Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital region, also known by its former name Trivandrum, is a gracious and evergreen city spread over seven hills.
Thiruvananthapuram city occupies pride of place in India’s space research program and is home to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre as well as other institutions including the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Technopark, and the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management. Thiruvananthapuram is a notable academic and research hub as well as home to many media institutions.
This vibrant city is a magnet for tourists, businessmen, and professionals. For many of them, it captures the essence of Kerala and is an ideal springboard from which to venture into the rest of the state.