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About Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum is the capital city of Kerala. It is also the headquarters of Thiruvananthapuram District. Situated on the west coast of India; the father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi also called it the "Evergreen city of India". The city is also one of the major exporters of software in the state and is also reckoned as a chief IT hub.

The city, Thiruvananthapuram is also home to many central and state government offices and all year round a lot of political activities take place in the region. There are also many schools, and science & technology institutes in the city. The University of Kerala is also located here.

Thiruvananthapuram is counted amongst the 10 greenest cities in the country. The city was called Trivandrum until 1991 and it had derived its name from the word ‘thiru-anantha-puram’, a Malayalam word. Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple located here is the richest temple in the whole world.


Area :

214.86 km2 (82.96 sq mi)

Best Time to Visit : September to May.
Climate : The influence of sea and proximity to the equator affects the climate to a great extent. It is very moderate, not very hot nor very cold.
Main Languages : Malayalam, Malayalam mixed with Tamil and English.
Population :

According to 2011 Indian Census, the population of the region is 657,730

Temperature : Summer - Max : 36.2. Min : 20.6. Winter - Max : 35.0. Min : 18.0.
Calling Code :

91 (0)471

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