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Travel to Thiruvananthapuram
More popularly known as Trivandrum ,Thiruvananthapuram is a gateway to one of the most beautiful states in India -Kerala -stretching along the southern coast of the country with the backwaters of the Arabian Sea reaching deep into the verdant countryside.Kerala affords a fascinating experience ,a world of beaches ,mountains,backwaters,wildlife sanctuaries and islands.
The city once formed a part of the kingdom of Travancore which had its capital at Padmanabhapuram.Most of that royal heritage of fine buildings and palaces now houses the state Secretariat and other offices. The beauty of the city is still can be seen in the wide open avenues, parks, gardens, cultural institutions and undulating countryside.
The climate is pleasant all year round though some months can be very wet. It is a mixture of the old and the new located on seven hills the city retains some of the old Pagoda like red tiled structures in the narrow and winding lanes of the old part of the city.
All the action in the city is concentrated around the four km long MG road. There are number of museums, the zoo and the 260 year old Padmanabha Swamy Temple. The road also has some good eating joints and hotels both for the upper end and budget travellers.