The capital of the Indian state of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, commonly known by its former name Trivandrum, is a major Information Technology hub in Kerala, located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland.
Characterized by the undulating terrain of low coastal hills, the city is referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the Evergreen city of India.
A renowned academic and research hub, Thiruvananthapuram is home to the University of Kerala, Kerala Technological University the regional headquarters of Indira Gandhi National Open University, and many other schools & colleges.
By a field survey conducted by The Times of India in 2012, Thiruvananthapuram was declared the best city to live in Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram gets its name from the Malayalam word Thiru-Anantha-Puram, which means, the City of Lord Ananta, referring to the deity of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, located in the city.
The city does not experience distinct seasons, because it has a climate that borders a tropical savanna climate and a tropical monsoon climate. Because of its green landscapes and the appearance of several public parks, Thiruvananthapuram is known as the Evergreen City of India.
Kerala Science and Technology Museum, Shankumugham Beach, Napier Museum, Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Agastya Mala, Kanakakunnu Palace, Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Neyyar Dam, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and Mall of Travancore are some of the most prominent tourist destinations in Trivandrum.