Trivandrum is the capital of Travancore, the home of His Highness the Maharaja, the seat of Government, and the headquarters for the various Governmental departments. It is a city of 105,000, made beautiful by the wealth of tropical greenery so characteristic of the West Coast.

Except in the fort and the immediate surroundings, there is very little congestion, so that Trivandrum may rightly be called a spacious city. It has a large number of well constructed big buildings.... [Hatch 148]

Closer view of the central tower of the Victoria Jubilee Town Hall





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