It was the capital city of the erstwhile Travencore kingdom which was said to be the most powerful province in Kerala in the past. Many of its streets are filled with buildings of both colonial era and ancient Kerala style architecture. Take a stroll along these streets you can feel them telling the stories of the ancient past. The city is built around a Hindu temple, Padmanabha Swamy temple, said to be the richest Hindu temple in the world.
There are many such wonders hidden in this mesmerizing land. Along with many other peculiarities, it is the political capital of Kerala also. This land is wedged between the Arabian sea on one side and the western ghats on the other side. Having many beaches, rivers and lakes, backwaters, hill stations this land is a blessing of the nature. With many museums, monuments, worship centres of different religions, facilities for different types of both adventure and leisure activities, it is a haven for anyone who visits this land in search of ancient history and leisure.
The wonderful variety of food items is another speciality of this place, Catering to the needs of any person with different choices, the food culture of this land attracts the food lovers also.