|Thiruvananthapuram or the City
of the Sacred Snake, is built over seven hills. Named after
Anantha, the thousand - headed serpent of Hindu mythology, the
city once formed a part of the Travancore kingdom, its capital
at Padmanabhapuram, now a part of Tamil Nadu. Thiruvananthapuram
is, decidedly, one of the cleaner and well-planned cities of
The Fort, at the southern end of M.G.Road, which encloses the
famous Shri Padmanabhaswamy Vishnu Temple. The fort gateway
leads to the temple, which is surprisingly enough, in the Dravidian
style of architecture, typical of Tamil Nadu.
Kovalam beach, 15 km south of Trivandrum is ranks amongst
one of the loveliest beaches in the world. This sheltered
bay is ideal for surfing, swimming and sun-bathing.
Observatory, located on the highest point of the city, is
one of the impressive architectural landmarks of Thiruvananthapuram.
Access by Air:
Trivandrum can be reached from all over India via regular
Access by Rail:
Trivandrum is accessible by railways with the rest of the
Access by Road:
The National Highway connects Trivandrum to Kanyakumari, Coimbatore,
Madras, and Bangalore.
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