Thiruvananthapuram was an important trading post for most of the antiquity. There are mentions of an area similar in description to the location of modern-day Thiruvananthapuram being stated in many records as far back as 1000 BCE. Kerala had been a trading post for many cultures since ancient times. Trade during these times mostly involved spices, ivory and sandalwood. The Ays ruled Thiruvananthapuram for a long time. This empire ended in the tenth century A.D, followed by the Venad Kingdom. \nThiruvananthapuram had small trading posts and villages, but major city settlements came in much later as the area was mostly a jungle. It started to get its current stature under the Travancore rulers who rose to prominence during the early eighteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. Marthanda Varma was the first ruler of this dynasty who changed the kingdom's capital from Kanyakumari to Travancore in the year 1745 thus making it a major urban centre from then on. The Travancore ruler accepted Suzerainty of the British and remained regents of this region with Thiruvananthapuram as the capital. Thus, after the formation of the state of Kerala in 1956, the monarchy was abolished, and this city became the automatic choice for the capital of the new state.
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