Thiruvananthapuram is known as the City of temples, Museums, Institutions and land of Art and Culture . The city being the capital is the center spot for the political activities of the State.Thiruvananthapuram is a unique Indian City, which greenery and modernity co exist.
The present Thiruvananthapuram district was part of the erstwhile Travancore State. According to historical records, the State of Travancore was divided into three administrative units during the reign of Maharaja Rama Varma (a.d.1758-1798) – Vadakkemukkom, Patinjaremukhom and Tekkemukkom. Tekkemukhom roughly corresponds to the present district of Thiruvananthapuram, also one of the most preferred holiday destination in Kerala.