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The capital of Kerala Trivandrum city, built on a series of hills that gradually descends to the sea. As a city Trivandrum has much to offer. Being the capital of the erstwhile Travancore state, it has retained its magical ambience. The Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the former rulers' place of worship; the Napier Museum with a fine collection of bronzes, ancient musical instruments, stone sculptures, ivory carvings etc.; the Orient Manuscript Library which preserves ancient palm leaf manuscripts; the Chitralayam Art Museum with its Indian and South East Asian Collection; Zoological Gardens, set in sylvan surroundings and acclaimed as one of the best zoos of the country with an interesting collection of reptiles - these are some of the places which you are bound to enjoy during your stay in Trivandrum.

By Air
Thiruvananthapuram has an international airport from where flights operate to  the Gulf, Europe, the U.S.A., and Shri Lanka

Domestic Flights: On the domestic network, Indian Airlines flies to the city from Delhi , Bombay , Madras , Bangalore , Cochin . 

Airport Tel: 73537, 744633. Reservation & Enquiries Tel : 62288, 66370.
Booking Offices: Air India, Vellayambalam, Tel: 434837. Airport Tel: 451426.
Indian Airlines, Mascot Square Tel: 436870, 438288. Airport, Enquiries Tel: 451537.

By Rail
Thiruvananthapuram is an important terminus on the Indian Railway's network with connections from all parts of the country. Both broad gauge and metre gauge services operate to the city.
Enquiry Tel: 131; Reservation Tel: 132.
By Road
Thiruvananthapuram is connected to all parts of the country by good roads. The state's own highway-network also links the city to all parts of the state. Bus services of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation and road transport corporations of Tamil Nadu, like TTC and Nesamony, provide regular connections to Thiruvananthapuram from all major centres of the region. 
KSRTC, Central Bus Station, Thampanoor Tel: 623886.
City Bus Stand, Fort Tel: 463029, 477235.
Local Transport
Auto-rickshaws, are the most popular mode of city commuting. These are metered and available throughout the city. The city bus service is very inexpensive, though crowded.
Luciya Continental, East Fort. Tel: 463443; Fax: 463347.
Mascot (KTDC), Palayam Tel: 438990.
Pankaj, M.G. Road Tel: 464645, Fax: 465020.

Silver Sand, Thampanoor Flyover Tel: 460318.
Hotel Chaitram, Thampanoor Tel: 330977.
Highlands, Manjalaikulam Road, Tel: 68200, 68457; Fax: 69645 
Paramount Tourist Home, Aristo Jn. Tel: 63474.
Lal Tourist Home, Near railway station Thampanoor Tel: 68477.
Ammu, Manjalikulam Road, Thampanoor Tel: 331937, 331906.
Geeth, Pulimood Jn. Tel: 71941, 71987 (10 lines).
Jas, Thycaud, Aristo Jn. Tel: 64881 (10 lines); Fax: 64443.

Thopil, TC14/368, Palaya Tel: 62256. 

Carved rosewood, teak furniture and decorative items, masks depicting various characters of Indian mythology (usually worn in Kathakali performances, Thyyams and other classical dances), are important products in the markets of Kerala.

A speciality of Thiruvananthapuram is Arammula metal mirror produced by mixing certain herbs with molten metal to give it a highly reflective surface.

The main shopping area of the city is the stretch On M.G. Road between East Fort and Palayam. Most emporia are located in this area. Gram Sree, the village crafts centre, is one of the best places.




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