Thiruvananthapuram also known as Trivandrum, the capital of the state of Kerala is a beautiful seaside city built on seven hills. It is one of the oldest cities in India, with periodic references in many Greek and Roman literatures.The city is characterized by its undulating terrain of low coastal hills with narrow winding lanes and busy commercial alleys. Along with its natural and historical significance, the city is also popular for its ancient temples that are renowned for its architecture and which makes Thiruvananthapuram as one of the most visited pilgrim centers of India. Thiruvananthapuram became the capital of Travancore in 1750. The city gets its name from the word, Thiru-anantha-puram, meaning the city of Anantha or “the town of Lord ANANTHA”, the abode of the sacred Serpent Anantha on which Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Hindu trinity, reclines. The city has a tropical climate and therefore does not experience distinct seasons. The mean maximum temperature is 34°C and the mean minimum temperature is 21°C. Humidity is high, and rises to about 90% during the monsoon season. Thiruvananthapuram is ranked first in the number of foreign tourists visiting Kerala and is a fascinating destination for holidaymakers.