Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state of Kerala called “God’s own country” is an ancient seaside city built on seven hills. It is located on the West coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland. It occupies geographical area of (sq km): 38,863. Referred by Mahatma Gandhi as the “evergreen city of India”, Trivandrum is characterized by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills and busy commercial alleys. It is the largest and the most populous city in Kerala and the fifth largest urban agglomeration in Kerala. The city has a population of 957,730 which is the largest in Kerala. Malayalam is the primary language but people also speak English . Other languages spoken are Hindi and Tamil. The city is noted for its religious harmony and tolerance which is evident by the presence of the Catholic cathedral, the temple and mosque in close proximity .
Thiruvananthapuram is a city steeped in history and exudes a splendor that arises from its regal history. Heritage, traditions, culture and royalty go hand in hand in this city that is known for its temples, palaces, museums, galleries and festivals. Trivandrum is blessed with a rich colonial heritage, culinary delights, luminous regal past, cultural richness, and of course, the awe-inspiring beaches and hills-stations.
Band stand in museum grounds