Trivandrum renamed as Thiruvananthapuram, is the capital city of the mystic Kerala. The city enjoys massive popularity among the tourist circles, which throng to the city in large numbers. The city famously referred by Mahatma Gandhi as the ‘Evergreen City of India’ is blessed with rich natural beauty, being nestled among the hills with the Western Ghats and Arabian Sea for company. One of the best times to visit Trivandrum is during the months of October to February to witness the city in all its grandeur. Some of major tourist attractions of Trivandrum include Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, East Fort, Ramanayar Palace, Napier Museum and much more.
Trivandrum or Thiruvananthapuram is a pretty well developed region in all quarters and as such the city is pretty well connected to various regions of south India and rest of India. The city has an excellent system of bus services, which is both Government and privately operated which run on all major routes like Trivandrum to Cochin, Trivandrum to Banaglore, Trivandrum to Kozhikode, Trivandrum to Madurai, Trivandrum to Coimbatore, Trivandrum to Chennai, etc. Bus bookings from Trivandrum are fair and easy with the availability of online tickets. One such website is redBus.in which completely does away with printing of e-tickets as passengers are allowed to travel by mobile-tickets.
There are a wide variety of choices available for Trivandrum weekend getaway ranging from beaches, hill resort and pilgrimage center to nearby cities. Some of the popular weekend getaways of Trivandrum include Ponmudi (61 km), Kovalam (17 km), Varkala (51 km), Kanyakumari (87 km) and Kochi among others.