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Trivandrum, Capital City of Kerala - "God's Own Country"
Thiruvananthapuram or Trivandrum, the southern most district in Kerala, is bordered by the Kollam district on the north and Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari districts of Tamil Nadu on the east and south respectively. Trivandrum is the capital city of Kerala, "God's Own Country". The city derives its name from the deity at the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a major landmark. This city and district are popularly known by its anglicized name - Trivandrum.
Trivandrum boasts of foremost R&D institutions of national and international importance such as the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) and India’s first technology park and among the two largest IT parks in India today - Technopark, Trivandrum. Technopark is the IT hub of the State of Kerala. Thiruvananthapuram is famed in the educational sector too, prominent examples being the College of Engineering (CET), Trivandrum and Trivandrum International School. CET is the largest engineering college in Kerala and one of the biggest in India. Trivandrum International School is Kerala’s first and only authentic International school with International curriculum, faculty, learning environment and facilities.
Thiruvananthapuram, a hub for Ayurvedic treatments and Yoga, is regarded as a major Indian healthcare and tourism destination. The city is fast emerging as a global destination for medical tourists with major Thiruvananthapuram hospitals such as the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in Thiruvananthapuram including medical tourism in their agenda. Trivandrum Medical College, founded in 1951, is one of the premier medical colleges of India.
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