The general cuisine of the people is Keralite cuisine, which is generally characterised by an abundance of coconut and spices. Other South Indian cuisines, as well as Chinese and North Indian cuisines are popular. Arabian, Thai and branded fast food joints are also patronised.

Thiruvananthapuram: Education

See also: Colleges in Thiruvananthapuram and Schools in Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram is a major educational hub. There are about 15 engineering colleges, three medical colleges, three Ayurveda colleges, two homoeopathy colleges, six other medicine related colleges, 1 agricultural college, two of the management institutions and two law colleges in the city and its suburbs. Major institutions include the University of Kerala, Trivandrum Medical College, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram, A P J Abdul Kalam Technological University, Indira Gandhi National Open University, College of Engineering, Government Engineering College, Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, College of Architecture Trivandrum, Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Centre for Development Studies and Centre for Development of Imaging Technology are research institutions located in the city.

One of Kerala's Biggest Medical exhibition Held at Trivandrum Medical College

Thiruvananthapuram: Media

Main article: Media in Thiruvananthapuram

Daily newspapers are available in Malayalam, English and Tamil. The major Malayalam newspapers available are Mathrubhumi, Malayala Manorama, Kerala Kaumudi, Deshabhimani, Madhyamam, Janmabhumi, Chandrika, Thejas, Siraj, Deepika and Rashtra Deepika. The English newspapers with editions from Thiruvananthapuram are The New Indian Express, The Hindu, The Deccan Chronicle and The Times of India.

Most of the media houses in Kerala are based out of Thiruvananthapuram. The government-owned Doordarshan began broadcasting in 1981. Asianet, the first private channel in Malayalam, began its telecasts in 1993. The other channels based in the city include Amrita TV, Kairali TV, Kairali We, Mathrubhumi News, Kaumudy TV, JaiHind TV, Asianet News, Asianet Movies, Asianet Plus and People TV.

Thiruvananthapuram: Sports

Trivandrum International Stadium

Trivandrum was the main venue of the National Games 2015. The city caters to a variety of sports with facilities as listed below:

Badminton at TOSS Academy
Paragliding at Varkala
Centre Sports
Agricultural College Indoor Stadium Taekwondo, Netball
TOSS Academy Shuttle Badminton
Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium Athletics
Trivandrum Greenfield Stadium Sports Hub
Jimmy George Indoor Stadium Handball, Gymnastics
Kerala Police Academy Shooting
LNCPE Velodrome and Indoor Stadium Cycling, Wushu
Ramanathan Krishnan Tennis Complex Tennis
Pirappancode Aquatics Complex Aquatics
Shankumugham Beach Beach Handball
Vattiyoorkavu Shooting Range Shooting
CSN Squash Court Squash
Sreepadam Stadium Kho Kho, Kabadi
St.Xaviers Cricket Ground, Thumba Cricket
University Stadium Athletics

Trivandrum also has a 9-hole golf course named the Trivandrum Golf Club. The Kerala Cricket Association is headquartered in the city.

For Adventure sports,

  • Varkala is known for paragliding and surfing.
  • Kovalam hosts one of India's oldest surfing enclaves and also one of the first exclusive surf shops in India. It also has a scuba diving enclave.

Several companies offer hiking, trekking, and camping in the Western Ghats region of the city.

Thiruvananthapuram: Notable people

Main article: List of people from Thiruvananthapuram

Trivandrum is and was always associated with a long list of luminaries from the annals of art, culture, entrepreneurship, education, reform and sports. Some of them (in no particular order) are:

Sri Narayana Guru
  • Marthanda Varma
  • Ayyankali
  • Sree Narayana Guru
  • Vakkom Abdul Khader
  • Annie Mascarene
  • Swathithirunal
  • Raja Ravi Varma
One of Raja Ravi Varma's Paintings
  • K. S. Chithra
  • Hariharan
  • M. G. Sreekumar
  • Laurie Baker
Laurie Baker
  • Kumaran Asan
  • Ulloor S. Parameswara Iyer
  • Kris Gopalakrishnan
  • Madhu
  • Prem Nazir
  • O. N. V. Kurup

Thiruvananthapuram: Sister cities

Trivandrum has Galveston as its sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International:

  • United States Galveston, United States of America

Thiruvananthapuram: Diplomatic missions

Trivandrum at present has consulates of the following countries

  • Germany
  • Maldives
  • Russia
  • Sri Lanka
  • United Arab Emirates

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