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About Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is Kerala state’s capital and the IT hub of India. Mahatma Gandhi describes the city as “the green city of India”. You can easily reach the city by direct flights to Trivandrum International Airport or by seasonal charter flights. The city’s rich history dates back to 1000 BC. It is home to many worth seeing treasures like fascinating palaces, and ancient temples, and its authentic streets are surrounded by coconut and palm trees. Thiruvananthapuram attracts tourists with its accommodation facilities, quality restaurants, and clean beaches.

The tropical climate is highly influential in the city. While the highest temperature is 34 degrees, the lowest temperature is around 20 degrees.  Citizens and visitors had to endure the city’s high humidity during the monsoon season, and experience heavy rains between April and November. The ideal time to both enjoy the beaches and visit the historical and natural beauties in Thiruvananthapuram is between October and February. You can take advantage of automatic rickshaws/taxis or Rent a scooter or bike to visit the city of 1,680,000 million people with a dense and complex traffic pattern.

Popular tourist destinations of the city can be listed as; firstly an ancient treasure, Kanaka Kunnu Palace. Then visitors should visit the Kowdiar Palace, the official residence of the royal family. If you are fun of music and partying, Kuthiramalika Palace where music festivals are held should be your next stop. In the Palace Museum, you can see many personal belongings of the royal families. If you are visiting the city with your children, popular routes include Priyadarshini Space Planetarium, one of the largest planetariums in India; the Zoological Park, which was opened in 1843 and designed as a palace; and the Chacha Nehru Children's Museum, where local toys are exhibited.

The richest temple in the world and symbol of Thiruvananthapuram, Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a must-see for those who want to explore Indian culture as the temple has hundreds of columns decorated with impressive sculptures, ancient temples, and painting collections.

You can cool off in the hot summer months away 17 kilometers from the city at Kovalam Beach. Another popular cooling-off place in the city is Shanghumukham Beach with its gigantic mermaid statue. And of course, taste Indian cuisine at the food carts around the beaches.

Transportation to Thiruvananthapuram City Center from Airport


Thiruvananthapuram Intl. Airport

From Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) City Center

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

Thiruvananthapuram International Airport (IATA: TRV) is located 6 km from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) city center, the capital of the state of Kerala. Being a hub for Air India, IndiGo, and SpiceJet, this airport has a single runway, and two terminals, Terminal 1 is for domestic flights while Terminal 2 is for both domestic flights of Air India and all international flights. Due to the proximity and being one of the busiest airports in India, there are many options for transportation to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) city center, as well as other cities nearby. Thiruvananthapuram International Airport offers services such as check-in counters, immigration counters, baggage wrapping services, duty-free shops, ATMs, a currency exchange office, medical facilities, lounges, a prayer room, smoking lounge, cafes, restaurants, and more. Also, a parking lot with a capacity of a total of 1000 bays, and car rental counters are available at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.


At Thiruvananthapuram International Airport there are two bus stops, less than 150 meters from both terminals, that you can take to reach Thiruvananthapuram city center. It takes around 30 minutes to the city center, and the prices start from INR 20, but different fees may be applied for baggage. 


You can take an Airport Taxi, pre-paid taxi, or app-based taxi like Uber and Ola for ridesharing, from both terminals in Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to reach Thiruvananthapuram city center. The ride takes around 15-20 minutes, and although the pricing can differ for different reasons, it generally starts from INR 450-550. 

Rental Car

Car rental counters are available at the arrival hall in Thiruvananthapuram International Airport which you can use as an option for transportation to Thiruvananthapuram city center, as well as getting around the city. The prices are determined by several factors, such as car type, duration, mileage, etc. but you can find as low as INR 1500-2000 per day. 

Hotel Shuttles

One of the most comfortable and luxurious ways of transportation from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport to Thiruvananthapuram city center is hotel shuttles, especially if you travel in larger groups and have several pieces of baggage. While booking you can ask if they provide such a service and if they charge for it. 

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