Located near the southern tip of mainland India, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)is the capital city of Kerala in Southern India.The city is shares the same name with its district,Thiruvananthapuram, which is one of the 14 districts of Kerala., The city is characterized by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills and busy commercial alleys.
Thiruvananthapuram is placed in between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, Thiruvananthapuram is ranked first in the number of foreign tourists visiting Kerala and is a fascinating destination for holidaymakers.
The Madre De Teus Church, popularly known as Vettukadu church, is situated around 7 kms from Thiruvananthapuram. The annual festival of the church is celebrated over the ten days culminating in the last Sunday of the laturgical year.
Malabar Mahotsavam is a cultural extravaganza that showcases the centuries old rich cultural heritage of Kerala. The event is at Mananchira maidan (ground) in the heart of Kozhikode town from 13th to 16th January every year.
The 75 day Soorya cultural festival is one of the prime events of the city. The festival is world’s longest running cultural festival and covers music, dance, theatre, folk arts and literature. Other cultural festivals are Swathi Music festival, Navaratri Music fete, Nishagandhi Dance and Music show, Nishagandhi Musical nights, International Film Festival of Kerala, etc.
Also Onam festival is one of the prominent festivals. The festival of Onam which occurs towards the end of August or early September is a good time to soak up the carnival atmosphere. There are usually many cultural programs during the official Onam celebrations lasting 10 days.
Thiruvananthapuram has its own airport and is well connected to other major cities of and the neighboring countries.RAIL
The city also has railway station. Thiruvananthapuram is connected to other important cities of and Kerala by trains.ROAD
An extensive road network connects Trivandrum with most of the cities in Kerala like Kochi, Alleppey and Kumarakom. You can also approach the city from other South Indian Cities like Chennai and Bangalore.
Trissur 303 km, Munnar 302 km, Thekkady 253 km, Thekkady 174 km, Kottayam 160 km, Alleppy 147 km, Kanyakumari 88 km, Kovalam 16 km.