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Thiruvananthapuram (formerly known as Trivandrum) is the capital (pop. 826,225 in 1991) of the state of Kerala in South India. The city is part of a district, also called Thiruvananthapuram , one of the 14 districts of Kerala.
Thiruvananthapuram lies at the southern-most part of the state. The district is home to Kovalam Beach.
The central railway station is located at Thampanoor in the heart of the city, 8 km from the airport. It is very well connected and serviced by rail to all major cities in India like Cochin, Madras, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Bombay, New Delhi, Calcutta. Thiruvananthapuram is the first major city along the second longest train route in the world, Kanyakumari to Jammu.
The long distance bus station is located next door to the railway station. Buses ply to all major towns and villages in the state as well as with the big cities like Cochin, Bangalore, Madras, Kozhikode, Coimbatore and Madurai. The city bus stand is located 1 km away at East Fort, near the Padmanabha Swamy Temple. Both state-run and private short distance buses connect the various important urban and suburban centres. City bus depots are also located at Peroorkada, Vikas Bhavan, Pappanamcode, Kaniyapuram and Vellanad
Thiruvananthapuram is well connected to other cities Kochi (230km), Kozhikode (420km), Madras (780km), Bangalore(791km), Coimbatore(400km), Madurai by road.
Local bus service system is cheapest way get around Thiruvananthapuram. But not all route descriptions are in English, route descriptions on the buses are mainly in Malayalam, the official language of Kerala.
This is a cheap way of transport between attractions.
Local taxis are also available at cheap rates.
There are many Car rental companies offering cars with drivers or self drive.
By two wheelers
Scooters and motorcycles are the favoured means of personal transportation on the roads.
Many places of attractions are near by other so you could walk between them.
Museums and Galleries
There are plenty of hotels in Thiruvananthapuram serving South Indian food. There are also quite a few eating places serving other cuisines, such as North Indian, Chinese and American food.
Some good restaurants - Muthoot Plaza, South Park", Kalavara, Park Field, Sindhoor, Buddha's Delight