Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala's capital, still usually referred to by its colonial name, Trivandrum is a relatively compact but an energetic city which attracts thousands of tourists. Trivandrum is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. Mahatma Gandhi called it the "Evergreen city of India". Thiruvananthapuram means the City of Lord Anantha in Sanskrit and Malayalam. The name derives from the deity of Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple situated in the city. The city and the suburbs cover an area of about 250 sq. km.
Apart from the beaches and rolling hills perfect for a relaxed outing, this place is home to ious historical structures, parks, museums, tourist centres and palaces dotting the cityscape. The wooded highlands of the Western Ghats in the eastern and northeastern borders give Thiruvananthapuram some of the most enchanting picnic spots, along with the shoreline, with internationally renowned beaches and backwater stretches.
Kovalam Beach, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, The Napier Museum, Sree Chitra Art Gallery are some of the must visit in the city. Clean and green, Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala is one of the most beautiful cities in the country and a major tourist hub in South India.