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Ananthapuri is an Express train (no:16724) running between Trivandrum Central and Chennai Egmore Stations. It departs from trivandrum by 4:20 pm and reaches Chennai at 8:40 am, next day. A parallel train (no:16723) departs from chennai by 7:15 pm and reaches trivandrum at 11:05 am, next day. The route of Ananthapuri Express to Chennai via Neyyattinkkara, Tirunelveli, Satur, Madurai, Tiruchirapally, Chengalpattu and Tambaram.
It has 18 coaches. They are as follows,
Local class - Five
Sleeper class - Ten
1 AC First cum 3 Tier
1 second class AC
1 third class AC

 Ananthapuri Express(No:6123) from  Chennai Egmore Station to Trivandrum Central :

Ananthapuri Express(No:6124) from  Trivandrum Central to Chennai Egmore Station:

Bhima Jewellers established in 1925 and has over 85 years of experience in the business of gold sale.Today, Bhima jewellers has six showrooms in Kerala. Our other showrooms are in Cochin and Alleppey.

Bhima Jewellers,
near Ayuvedha College Junction,
Elankath Complex,
Kerala, 695 001, India
Phone: 2461631, 2463645

Josco, one of the leading jewellery shop who have completed the 44 years of quality services in Kerala. They specialises in Gold, Diamond and Platinum. Their collections includes Bangles, Rings, Earrings, Necklaces, Chains, Pendants and watches. Josco also offers online shopping, door delivery, custom designs etc.

Josco Jewellers showrooms in Trivandrum are listed below,

1.Josco Jewellers
Pattom, Thiruananthapuram
Location: Opp: UTI Bank, Aiswarya Towers, Pattom, Thiruananthapuram
Phone: +91 9446234218, 0471 2543611
Contact Person: Mr.Venugopal

2.Josco Jewellers
East Fort, near Attukal Shopping complex
Location: Thiruananthapuram
Phone: +91 9846056360, 0471 2472922
Contact Person: Mr. James P. Abraham

3.Josco Jewellers
Pazhavangadi, East Fort
Phone: 0471 2572117

4.Josco Jewellers
Market Road, Nedumangad, Trivandrum
Pin Code : 695641
Phone Number : 0472 2803505, 0472 2803506

Location: Thiruananthapuram

Pothys opened new showroom Trivandrum,Kerala, which is one of the largest shopping malls in Trivandrum with a total 2,00,000 sq ft of commercial space. The pothys trivandrum mall has all types of saris, churidar garmnents, clothes for children, wedding silks, shirts, cell phones, watches and jewelry.

Ground floor - Cotton, Synthetic, fancy, Designer and other types of sarees
First floor - Kancheepuram Wedding Silks, Dharmavaram Silks and other silk sarees
Second floor - Churidars, Shirting, Suiting, T-shirts and Dhotis
Third Floor - Toys for Kids and others including Ready Made Children Clothes
Fourth Floor - Wedding suits for Men including Sherwani
Fifth Floor - Fashion Jewelry, Mobile Phones, cosmetics, watches, gift storage products, Foot Wear, and porcelain
Downstairs -  Groceries, Provisions, Fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products and other supermarket items.

Parking is available for 250 cars and bikes.

Pothys Silks ,
Ayurveda College Junction
MG Road , Trivandrum

Contact Phone Number: 2574133, 2574233

Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala. The city is known for its commercial relations with the ancient Romans, 1000BCE back. It is also famous for many historical and tourist destinations like Padbhanabhaswamy temple. Trivandrum is now the economic hub of Kerala. The district is located in the southern part of the state. The location of the district is between 8 degree 17 'and 8 degree 54' north latitude and between 76 degree 41 'and 77 degree 17' east longitude.

Some of the popular places in trivandrum are listed below,

Shangumugham, Mangalapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Nedumangad, Nemam, Venjaramudu, Kovalam, Kaniyapuram, Vizhinjam, Parassala, Vidhura, Kovillur, Balarampuram, Attipara, Kazhakuttam, Varkkallai, Parattipalli, Aruvikkara, Vettur, Agattumuri, Attingal, Kadakkavur, Anjuthengu, Chirayinkeezhu, Palod, Kallar, Kappil, Vamanapuram,  Neyyattinkara, Bonaccord, Murukkumpuzha, Ponmudi, Kovillur, Veli, Poovar

Trivandrum has tropical savanna climate and a tropical monsoon climate. Here the average maximum temperature of 34 ° C and average minimum temperature of 21 ° C. The humidity is high and will increase to about 90% during the monsoon season. The South West Monsoon will arrive during the early days of june and the north west monsoon arrives in October. Trivandrum weather reports sugests that thec city will get around 1700mm rainfall every year. Trivandrum lies in the coasts of karamana and killi rivers. December,January and February were the coldest months whereas March,April and May is the hottest months According to earlier trivandrum weather reports, the lowest temperature recorded during winter season iis 15 degree celcius and highest temperature recorded during summer is 39 degree celcius.

Neyyattinkara name in Malayalam literally means Coast (Kara) of Neyyar river. Neyyar river flowing from Agasthyarkoodam, the highest mountain  at the southern end of the Western Ghats. It is a shrine and popular place of trekking.

Neyyattinkkara, 20 KM away from Trivandrum, is famous for Sree Krishna Swamy Temple, which is said to be made by Marthanda Varma Maharaja, during 18th Century.

Technopark is the IT center of Kerala State based out of Trivandrum which can rightfully claim to be the area of ​​literacy capital. Technopark provides world-class, robust and failsafe physical, power and telecommunications infrastructure, providing uncompromising yet low cost of a favorable environment for the IT industry which is exploited by the individual companies for a competitive advantage. So get ready to find a job in Technopark. Some of the websites you can refer for a job is listed below.

Technopark is a technology park in Trivandrum. The park is dedicated to IT Ventures. It is the first and largest IT park in India. It was launched in 1990. As of 2010, there are around 220 companies and more than 30,000 professionals working there. Trivandrum Technopark is owned and managed by the Government of Kerala and is headed by a Chief Executive Officer.

Trivandrum airport was established by Colonel Goda Varma Raja, husband of Queen Karthika Thirunal of Travancore HH Kingdom in 1932 as a part of Royal Flying Club . Colonel Goda Varma Raja, being a trained pilot, felt the need to accommodate an airport in Trivandrum.. The first flight left from trivandrum airport was on november 1, 1935, to carry messages from the Royal Anchal (Travancore Post) in Bombay. Soon, in 1938, the Royal Government of Travancore bought a plane Dakota private aircraft of Maharaja, and placed first squadron of the Royal Air Force(Travancore) to protect the status of aerial bombardment. After independence, the track was used for the treatment of domestic flights from the domestic terminal T1. There are 3 terminals, T1 and T2 for domestic flights and T3 for international Terminals. The flight office details of Trivandrum International Airport is explained below.

International Flights:
1.Air Arabia(G9)Sharjah162/
2.Air India(AI)Dammam, Kochi, Kozhikode, Male, Riyadh,
3.Air India
Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Chennai, Dammam, Doha,
Dubai, Kochi, Mumbai, Muscat, Salalah, Sharjah
5.Etihad Airways(EY)Abu Dhabi
6.Jet Airways(9W)Dammam, Muscat, Sharjah
7.Kingfisher Airlines(IT)Colombo
8.Kuwait Airlines(KU)Kuwait
10.Oman Air(WY)Muscat
11.Qatar Airways(QR)Doha
12.Silk Air(MI)Singapore
13.Srilankan Airlines(UL)Colombo
14.Tiger Airways(TR)Singapore
Domestic Flights:
1.Air India(AI)Bangalore, Chennai,
Kochi, Mumbai      
Hyderabad, Kochi,
Kolkata,Raipur ,Mumbai
3.Jet Airways(9W0Bangalore, Chennai,
4.Jet Lite(S2)Bangalore,Delhi,
5.Kingfisher Airlines(IT)Bangalore, Chennai,
6.Spicejet(SG)Chennai, Hyderabad
Cargo Operations:
1.Air India Cargo Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai
2.Kingfisher Xpress CargoBangalore
3.Qatar Airways CargoColombo, Doha
4.Saudi Arabian Airlines CargoHong Kong, Dammam
The above mentioned flight timings may or may not change according to the weather conditions. For more office details, please contact to the below given contact number.

Airport Director, AAI (IAD)
Phone Number: 91-471-500283, 91-471-501424 (Extn. 2301)
Addl. General Manager, AAI (NAD),
Phone Number: 91-471-501312, 91-471-503758
Second in Command, AGM (OPS),
Phone Number: 91-471-501464
Deputy. General Manager, AAI (NAD)
Office: Trivandrum International Airport,
Phone Number: 91-471-501420

Trivandrum Medical College was founded in 1951. The college was inaugurated by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. It has the main College building in the center with other institutions of excellence such as the  Nursing College, Dental College, Pharmacy College, Regional Cancer Centre, Centre for Prosthetics, hostels for men and women and residential quarters for the staff  were located inside the campus of Medical College. In addition to MBBS, PG Diploma and Diploma courses in 22 specialties, 10 superspeciality courses, BSc. Nursing, B. Pharm, B. Sc MLT, para medical courses, Diploma in Pharmacy course, etc. are available in this institution. The faculties available in Trivandrum Medical College includes,

Medical College
Medical College Hospital
Eye Hospital
Teaching departments
Sree Avitom Thirunal Hospital
Medical Unit for faculty of Health, Pangappara
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Nursing
Dental College
Regional centre for Artificial Limb Fitting
To Priyadarsini Institute of Medical Sciences
Central Library
Central Workshop
Animal House
College buses
Gas House

The Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram is the place of administration of the Government of Kerala. The important ministries and bureaucratic officers are working here. Secretarait is the highest level of state administrative structure. The secretariat refers to the complex of departments. Here the political heads are the State Ministers. The Government Secretariat is a popular landmark and located in heart of the Thiruvananthapuram City, in MG Road. The Secretariat complex was originally constructed as Durbar Hall for Travancore Kingdom and later changed to Secretariat.The location is famous for political protest and it often witnesses marches and rallies outside its Walls.

The Building's foundation of Kerala Secretariat Complex was laid by the then Maharaja of Travancore Ayilyam Thirunal in 1865 and was completed in 1869. The building was mainly built for the purpose of Maharaja’s meeting with his council of ministers on monthly basis. The building was constructed with the style of both Roman and Dutch architecture. The construction was administrated by the then Dewan (Chief Minister) of Travancore, T. Madhava Rao, whose sculpture is now fixed across the road opposite to Secretariat Complex (Statue). The Secretariat also hosted the Legislative Assembly from 1939, laid by the Lord Wellingdon. But it was later moved to a new building. At that time, the building is known in the name of Huzur or Puthen Kacheri, but it was renamed as Government Secretariat in 1949.

Complex Structure :

Kerala Secretariat Complex contains three blocks, namely North Sandwich Block, Central Block and the South Sandwich Block. The Central Block is the oldest block whereas both North Sandwich Block and South Sandwich Block are newly made. The Central Block has a main door called as Ana Kavadam (literally Elephant Door), which opens to the majestic Durbar Hall, 3 storey and several offices of various departments. In the past, the durbar hall was used by the Travancore rulers with restricted public entry and today the hall is used for public meetings and other state ceremonies.Today the North Sandwich Block and South Sandwich Block houses the offices of Ministers. The office of Kerala Chief Minister and few cabinet ministers are located in North Sandwich Block.

Administration Departments,.

The Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple was built in the 16th century by the kings who ruled the ancient kingdom of Travancore. Local legend says that the kings of Travancore sealed untold wealth in the thick stone walls and arches of the temple. Since independence, the temple was controlled by a Trust run by the descendants of the Travancore royal family. After 1947, the kingdom of Travancore was merged with the princely state of Cochin, which later became the state of Kerala.Inspections on the temple began after the Supreme Court of India has appointed 7 member panel to enter and estimate the valuables stored in its cellars, including the last two chambers thought been opened about 130 years ago.
                                 As already mentioned, there are two closed chambers for 130 years and four have been closed since 1950. The temple itself was the repository of the royal treasury former ruling house of Travancore; dynasty ruled in the name of the temple since the mid-18th century.The rooms were not open to a variety of reasons and the Supreme Court, on a petition that this be done in the national interest, had ordered a committee of seniors, including two retired judges, with the work.

The main treasures found were,

* Three sets of gold crowns of the kings of Travacore.
* Kulasekhrara Perumal crown.
* The precious stones like pearls, emeralds, rubies, sapphires.
* Lots of gold shaped like paddy.
* Approximately 1000 Sarappoli chains, the longest of which is 18 feet long and 4 of these weighs about 2 kg. Total weight of these, including a 10 kg, is more than a quintal.
* Long ropes of gold like the traditional coir rope of Kerala.
* Diamonds, each coasting around 5 crore.
* Hundreds of gold coins stored in bags and wooden boxes.
* Pendants and a number of gold sticks.
* About 100,000 gold and silver coins.
* Golden waistbands studded with diamonds,each weighing 2kg.
* Gold and silver bars weighing 1 to 2 kg each.
* The panel also found the vessels of gold and silver crowns, umbrella and pots of gold worth Rs 10,000 cr.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple Details
Main Deity
Phone Number
0471 - 2450233, 2466830
0471 - 2450233
East Fort
Built in
16th Century


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