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South India Travel --› Kerala Cities --› Thiruvananthapuram City

Thiruvananthapuram City Tour

Thiruvananthapuram Travel GuideLocated at the southwestern tip of India, Thiruvananthapuram district is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and Tamil Nadu on the east. The wooded highlands on the Western Ghats in the eastern and northeastern borders give Thiruvananthapuram some of the most enchanting picnic spots.

A long shoreline, with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala.


How To Reach:

Air:
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (6 km from the city) has over 30 air links with convenient connections to Colombo, Maldives, Singapore and the Middle East. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate domestic flights to different parts of the country.

Rail:
There are direct trains from Thiruvananthapuram to all the main towns in Kerala as well as the major cities in India. Railway enquiry Ph: 131

Road:
Long distance buses operate from the Central Bus Station at Thampanoor, opposite the Railway Station (KSRTC Ph: 2323886; Thiruvalluvar Ph: 2327756). Short distance buses operate from the City Bus Station, East Fort (Ph: 2463029). Taxi charge: Rs. 4.50 per running km (Non A/c) and Rs. 6.50 per running km (A/c), while Autorickshaw fare: Rs. 3 per running km. The minimum charge for taxis is Rs. 75 (Non A/c) and Rs. 95 (A/c) and Rs. 7 for autorickshaws.