Thiruvananthapuram
 
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
n Area: 2192 Sq. Km
n Population : 2,938,583 (1991 census)
n Clothing: Tropical cottons 
n Rainfall (Annual): 170 cm

n Altitude: Sea level 
n Climate: Warm tropical
n Tourist Season: Sept. - May
n Telephone access code: 91 471

  
Located at the south western tip of India, Thiruvananthapuram district is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west and Tamil Nadu on the east. The wooded highlands on the Western Ghats in the eastern and north-eastern border give Thiruvananthapuram some of the most enchanting picnic spots. A long shoreline, with internationally renowned beaches, historic monument, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage makes the district a much sought after tourist destination. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala.
 
GETTING THERE & AWAY
  

Air
Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (6 km from the city) has over 30 air links with convenient connections to Colombo, Maldives and the Middle East. Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate domestic flights to different parts of the country.
  
Airline offices:

  • Airport:- Domestic Ph: 501537, International Ph: 501542

  • Indian Airlines, Mascot Jn. Ph: 316870 501537

  • Jet Airways, Sasthamangalam Ph: 321018

  • Air India, Paiayam Ph: 310310 501426

  • Air Lanka, Vazhuthacaud Ph: 322309

  • Gulf Air, Vellayambalam Ph: 328003 501205

  • British Airways, Vellayambalam Ph: 326604

  • Oman Airways, Sasthamangalam

  • Kuwait Airways, Vellayambalam Ph: 321691 

  • Air Maldives, M G Road Ph: 501344 463531

  • Aeroflot Ph: 320091

  • Delta Airways Ph: 330546

  • Saudi Arabian Airlines Ph: 321321

  • Qatar Airways Ph: 327922

Road
Long distance buses operate from the Central Bus Station at Thampanoor, opposite the Railway Station (KSRTC Ph: 323886; Thiruvalluvar Ph: 327756). Short distance buses operate from the City Bus Station, East Fort (Ph: 463029). 
 
Rail
There are direct trains from Thiruvananthapuram to all the main towns in Kerala as well as the major cities in India.