Trivandrum is an ancient city with a history that is strongly linked with royalty. This gracious capital city of Kerala is spread out over seven green hills and bordered by the Arabian Sea on one side. In a survey conducted by The Times of India between the five major cities of Kerala, Trivandrum came out tops.
Trivandrum, traditionally known as Thiruvananthapuram, has a rich political and cultural history that dates back to the 10th century. In 1729, King Marthanda Varma founded the princely state of Thiruvithaamkoor and shifted its capital from Padmanabhapuram in present-day Tamil Nadu to Trivandrum in 1745. And when Kerala state took birth after India’s independence, the tradition continued with Trivandrum still remaining as the capital.
The royal family’s interest in arts and academia helped in building solid foundations for many present-day colleges and art auditoriums. Even today, Trivandrum is a major educational hub aside from being home to many IT industries offering numerous job opportunities. Modernization and the advent of the Technopark have led to an insurgency of a young generation of talented Indians, making Trivandrum a multi-cultural hub.
With a growing population and increasing housing needs, buildings are now growing vertically with multi-storey buildings becoming the norm. Gated apartment complexes are becoming a popular housing option for the new generation of homebuyers. With the present busy modern-day lifestyles, gated community living offers all the amenities on the home turf itself so you can have a more relaxed life.
For those of you looking to buy a new home, some of the best locations to go home-hunting include Kowdiar, Vazhuthacaud, Vellayambalam and Sasthamangalam. These posh areas form part of the city center and are close to a majority of the important facilities needed for comfortable living. The roads and utilities in these areas are in excellent order, being the location where the elite and well-to-do usually live.
Pollution is also less in these areas with green parks nearby for recreational activities. These areas also boast of a number of entertainment options, including the Nishagandhi open auditorium, Tagore centenary hall, VJT Hall, Chandrashekharan Nair stadium, Vylopilly Samskriti Bhavan, Museum grounds and the lively Shanghamugham beach.
For those who love the peace and quiet of the suburbs, Aakulam is a new destination where real estate developers are now headed. Homes here are ideally located close to the IT hub, Technopark.
Not surprisingly, Artech Realtors has already capitalized on the value of these areas, providing quality residential apartment projects available here.