Thiruvananthapuram “The Abode of Lord Anantha” is the capital of Kerala. It is an ancient city with trading traditions dating back to 1000BC for Spices, Sandalwood and Ivory. It was Maharaja Marthanda Varma who made it the capital of Travancore in 1745. The golden age of the ancient city was in the 19th century when it developed into a hub of intellectual and artistic activity. The grandeur of this evergreen city known for its temples, palaces, museums, art galleries and administrative offices stems from its heritage and culture. It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland characterized by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills and busy commercial alleys.
Quick Facts on Thiruvanathapuram.

Location: Southwestern tip of Indianorth latitudes 8º 17' and 8º 54' and east
longitudes 76º 41' and 77º 17'.

District Area: 2,192 sq km

Language: Malayalam

Population: 3234707 - 2001

Altitude: 0 ft. Sea Level

Rainfall: 170 cm's May to November
Average temperature in Trivandrum in Celsius. Summer: Max. 38°C, Min. 20.6°C

Winter: Max. 38°C, Min. 18°C

Religion: Hindus, Christians, Muslims

Languages: Tamil, Malayalam and English

Clothing: It is advisable to wear natural fibers or synthetic fiber clothing.

Time: GMT +5.30 hrs

STD Code: 471

ISD Code: +91