Bound by the Arabian Sea on the West, Kerala's capital is characterised by an undulating terrain of low coastal hills. Thiruvananthapuram with its many temples and museums has a persona of real elegance. It is also known as Trivandrum in popular parlance, and is a major IT hub in India. A long shoreline, with internationally renowned beaches, historical monuments, backwater stretches, and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination. The wooded highlands on the Western Ghats give some of the most enchanting picnic spots in the city. With good infrastructure, the city is an excellent base to explore Varkala, another famous seaside holiday destination.
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is the beautiful jewel in the emerald necklace that Kerala is for India. According to legend, Sage Parasurama wrested Kerala from Varuna the Sea God to create God's own Land, Kerala. This land has fired the imagination of many intrepid travellers like Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Marco Polo, Fa Hien and many other who followed.
Thiruvananthapuram international airport is connected by flights from cities in India and abroad.
Thiruvananthapuram is a major railhead connecting several important cities and places in India.
Thiruvananthapuram is connected by motorable roads and highways to all places in South India.
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