Anantha Padmanabha, a form of Lord Vishnu, is considered as the presiding deity of Thiruvananthapuram.
The 'moolasthanam' (origin) of this temple is believed to be the lake temple at Ananthapura in Kasaragod district, some 500km north of Thiruvananthapuram.
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Estuaries, lagoons, lakes and a network of interconnecting canals make the bulk of its backwater tourism. Kerala has plenty of backwater tourism hotspots, however some backwater destinations are immensely popular.
Boasted as the longest backwater cruise in Kerala, the Kollam to Alappuzha (Quilon to Alleppey) boat ride is an 8 hours affair. The route practically connects the two towns.
Monsoon hits Kerala coast first before its sweeps its way up through the Indian subcontinent.