Thiruvananthapuram

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Last Updated Tuesday April 25 2017 06:00 PM IST

Quick Facts

Date of Formation: 1 November 1956
Location:  South West tip of the India's main land/
                North latitude between 8o 18` and 12o 48`
                East longitude between 74o 52` and 77o 22`
Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
Area: 38,863 sq.km.
National Festival: Onam
Neighbouring States/ Union Territories: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Lakshadweep
Language: Malayalam; English is widely spoken.
Religion: Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
Time: GMT +5:30
Currency: Indian Rupee
Climate: Tropical.
Summer: February  May (24 -330C)
Monsoon: June  September (22 -280C)
Winter: October  January (22 -320C)
State Bird: Great Indian Pied Hornbill (Buceros bicornis)
State Animal:  Elephant
State Flower:  Kani Konna (Cassia fistula)
State Fish: Pearl Spot (Etroplus suratensis)
State Tree: Coconut Tree (Cocos nucifera)
Longest river: Periyar
Highest Peak: Anamudi
Largest Lake: Vembanadu Lake

Administrative Units :

Taluks: 63
Revenue Divisions: 21
Villages: 1532
City Corporations: 5
Grama Panchayat : 978
Block Panchayat : 152
District Panchayat : 14

Population

Demography Population: 3,33,87,677
Density of Population: 859/sq.kmr
Sex Ratio: 1084 women for 1000 men

Weather

Kerala is a tropical land with the coast running down its entire length and the Western Ghats forming a protective barrier against the dry winds from up north. The monsoons (JuneSeptember & OctoberNovember) and summer (FebruaryMay) are the seasons markedly experienced here, while winter is only a slight drop in temperature from the normal range of 28-32C.

DISTRICT DETAILS

Thiruvananthapuram

Area: 2192 sq. km

Population: 3,234,356 (2011 census)

Altitude: Sea level


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 soughtafter tourist destination. Clean and green, Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala is one of the most beautiful cities in the country.


ACCESSIBILITY


Telephone access code:+91471


Air: Thiruvananthapuram 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 


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


Road: Long distance buses operate from the Central Bus Station at Thampanoor, opposite the Railway Station


KSRTC Ph: 2323886. Short distance buses operate from the City Bus Station, East Fort Ph: 2575495 


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 


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