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History of thiruvananthapuram

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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  • Theme of Thiruvananthapuram [Beach, Heritage, Religious, Ayurveda]
  • You'll love Thiruvananthapuram for [Ayurvedic spa treatments, Handicraft shopping, Coastal hills]
  • Watchout for [Humidity during the monsoon months]
  • Best Time To Visit
    October - February
  • Altitude 30 ft. above sea level

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    Rs.29,750
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    Ethnic Tamil Nadu - Deluxe
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    Starting From
    Rs.29,399
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Family Holidays
    9 Nights, 10 Days
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    Rs.29,350
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Places to stay in thiruvananthapuram

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Popular Flights To thiruvananthapuram

    • CNNChulman
      TRVThiruvananthapuram
    • Indigo
      6E-7253
    • 20:55 22:15
      Non Stop
    • 01h 20m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,419
    • MAAChennai
      TRVThiruvananthapuram
    • Air India Express Airlines
      IX-605
    • 03:15 04:25
      Non Stop
    • 01h 10m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.2,786
    • COKCochin
      TRVThiruvananthapuram
    • Indigo
      6E-7975
    • 19:50 20:55
      Non Stop
    • 01h 05m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,252
    • CCJKozhikode
      TRVThiruvananthapuram
    • Air India Express Airlines
      IX-374
    • 21:50 22:45
      Non Stop
    • 00h 55m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.3,989
    • HYDHyderabad
      TRVThiruvananthapuram
    • Indigo
      6E-6345
    • 15:05 16:55
      Non Stop
    • 01h 50m
      Non Stop
    • Rs.4,499
    • NAGNagpur
      TRVThiruvananthapuram
    • Indigo
      6E-317
    • 10:50 17:05
      1 Stop
    • 06h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.4,574
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