Trivandrum Tourism

Visit Trivandrum - Best of Trivandrum

Lush greenery all year round, trinkets of streams which adorn the mountains during rains, rich, historic palaces and temples, and a fresh ease with which the city merges into its urban avatar is Trivandrum’s salient features and anyone who visits, leaves wanting for more.

The core of Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram is not for the luxury traveler. If you want to see the rustic beauty of the city, you will find it in its temples, churches, ever-winding roads which take you back in a time-warp, while the constant greenery reminds you that you are indeed in God’s own Country.

Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala and does have an urban pulse with its Techno Park and Science research centers and even though the city embraces technology, it has horned its skills, to keep the heritage alive and breathing in modern times.

The city is one of the oldest in India. The popular historic evidences, however, date back to 14th century under the rule of Venad Dynasty who made the city a major trade center. The 17th century Venad King - Maharaja Marthanada Varma, highlighted the city of Keralaon the world map and dedicated his entire kingdom to Lord Padmanabhan. The Padmanabhaswamy Temple which resides in the city is still a major tourist attraction and is the richest Hindu temple in the world.

Its rich history has framed Trivandrum into a traveler’s ‘dream come true’ and boosted its tourism- offering a heady mix of culture, religion, history, architecture, nature and hospitality.

Trivandrum Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Trivandrum tips for your visit

  • Make sure you follow the necessary customs when you visit Temples.
  • Do verify how to pronounce names of the places as the pronunciations can be rather tricky.
  • Even though the city has so much to see and do, most of the city sleeps by 10.00 pm. It is advised to explore the city when the sun shines best.
  • Time Zone- UTC+05:30
  • Currency- Indian National Rupee (INR)
  • Electricity: Power in India is 230 Volts, 50 Hz. Internet 3G compatibility (4G recently introduced).
  • Languages- The local language is Malyalam but people understand and speak English too. Other languages include Hindi and Tamil.
  • Security: Numbers for emergency - Ambulance/ Fire- 101; Police 100; Police Crime Stopper- 1090
  • Tourist Traps: Renting a Car in the city is often overpriced. Hire a Cab or Taxi instead.
  • Customs: Modest clothes are preferred unless you are staying at Luxury hotels. Most of the places in the city are quiet traditional.
  • Remove your foot wear when you visit temples, shrines or any other religious places.
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Facts and Stats for Trivandrum*

  • Pollution Statistics in Trivandrum

    Know the pollution level of Trivandrum before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 60.37 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 80 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 49.44 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 46.95 (Moderate)
  • Trivandrum: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Trivandrum for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Trivandrum.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.58 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.92 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 28.85 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.88 (Low)
    • Attacks 22.12 (Low)
    • Drug offense 33.65 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.62 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 51 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 23 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 34.62 (Low)
  • Living in Trivandrum - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Trivandrum is 125.23 (High)

    • Safety Index 66.68 (High)
    • Climate Index 65.29 (High)
    • Pollution Index 61.26 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.56 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 20.61 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 74.42 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.6 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 53 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Trivandrum

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Trivandrum

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 1.71 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 19.38 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 39.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 28.31 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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