While ‘best’ is a subjective word, a critical analysis of popular opinions on what makes anything best is enough to derive at a more satisfying definition for best. However, for Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, and the people living there, ranking it as the best city in India does not come as a surprise. They would only give a smile and carry on with their business. So what is exciting to brood for everyone is to understand the elements that make Trivandrum, the capital city of the most literate and one of the most comprehensively developed states in India, the best city in India.

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Urban Governance

Being a city that has power decentralized to the local bodies, like many other towns and Panchayats in Kerala, Trivandrum gets the best rank when it comes to striving for decentralized development. In fact, one cannot attribute this to be the innate nature of Trivandrum alone. Kerala, in general, is exceptionally well performing when it comes to decentralized development. As a result, most amenities can be seen everywhere in Kerala and especially in, being the capital city of the state, Trivandrum.


One of the most attractive aspects of Trivandrum, when compared to other cities like Kochi and Calicut, is the infrastructure of Trivandrum. The roads and transportation are really efficient. As the roads, being comparatively bigger than other cities in Kerala, are able to carry traffic smoothly without usually tiring, people find the city more travel-friendly for intra-city travel and commutations. Another important aspect that must be understood is the efficient transportation schedules run by KSRTC towards every nook and corner of the city. Trivandrum also has an international airport which is inside the city and is pretty crowded. It also has one of the biggest railway stations in Southern Railway and many trains that commute to various places in India start and stop their journey at Trivandrum Central Railway Station.

Government Offices

This is a no-brainer for everyone as Trivandrum in the capital city of Kerala. This particularly makes it easy for people to get everything done. This is a huge advantage for the people staying in Trivandrum as they do not have to travel for days to Trivandrum to get anything done from the secretariat. For others from Calicut, Kannur, Wayanad and Kasargode, getting anything done from the Secretariat is a matter of days–and usually more than two.

Flourishing Tourism

Trivandrum is one of the rare places in India where modern amenities, cultural heritage and natural splendour meet and complement each other. The city is endowed with some of the most modern facilities in terms of hotels, schools, sports arenas and infrastructure. Trivandrum and its culture are a loud attraction wherever one goes. Apart from these, the natural beauty of the capital of Kerala is worth noting, making it extremely easy for the people to go on a vacation to places like Thenmala, Neyyar Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary, Anjuthengu Fort and Kovalam Beach along with several other beaches.

These elements complement the lives of the people living in Trivandrum making it the best city to live in India.