Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, is a city built on a series of seven hills that gradually descend to the sea. Formerly the seat of the Kings and Princes of Travancore, Thiruvananthapuram is rich in its culture and heritage. Even today this fast growing city reflects its royal past through its spectacular architecture and the proud bearing of its inhabitants.A blend of the old ways and new, Thiruvananthapuram is a city that, while retaining its tradition, has embraced modernity with open arms.
Today the city hums and throbs with the frenzied business activity that goes on. And being well connected by land, rail and air is not only beneficial to trade, but also has brought in a major influx of tourists. there is a noticeable shift in attitudes and lifestyles, and Thiruvananthapuram is fully poised to cater to the effects of modern civilization.
Thiruvananthapuram Development Authority (TRIDA) is constituted for the implementation of planned and scientific development for trivandrum city and adjoining area. The jurisdiction of the authority extends to the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation and 10 surrounding panchayats.