Zone: North
Telephone Access Code: +91 471
Altitude: Sea level
Area: 2192 sq. km
Population: 3,234,356 (2011 census)

Located in the southwestern tip of India, Thiruvananthapuram is bound by the Arabian Sea in the west and Tamil Nadu in the east. Named after Anantha Padmanabha or Lord Vishnu, the city is home to many ancient temples. But the landmark is the Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple around which the city has been built on seven low hills. The wooded highlands of 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. Clean and green, Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala is one of the most beautiful cities in the country.

Tourist Information Offices:

  • Tourist Facilitation Centre, Department of Tourism, Park View Ph: 2321132
  • Tourist Information Centre, Railway Station, Thampanoor Ph: 2334470
  • Tourist Information Centre, Domestic Airport Ph: 2501085
  • Tourist Information Centre, International Airport Ph: 2502298
  • Tourist Facilitation Centre, Kovalam - Ph: 2480085
  • Tourist Reception Centre (KTDC), Thampanoor Ph: 2330031
  • Central Reservations (KTDC), Hotel Mascot Ph: 2316736
  • District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC), Vellayambalam Ph: 2315397 Fax: 2313606,

Getting there

By road: Long distance buses operate from the Central Bus Station at Thampanoor, opposite the Railway Station Thampanoor KSRTC Bus Terminal Ph: 2323886. Short distance buses operate from the City Bus Station, East Fort Ph: 2575495  
By 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: 132
By air: Trivandrum 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 Airline offices: Airport Authority of India Ph: 2501424 • Indian Airlines, Mascot Jn Ph: 2316870, 2501537 • Jet Airways, Sasthamangalam Ph: 2721018 • Jet Airways (Airport) Ph: 2500710 • Air India, Vellayambalam Ph: 2310310, 2501426 • SriLankan Airlines Ph: 2471810 • Oman Airways, Kowdiar Ph: 2437017 / 18 • Kuwait Airways, Vellayambalam Ph: 2720013, 2500434 (Airport) • Saudi Arabian Airlines Ph: 2721321 • Silk Air Ph: 2554144, 255144, 2504141 • Qatar Airways Ph: 3919091, 3919092 • Kingfisher Ph: 2508822 • Etihad Airways Ph: 3010000-5 • IndiGo Ph: 2500239

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Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala, Park View, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India - 695 033
Phone: +91 471 2321132, Fax: +91 471 2322279, E-mail:, Tourist Information toll free No: 1-800-425-4747 (within India only).
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