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Trivandrum / Tiruvanantapuram travel guide

Published: 22/11/2012


Trivandrum or Tiruvanantapuram, as it is called, is the capital of Kerala, a state in South India. Located on the western coast of India, Tiruvanantapuram with its long stretch palm fringed shored lines and sandy beaches with peaceful and serene atmosphere, is a much sought after tourist attraction.

The Padmanabhaswami temple and the Kanankakunnu palace are a few famous and popular tourist attractions.

This capital city is well connected by road, rail and airways with other major cities of India. Even within the city, a network of bus transport, auto rickshaws and taxiís are available.

Accommodation is also not a problem as we can find hotels catering to tourist of all economy classes.

Keralite cuisine, typical with lots of coconut in both vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes can be found in almost all restaurants. To get a feel of the authentic Malayalee culture, a visit to Ananda Bhavan on MG road is a must. Food is served here on banana leaves and one needs to sit down and eat with his own hands. Kerala House Family restaurant on Statue Road, Kalavare Family restaurant on Press Road are a few places of tourist attraction for authentic Kerelite cuisine.

While at Trivandrum, one must buy 3 things; Coffee and Tea from outlets in MG Road, Handicrafts and Wood work from Government Emporium on YMCA Road and spices and clothes from the Connemara Market area.
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