Thiruvananthapuram

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Thiruvananthapuram, which is one of the 14 districts of Kerala. Referred to by Mahatma Gandhi as the "Evergreen city of India", the city is characterized by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills and busy commercial alleys.


Climate
The city has a tropical climate and therefore does not experience distinct seasons. The mean maximum temperature is 34°C and the mean minimum temperature is 21°C. Humidity is high, and rises to about 90% during the monsoon season.



When to go
The best time to visit Trivandrum is between October and February, the perfect time for beach vacations. February to May is summer, which is very hot and humid while June to September is the monsoon season. The second rainy season, the North-East monsoon, is equally strong and occurs during the months of October and November.
The festival of Onam which occurs towards the end of August or early September is a good time to soak up the carnival atmosphere. There are usually many cultural programs during the official Onam celebrations lasting 10 days.
The Monsoon season starts from June every year and is a time of heavy rains in the area. Recently as a result of the campaigning by State Tourism Board, tourists have started coming in to enjoy the Monsoon.


Monuments
Sree Anantha Padmanabha Temple
The Kerala Government Secretariat 
The Napier Museum
Keralan Museum
Sree Chithra Art Gallery.
The Zoological Park 
 Kerala Legislature Assembly Complex
Legislature Museum
Kanaka Kunnu Palace
Priyadarshini Space Planetarium
Kerala Science and Technology Museum
Chacha Nehru Children's Museum
Kowidar Palace