Thiruvananthapuram is the southern-most district of the state of Kerala. It is bordered by Kollam District in the north, Tirunelveli District and Kanyakumari District of the state of Tamil Nadu in the east and south and the Arabian Sea in the west.
The district covers an area of 2,192 sq km. Thiruvananthapuram has internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, cultural institutions, palaces, art galleries, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage. The district once formed a part of Travancore, which had its capital at Padmanabhapuram, now in Tamil Nadu.
The District has its headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram.There are four taluks, 12 block panchayats and 78 grama panchayats.The taluks are Neyyattinkara, Thiruvananthapuram, Nedumangad and Chirayinkeezh

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Located 52 km northeast of Thiruvananthapuram city along the Thiruvananthapuram-Shencottai State Highway, Arippa has about l,000 hectares of forest plantation in a compact area.
Aruvikkara Dam
Situated 16km from Thiruvananthapuram city is the Aruvikkara Reservoir. Major portion of water supply to Thiruvananthapuram City is catered from here.
Kanakakunnu Palace
Kanakakunnu Palace is situated in the heart of the city, and belongs to the Kerala Government.
Kovalam Beach
Kovalam beach is located around 13 km from downtown Thiruvananthapuram.
Koyikal Palace
This is a two storied palace at Nedumangad which is on the way to the Ponmudi hill station and the Courtallam Water falls.
Kuthiramalika Palace
Thiruvananthapuram has a lot to offer its tourists by way of heritage, history, art and tradition.Built on the south-eastern side of Padmanabhaswamy temple
Mankayam is situated at Idinjar Falls in Palode in Nedumangad Taluk of Thiruvananthapuram District.
Museum of Science and Technology
The Museum Serve as a Study cum Recreation centre. Museum of Science and Technology is one of the famous tourist spot in Thiruvananathapuram.
Napier Museum.
t is spectacular wooden building situated north of the city, at Museum road and 400m east of Indian airlines.
Natural History Museum
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Neyyar Dam "&" Wildlife Sanctury
Covered with 12,000 hectares of rich vegetation, the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary set up in 1958 is a colourful canvas of exotic flora and thriving fauna
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Padmanabhapuram Palace complex is located in Padmanabhapuram Fort, close to the town of Thuckalay in Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu
Ponmudi (The Golden Peak) is a hillstation in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala in South India. Its located 61 km north-east of Trivandrum city at an altitude of 1100 m
Poovar is a small coastal village in the Trivandrum district. This village is almost at the southern tip of Trivandrum
Shanghumugham Beach
This beach is just 4 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram city, is also adjacent to the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport and Veli Tourist Village
Sri Chitra Art Gallery
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It is situated to the North of Napier museum and has an excellent collection of Indian art with examples from early to modern schools.
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Thiruvananthapuram Observatory
One of the favorite excursions of most tourists who visit Kerala is a pleasure trip on the Thiruvallam Backwaters
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo
Spread over 55 acres of land in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram City,is the zoo which is set among woodlands and lakes is a natural habitat for the animals.
Tourists prefer this beach for its calm ambience. The crimson colored cliffs facing the blue sea below and the scene of sunset from the cliff is breathtaking.