The city gets its name from the
word, Thiruvananthapuram, meaning the city of Anantha or the
abode of the sacred Serpent Anantha on which Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the
Hindu trinity, reclines.
temple, built by Raja Marthanda Varma in 1733 A.D. is a fine specimen of South
Indian architecture. Lord Vishnu reclines here on Anantha the serpent. The
magnificient temple tower rises in seven storyes against the reflecting pool in
in in the same campus as the Science and Technology Museum, it provides a
panoramic experience of the universe with advanced projection technology.
Science and Technology Museum is located in the heart of the city.,
exhibits scores of items highlighting science, technology and electronics.
on the highest point of the city above the sea level. There is a well-laid
out garden and is one of the eye catching architectural landmarks of
is both a pilgrim centre and a picnic spot. On the banks of the Karamana
river, this spot houses a Bhagavathy temple with a waterfall nearby. A
stream with fish that appears to be fed by visitors is another attraction.
a striking building with unique architectural design. And is also a
splendid collection of natural history specimens which includes valuable
pieces of mythology and art.
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