India : Safety by City
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Thiruvananthapuram also is known as Trivandrum is the capital of the Indian state Kerala which is located in the southwestern part of the Malabar coast of India.
It is known to be a major tourist center that offers a wide range of attractions such as Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the beaches of Kovalam and Varkala, the backwaters of Poovar and Anchuthengu and its Western Ghats tracts of Ponmudi and the Agastyamala.
Thiruvananthapuram is considered to be one of the safest places in India where one could easily and freely travel if take all the below mentioned pieces of advice.
Warnings & Dangers in Thiruvananthapuram
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Overall it can be claimed that it is a safe destination for tourists if all precautions measures will be taken and one will ensure somehow their safety through not looking very expensive.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Transport infrastructure is relatively developed in the city and as a result, traveling facilities are available almost everywhere but still considered to be not always safe. Still, Indian taxis are not the most recommended mean of transportation due to some happenings that took place.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
Pickpockets are often met here due to their not so pleasant situation of the country and therefore it is advisable to keep a close look at your belongings especially on your documents.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
There are some considerable natural disaster risks that can somehow affect you as a tourist and mainly the fact that this part of India is sensitive to sea surge and severe coastal erosion. Therefore, it is advisable to keep a close look at national websites in order to get updated related to the situation and measures that should be taken in case of an emergency.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
There is an increasing number of violent crimes in the country, meaning that in order for you to avoid such unpleasant cases you should take all measures to safeguard your possessions as well as yourself. For this to happen you should avoid visiting some not so populated regions of the city alone.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Terrorist attacks happening in the city can not be ruled out and the only solution to this would be to follow the advice of public authorities in case of emergency.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
There are scammers in the city but these could be easily avoided through using your common sense and not being easily influenced. If you feel some pressure on your choice from an unknown party it is advisable to report this behavior to public authorities.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
As it is believed to be a safe place for all tourists, it also can be claimed to be safe for sole women even. However, still, be aware of the risks.
So... How Safe Is Thiruvananthapuram Really?
Overall it is a safe destination for you as a tourist from almost all perspectives, but it is advisable to take all measures in order to preserve your safety and security.
In recent years with the development of tourism in the city and the rather not so positive situation of the countries the cases of robberies, thefts, and crime, in general, have increased, which means that you as a tourist should choose wisely your accommodation which will ensure that all your belongings are safe.
Also, of course, it is recommended to always have a mobile phone from which in case of emergency you will be able to call and emergency phone numbers.
Even if it is claimed to be one of the safest cities of India it is still advisable to not walk alone at night is not so populated places as in this way you will be able to ensure your safety and instead of this take a daylight tour.
It is believed that the biggest amount of pickpockets can be met in the train stations and there as well you can meet the taxi drivers that will take advantage of your tourist posture and as a result take higher fees for your trip.
It is also advisable to dress properly when visiting sacred templates as only in this way you will not feel the pressure from the locals’ side.
Taking everything into account and following all the above-mentioned pieces of advice you will be able to safely enjoy your trip.
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- Visas - It depends on your citizenship whether you need a visa or not, but all the required information is clearly provided by the web-site of the public authorities.
- Currency - The local currency is the so-called Indian Rupee which is believed to be a heavily regulated currency and as a result, it can not be taken out of the country and only exchanged on the arrival.
- Weather - The climate of the city is considered to be a mixed one and namely tropical savanna and tropical monsoon.
- Airports - Trivandrum International Airport is the airport of the city that operates a wide range of flights also it is the first airport in the state of Kerala and one of the oldest airports in India as well as in the World.
- Travel Insurance - As it is always recommended to have travel insurance while traveling, no matter the destination and Thiruvananthapuram is not an exception.
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1 Review on Thiruvananthapuram
When I was there, I had a blast! The food was excellent and it was great to experience the local cuisine. I found your article pre trip and found the trips useful to help stay safe in a new place!