Formerly known as Trivandum, Thiruvananthapuram is the largest city of Kerala. Dubbed by Mahatma Gandhi as the evergreen city of the country, this region is famous for its low coastal hills and spectacular natural surroundings. Thiruvananthapuram features many tourist destinations such as the famous beaches of Kovolam and Sanghumukham.
Kerala has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and its rich network of glistening backwaters and winding. Inland are the lush Western Ghats, and mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers. Kerala is a world away from the frenzy of other parts of India and offers a slice of paradise with a laid back pace of life.
You can reach Thiruvananthapuram via train, the Kollam-Thiruvananthapuram line connects Trivandrum with other major cities in India. You can also fly into Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. It has direct flights from countries in the Middle East, Singapore, Maldives and Sri Lanka and is one of the gateways to the tourism-rich state of Kerala.