Trivandrum is now officially known as Thiruvananthapuram, which is an important city of Kerala. Two characteristic features of this place are busy commercial alleys and low coastal hills. It was also referred as the Evergreen City of India by none other than Mahatma Gandhi. The middle class of this city is either employed in government organizations and offices (central as well as state) or in the flourishing IT sector. Per estimates, Trivandrum contributes 80% of the total software and IT exports of Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram has also come up as a major academic hub. Tourists should explore the serene beaches, palaces, religious places, parks, zoo, sanctuary, museum, waterfalls, etc.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Trivandrum International Airport is considered an all-weather airport and is the eighth busiest airport in India in terms of international traffic. The airlines operating from the airport are Air India, Air India Express, Jet Airways, IndiGo, JetLite, SpiceJet, Air Arabia, Etihad Airways, Maldivian, Kuwait Airways, Gulf Air, Silk Air, Quatar Airways, etc. The most popular destinations are Mumbai, Kochi, Delhi, Kozhikode, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Sharjah, Dubai, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Male, Kuwait, Hanimaadhoo, Singapore, Colombo, etc.
Facilities available in the airport are Common Users Terminal Equipment, X-ray machines, conveyor belts, car parking area, phone-recharging points, basic passenger facilities, duty free shopping, free local calls, book sellers etc. Paid taxi services are available from the airport 24x7.
More Information on Trivandrum
This place is spread over 141.2 sq km, and has a population of 752,490. Malayalam, Tamil, and English are the languages spoken here. The must-visit places in Thiruvananthapuram are:
- Sanghumukham Beach
- Kovalam Beach
- Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary
- Agasthyarkoodam Peak
- Kuthira Malika palace
- Neyyar Dam
- Napier museum
- Tirpparappu waterfalls, Padmanabhapuram Palace, etc.
Winter season, especially October to February, is the best time to visit Trivandrum.