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Azure seas…silvery sand beaches…intricately decorated temples…limitless stretches of greenery…mist shrouded mountains…art galleries and museums…feasts and parades…Your voyage of Kerala begins in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala, where history has a character and royalty has a charm. A city where the beautiful shadows of the past coexist with the present. A city that is calm and yet teeming with vigour. A city where tradition and modernity coexist beautifully.

Thiruvananthapuram at a Glance

District Area                 

2,192 sq km

District Population       

2,938,533

Altitude           

0 ft. [ Sea Level ]

Climate            

The climate of Thiruvananthapuram like the rest of Kerala can be          classified as an equatorial type of climate. It is hot and humid but in comparison to other inland cities, the ocean makes the climate quite pleasant. From June to Sept. it experiences torrential rains brought by the monsoon clouds. However from October to February, the climate remains relatively dry and cool and it is the best period to visit the city.

Rainfall            

170 cms. (May to November)

Clothing           

It is advisable to wear natural fibres than synthetic fibres as the   climate of Thiruvananthapuram is quite humid

Tourist Season

August to May

Temperature [ in Degrees Celsius ]

Summer            Mean Max.   36.2        Mean Min.   20.6

Winter              Mean Max.   35           Mean Min    18

Language         

The principal language of Kerala is Malayalam. Besides Malayalam, English is also spoken and understood by the majority of the population. Hindi and Tamil are also spoken and understood

Religious                      

Hindus, Christians, Muslims

Calendar                     

Western,  Malayalam & Arabic

Time    

Indian Standard time (IST) is 5.5 hrs ahead of Greenwhich Mean      Time (GMT) and 4.5 hrs ahead of Central European time

Food   

South Indian, North Indian, tandoori, Chinese and Continental   cuisine

Alcohol            local drink.

There is no prohibition in Kerala, different brands of Liquor are available. Toddy produced from fermented coconut sap is the popular

Currency         

An Indian Rupee is made up of 100 paisa. Coins in the denominations of  25, 50, 100, 200 and 500 paisas and currency notes in the denominations of 5,10,20,50,100,500,1000 are available.

Credit cards    

Visa cards, Can Card, Andhra card, Bob Card, Central Card, American Express, Master Card, Diners Club etc.

Airport

The International / Domestic Airports are situated 7 km away from the city.Road Transport         Bus service starts from K.S.R.T.C Central Bus stand, Thampanoor and city services from East Fort to various places.

Rail Transport  

Trains to various places are accessible from Trivandrum Central and Trivandrum Pettah rail way stations

Travelling within  Thiruvananthapuram   

There are 3 options. You can either hire a car preferably from a government-approved agency or take a taxi or if you prefer a cheaper mode of transport, hire an auto rickshaw

Shopping hours            

9.30am – 8 p.m

Restaurants & bars      

8 a.m to 11 p.m

 

 

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