Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala is well connected by air, rail and road with all major cities in India. It is 200 km away from Kochi, the business capital of Kerala. The internationally renowned Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple is located in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city. The famous Kovalam beach is 15 km from city. Other places of tourist attraction include Munnar at 150Km, Ponmudi hills, Neyyar Dam, Veli tourist village (backwaters), Poovar island, Jatayu Park, Varkala beach etc. Kanyakumari, a pilgrimage and tourist spot is only 90 km from Thiruvananthapuram.