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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.

This 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 front.


foto2.JPG (9233 bytes) Situated in in the same campus as the Science and Technology Museum, it provides a panoramic experience of the universe with advanced projection technology.
foto4.JPG (7654 bytes) The Science and Technology Museum is located in the heart of the city., exhibits scores of items highlighting science, technology and electronics.
observat.JPG (10752 bytes) Located 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 Trivandrum.
aruvi.JPG (9274 bytes) It 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.
foto3.JPG (8388 bytes) Is 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.

City HelpLine

Railways Airlines Hospitals
General enquiry Tel -131
Reservation Tel- 132
Arrival / Departure
Tel : 133

Indian Airlines
Tel- 501537

Air India
Tel - 310310, 315225
Air port
Tel - 501426

Medical college Hospital
Tel - 445046

PRS Hospital
Tel - 344443
GG Hospital
Tel - 445632, 445832

Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasalic
Tel - 463439



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