Thiruvananthapuram is one of the recommended industrial tour destination, Thiruvananthapuram offers industrial attraction to almost all streams of professional education ranging from Architect to Space science, There are around 20 government owned and 60 privately owned medium and large-scale industrial units in Thiruvanathapuram. The major employers are the KSIDC, Milma, Keltron, Travancore Titanium and Hindustan Latex, all government owned. The city contributes 80% of software exports from the state, and was selected as the fourth hottest IT destination in India. Other industrial attraction in Thiruvananthapuram includes Oracle Corporation, Infosys, ITC Infotech, TCS, HCL, Visual Graphics Computing Services, Ernst & Young Global Shared Services Center, Allianz Cornhill, RR Donnelley, UST Global, Tata Elxsi, IBS Software Services, NeST Software, SunTec Business Solutions at Technopark and BrahMos Aerospace, Chithranjali Film Complex, Kinfra Apparel Park, Kinfra Film and Video Park, Kerala Hitech Industries (KELTECH), Kerala Automobiles Limited and the English Indian Clays Ltd in and around the city.
Thiruvananthapuram (“City of the Sacred Serpent”), the capital of Kerala, is bounded by the Arabian Sea on the west. Also known as Trivandrum in the popular parlance the city is home to temples and museums. The wooded highlands on the Western Ghats in the Eastern, and North Eastern borders give some of the most enchanting picnic spots, a long shoreline, with internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination. With a good infrastructure, the city is an excellent base to explore Varkala, a famous seaside holiday destination.
Sights to See
This Internationally renowned Beach Resort has been a favourite haunt of tourists since the 1930s. Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The Southernmost, known as the Lighthouse beach, is the most popular Kovalam offers accommodation options to suit all budgets.
Padmanabha Swamy Temple
The temple is located inside the East Fort. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, it is fine blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture. It is known for its mural Paintings and stone Carvings. One among the 108 sacred Vishnu shrines in India, the presiding deity in here is Lord Vishnu reclining on Anantha the serpent.
Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
The palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma – the King of Travancore, who was a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman. This rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional Travancore style of architecture also has exquisite wood carvings. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family.
The Napier Museum
Built in the 19th century, the Indo – Saracenic structure boasts a “natural” air-conditioning system and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artefacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. The use of plastic is banned in the museum premises.
Sree Chithra Art Gallery
Located near the Napier Museum, this art gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of Art In India. Other places of interest are The Zoological Park, Priyadarshini Planetarium, Observatory, Shankhumugham Beach & Connemera Market.
- HLL Lifecare Limited
- ITC Infotech India Limited
- Thiruvananthapuram Dairy
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Santhigiri Ashram – Abode of Peace
Santhigiri Ashram situated amidst of sylvan surroundings at Pothencode, 21 kms away from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. Santhigiri Ashram, founded by Navajyothisree Karunakara Guru is well known for its spirituality beyond Religion and traditional Indian Medical treatmentsystems. Established in 1964 as an austere thatched hut in rustic environs, the Ashram complex today occupies more than fifty hectares of land consisting of three zones. Spiritual Zone, Agriculture Zone and Health Zoneare those three zones extend exquisite scenic beauty.
Aruvikkara Dam (16 km)
This picturesque picnic spot is on the banks of the Karamana River. Near the Durga Temple located here is a stream full of fish that fearlessly come close to the shore to be fed by the visitors.
Kanyakumari. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in the country. Part of the fascination is, of course, the fact that it is the very tip of the Indian peninsula and the confluence of the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.
Places of interest at Kanyakumari are Tiruvalluvar statue, Gandhi memorial, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and Padmanabhapuram Swami Temple which lies on the route to Kanniyakumari from Thiruvananthapuram.
Vizhinjam rock cut cave, Koyikkal palace Nejumangad, Neyyar Dam are other popular excursions from Thiruvananthapuram.
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