Trivandrum, also known as Thiruvananthapuram is the sprawling capital city of Kerala, the coastal Indian state that’s also known as ‘God’s own Country’. The state is bound by the blue-green Arabian Sea on one side and by the dense greenery of the Western Ghats on the other. The lush greenery found here is a sight for sore eyes and the golden beaches and swaying coconut grooves make for luxurious living in the lap of nature.
The city’s history dates back to the 10th century AD and has a rich political and cultural heritage; in 1729, his royal highness, Marthanda Varma founded the princely state of Thiruvithaamkoor and made Trivandrum its capital in 1745, after shifting it from Padmanabhapuram in Tamil Nadu. The state of Kerala officially took birth on the 1st of November in 1956 with Trivandrum as its capital, which has a long associated history with academia and artistry. Interestingly, the city got its name from the word ‘thiru-anantha-puram’, which translates literally into ‘City of Lord Anantha.
Modern Trivandrum is a hotbed of political activities as well as numerous colleges and an IT park; the advent of Technopark into this city has brought in a myriad of changes as there has been an insurgency of a young generation of techies from all over the country, taking the city a step further to becoming a multi-cultural hub. The city is also expanding more and more with new building projects and malls coming up in all corners, making it an attractive place for the indigenes.
With the city’s growing population, housing needs are also increasing and Trivandrum has now gone into longitudinal growth over the past few years, with more and more multi-storied apartments complexes coloring the skyscape of the city.
A recent survey shows that Trivandrum is the best city to live in Kerala as compared to other tier 1 cities in the state. By virtue of its being the seat of power in the state, the city also has better roads, infrastructure and electricity and water supply as compared to other cities. It is a quiet and peaceful place comparatively, where the locals speak English and a smattering of Hindi too, aside from Malayalam, due to the high literacy level.
Home rentals in Trivandrum are cheaper than in other big cities of Kerala and if you are thinking of buying an apartment, then Trivandrum is the ideal place is it’s less expensive compared to other places, aside from being a great place for bringing up a family.
Posh areas like Kowdiar, Kuravankonam, Vazhuthacaud and Vellayambalam in the city are great for living in, as they are close to a majority of the facilities that the city offers. Of recent, other places like Akkulam, Sreekariyam and Kazhakuttam are also seeing a frenzy of building activity with numerous apartment complexes sprouting up for those people who want to enjoy the relative peace and quiet of the suburbs, as well as be closer to Technopark. Not so surprisingly, Artech Realtors are the main leaders in high-rise buildings in all these areas, providing quality homes to the inhabitants of Trivandrum city.