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Thiruvananthapuram � Facts and Figures
|Area||74 sq km |
|Population ||699,872 (1991)|
|Average rainfall (May�Nov) ||170 cm|
|Languages ||Malayalam and English|
|Best time to visit ||September�May|
|STD code ||0471|
Location of Thiruvananthapuram :
Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, located on the southwestern belt of India, is the capital of the Indian state of Kerala. The city reaches from latitude 8�29' N to longitude 76�59' E. The place is well linked to almost all the other chief cities of India through excellent rail, road, and air network.
Climate of Thiruvananthapuram:
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Owing to its proximity to the sea, the climate of Thiruvananthapuram is essentially tropical. This also gives the city of Thiruvananthapuram a very agreeable weather throughout the year. The average maximum temperature can rise to 36.2�C in summer and dip to a minimum of 18.0�C during the winter season. Monsoons hit Thiruvananthapuram around the month of May and continue till November.
History of Thiruvananthapuram:
Legend has it that the city was associated with King Solomon whose ships were believed to have landed at a port called Ophir. Merchants have been arriving to these parts as early as 190 A.D for trade of spices, sandalwood, and ivory.
The city got its name from the deity at the Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswami Temple which is one of the chief landmarks of the city. It is basically derived from the three words Thiru, Anantha and Puram, meaning the town of Anantha. Although no records of the history of the temple are available as such, the temple is said to be several thousands years old.
Thiruvananthapuram rose in popularity and prominence in the 18th century when the capital was transferred here from Padmanabhapuram. The former kings of the then Travancore State, taking on the name of Padmanabhadas (servant of Lord), had devoted themselves totally to the service of the Lord who is believed to reside in the temple here.
Tourist Attractions in Thiruvananthapuram:
The city of Thiruvananthapuram offers several tourist attractions that deserve a visit or two. Among them most important are Kovalam Beach, Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Napier Museum and Kuthiramalika Palace Museum that need to be visited on your tour to this place.
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