The lush forest cover of Thiruvananthapuram inspired The Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi to coin this sobriquet of “Evergreen City of India” for this city.The capital city is the IT hub of the state and is a fast growing medical tourism destination too.This city built on hills along the sea shore enjoys the reputation of having been visited by the largest number of foreign tourists.
If you are in Kerala for a little longer you could always pamper yourself with a few lessons in Kathakali, the local dance form, Yoga classes and the famous Kerala ayurvedic therapy. Also called as the "Gods own Capital" it has a lot to offer to people visiting it. One could take a trip to the richest temple in the whole world, the Padmanabhapuram Palace, or follow the off beaten track into the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, get infotained at the Napier museum, the zoological park, the Keralan museum or the Sree Chithra Art Gallery, or revisit the childhood days with a visit to the Chacha Nehru's Childrens Museum which has a massive collection of dolls, face masks and even paintings.
The city has several luxury hotels and also offers opportunity for home stay where one could relish the authentic taste of the famous local spices and the culinary specialities all home cooked.The local food offers a lavish spread of both vegetarian dishes, pickles, chutneys, snacks and for the non-vegetarians a variety of exotic sea food.