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Trivandrum Fast Facts
District : Thiruvananthapuram Kerala, capital of Kerala
Distance : 218 km, south of Kochi
Places To Visit in Trivandrum : Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Vizhinjam, Bhagawathy Temple
Best Time to Visit : October to February

About Trivandrum India
Hindu temple in Trivandrum Ancient city of Trivandrum or the modern day city Thiruvananthapuram is major travel attraction to see in the beautiful state of Kerala. For a great period the city was ruled by 'Ays' which were subsequently over throned by the Venad rulers in the 10 century.

IN the ancient times the city was made the capital of Travancore in the year 1745 during the reign of Marthanda Varma. And it was then the city became of the major commercial center.

Places To See In Trivandrum
Being the capital city, Thiruvananthapuram has some really nice tourist places that one can visit during their trip. Lets have a look at it.

Shree Padhmanabhaswamy Temple :
1. The temple is dedicated to 'Padmanabhaswamy', an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
2. The temple is built in a typical Dravidian style, which is unusual for a temple in Kerala and features a tall gopuram.
3. It happens to be one of the most revered places of Hindus and every year thousands of them reach the site to pay the homage and for offerings.
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Bhagawathy Temple :
The Bhagawathy Temple located in the city and is dedicated to Goddess Bhagawathy. The temple site is a great attraction during the festival days of Ponal Utsavam, which is celebrated for 10 days.

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum :
1. The palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal.
2. The architecture of the palace represents typical Travancore style with incredible wood carving.
3. The palace also features paintings and valuable articles belonging to the royal family, that have been preserved here.

Kovalam Beach :
Napier Museum and Fountain 1. Just 16 km from the city is situated the marvelous Kovalam Beach.
2. The beach comprises of a series of beaches, the best one being the southern most.
3. The beach area has emerged as a great tourist place and is lined up with resorts and tourist cottages.

Vizhinjam : The place used to be a popular site for the Dutch and Portuguese traders. It is located south of Kovalam beach and represents a modern fishing harbor.

M.G.Road : The road is a popular shopping area located in the city. Sandalwood, brass and oil lamps are extensively sold in the markets here. A lot of general stores and arts, antiquities shops are located at M.G.Road.

Places Where You Can Stay
There are established a range of hotels at Trivandrum. Budget hotels are most in number and located throughout the city. Some known hotels of Trivandrum are:

5 star hotels : The Muthoot Plaza Hotel.

4 star hotels : The South Park Hotel, Hotel Saj Lucia, Hotel Residency Tower.

3 star hotels : Hotel Mascot, Hotel Pankaj.

Budget Hotels and Lodges : Hazeen, Manacaud, Prasanth Tourist Home, Jas Hotel.

How to Reach
The capital city is connected with other city and states by all major means of transport. There are buses, trains and airways providing the services in the city.
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