Discover Trivandrum major tourist centre known for its temples and beaches
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About Trivandrum Attractions
Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of the southern state Kerala. Trivandrum city tour is very common for both locals and people from different parts of the world. Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one the richest temple in the world and very famous among the people. Trivandrum tourism is an exotic experience. Apart from temples and countless number of beaches, it is also the home of many important government headquarters such as the Space Research centres, Rocket Launching Stations, the Southern Air Command of the Air Force and it is also a major academic and economic hub. It is now ranked among the best cities to live in India and ranked as the best governed city in India.
History of Thiruvananthapuram
Thiruvananthapuram also known as Tiruvandrum was once known as “Kingdom of Travancore” between 1729 and 1949. After the 17th century the city came into limelight though it has been trading site for spices, Sandalwood and Ivory in 10th century.
The British never directly controlled the city and it was a princely state. When India got freedom in 1947, Thiruvananthapuram was an independent country but when the political tension rose, it became part of India and finally became the capital of Kerala . In 1962 it also became the home for India’s Space programme, with launch sites and research centres.
Places to see in Trivandrum
The capital of Kerala Trivandrum city tour is picturesque journey of beautiful green trees, temples and beaches. The city tour contain many beautiful sites to visit like Padmanabhaswamy temple, Poovar island, Kanakakunnu Palace, Observatory, HAppy land water theme park, Agsthyakoodam, Zoological park, Tanzania safari, Napier Museum, Chalai Bazar, Sri Chitra Art Gallery, Science and Technology Museum, shanghumukham, Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple,Priyadarshini Planetarium, CSI Christ Church Etc.
Food of Thiruvendrum
The main food of people in Trivandrum is rice, Spices like pepper, cloves, ginger and tapioca. Other important thing about Tiruvandrum cuisine is coconut, they use coconut milk as the main ingredient to cook their food. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian food is loved here. Famous food dishes of Kerala are like Idiyappam With Curry, Erissery (Pumpkin And Lentil Stew), Puttu And Kadala Curry, Appam With Ishtu (Stew), Ela Sadya, Parippu Curry (Dal Curry) and many more.
Culture of Thiruvananthapuram
Many great poets from decades have lived here like Ayyapillai Asan (15 or 16 century C.E) who wrote famous Ramakhadhappatu, which represents the stage in evolution of the southern dialect of Malayalam. Other writers were Unnayi Warrior, Kunchan Nambier, Irayimman Thampi and many more.
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Trivandrum (or Thiruvananthapuram) boasts of a large, modern airport with both international and domestic terminals. Trivandrum airport has a capacity for handling around 1.8 million passengers annually. Visa on arrival (VOA) service is provided to citizens from 44 countries. It is located near the seaside and is four kilometres from the city center and near to the Kovalam Beach, which is one of the favourite tourist attractions in the state. International tourists arrive commonly from the middle east and south-east Asian countries; for example, Malaysia, Singapore, Maldives and Sri Lanka. Airlines such as Kuwait Airlines, Qatar Airlines and Emirates Airlines conduct many flights to and from Trivandrum making it easy for international passengers to get in and out of the city. Domestic airlines such as Indigo, Vistara and Spice Jet also have several flights connecting Trivandrum to other cities across India. Travel times from Mumbai are generally 2 hrs with non-stop flights and can go up to 9 hrs with intermediate stops. From New Delhi flying to Trivandrum takes around 3 hours in a non-stop flight.
The Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the largest railway station in the entire southern part of India, connecting Thiruvananthapuram with all of the rest of India. The easiest and cheapest way to reach Thiruvananthapuram is by railways, and a large number of trains at a good frequency provides a very efficient method for travel to the city. Some of the better trains running to Trivandrum are the Netravathi Exp (Mumbai), Anantapur Exp (Chennai), and Sabari Express (Hyderabad).
Thiruvananthapuram is connected to major towns and cities by NH66. The Kerala State Road Transport Corporation runs interstate bus routes that connect Trivandrum to Bangalore, Mysore, Madurai, Kochi and Coimbatore. Kerala contains a good network of modern roads and bus routes that connect different cities and town centres; making bus rides a comfortable, fast and efficient way of getting around in the region. Public transport is a good mode of travel inside the city; there are several state-run buses along with taxis and auto-rickshaws that provide fast transportation inside the city. There is a major bus station at Thampanoor, from where the buses leave the city along with several state highways that serve commuters in the city.
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Why Thiruvananthapuram is an important place for india?
Trivandrum is famous for temples have worlds richest temple Padmanabhaswamy temple and is one of the major tourist attraction places according to tourist department and it is also the home of many important government headquarters such as the Space Research centres, Rocket Launching Stations, the Southern Air Command of the Air Force and it is also a major academic and economic hub. It is now ranked among the best cities to live in India and ranked as the best governed city in India.
Which is an important event celebrated here?
The city has its own Film culture. There are many film making companies in Trivandrum. There is an International Film festival of Kerala held in March/February and had been the major event of India.
Name some famous poets and writers of Thiruvananthapuram?
Some important writers were
- Ayyapillai Asan (15 or 16 century C.E)
- Unnayi Warrier
- Kunchan Nambiar
- Irayimman Thampi and many more.
Why Padmanabhaswamy Temple is famous worldwide?
It is one of the richest temples in the world. Temple only grants entrance to those who have hindu faith. The architecture of the temple is such that every breath you take inside the temple, feels like the most refreshing and soul cleansing experience.
What are the main ingredients of Thiruvananthapuram food ?
The main ingredients of food here are:
- Coconut milk
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