365 Places: Thiruvananathapuram

Day 45: Thiruvananathapuram, Kerala, India

Today I will meditate a little longer on our dream trip to India to contemplate Thiruvananathapuram, close to the southern tip of India and the capital city of the Kerala region, where we will probably end our journey to India.

I know very little about India in real terms. Although I have Indian friends, love Indian food and interested in learning about Ayurvedic health principles, I know very little about the country itself – its history, its cities and its landscape; making this project a real learning experience for me.

Thiruvananathapuram’s history dates back to 1000BC and is one of India’s oldest cities, and is referenced in Greek and Roman literature.

In terms of the geography, Thiruvananthapuram is a seaside town, built on seven hills, making it seem like a powerfully symbolic and spiritual place, which would appear to be true. The Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Website says:

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.

It is also a place with beautiful beaches, by the look of Kovalam Beach pictured below.

Over the coming months, I am looking forward to learning much more about India. I am also keen for people to offer their own advice and suggestions for great places to visit, to help shape this pipe dream into a reality.

References
Thiruvananthapuram Corporation Website
Thiruvananthapuram Travel

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Tracey M Benson is a lover of travel, having a diverse background as an artist, writer and researcher. Working with online environments since 1994, Tracey's experience includes providing digital media, web and social media solutions to government, non-profit, private industry and tertiary sectors. Her focus is on sustainability behaviour change and the use of communications and emerging technologies to empower community and build culture.

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3 comments on “365 Places: Thiruvananathapuram
  1. bytetime says:

    Reblogged this on Geokult and commented:

    Another post for 365 Places – daydreaming about India

  2. inesephoto says:

    Thank you for taking me to the places:) Have a wonderful weekend!

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