Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city of the Indian state of Kerala. It is also known as Trivandrum.
Mahatma Gandhi (Father of India) called it the ‘Evergreen City of India’.
It lies on the hills near the sea shore, on the southern tip of India, between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.
The lowland has rivers, deltas and shorelines. There are coconut trees all over the place. The rivers Killi and Karamana flow through the city.
Thiruvananthapuram has a tropical climate. The summer season is warm but pleasant. Heavy rains commence in June and last till November. Winters are cool.
The city houses 744,739 people as per the 2001 census. They are called the ‘Trivandrumites’.
Thiruvananthapuram has a rich culture developed over the past centuries. It has a number of great artists like Swathi Thirunal, a great Carnatic music composer.
The city celebrated the annual festival Onam in full fervour.
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