Statue Junction

Statue Junction is the nerve center of Thiruvananthapuram, located between East Fort and Palayam. Originally known as Mavinmoodu, it later became famous as Statue. The name is derived from the famous statue of Diwan T Madhava Rayar, the then Diwan of the King Rama Varma of Travancore, standing at the center of this square. Statue houses numerous government offices, business and shopping centers of Thiruvananthapuram. A connecting point to various parts of the city, Statue is one of the busiest spots in Thiurvananthapuram. The foremost attractions include the Kerala Secretariat, the seat of administration of the state, District Treasury, Sreedhari Arya Vaidyasala, State Bank of Travancore, Accounts General Office (AG's Office), Cantonment Police Station, British Library, YMCA Trivandrum, Statue Post Office, SMSM Handicraft Emporium, Central Stadium and Press Club. St Peter's Jacobite Church and Mahaganapathy Temple in Punnen Road, positioned in the hustling and bustling part of the city, offer mental succor and tranquility to the visitors. An outlet of DC Books is a favorite haunt for incoming tourists who come in search of books. FoodWorld, close to Statue, is frequented by locals and tourists alike. Accommodation facilities are available at the Comfort Inn Grand Hotel, Hotel Muthoot Plaza, The Residency Tower, Hotel Pankaj and YMCA International Guest House. M G Road (Mahatma Gandhi Road) passes through Statue. Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station (2 km) and Trivandrum International Airport (7 km) are the nearest railway station and airport respectively.

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Kerala Government Secretariat

Kerala Secretariat, the seat of administration of the state, is a mighty whitish Victorian structure located at Statue Junction in Thiruvananthapuram. The construction was started during the period of His Highness Ayilyam Tirunal, the then Maharaja of Travancore and was completed in 1869.
The building is a classical example of British décor and was designed by Barton, a British chief engineer. The crowning of His Highness Chithira Tirunal, the last king of Travancore, was held at the Secretariat. The assembly hall, now a historical monument, attached with the Secretariat complex was inaugurated in 1936. Visitors are allowed only after 15.00 hrs with an entry pass.
Trivandrum International Airport is at Shanghumugham, 7 km from the city and Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is in the heart of the city. British Library, University College and VJT Hall are nearby.

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Thiruvananthapuram General Post Office

General Post Office (GPO) is situated on MG road near Secretariat at Pulimood in Thiruvananthapuram. It is about 7 km from the Trivandrum International Airport and 2 km from the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station. All modern facilities, including speed post service, are available.

Thiruvananthapuram Central Telegraph Office

Central Telegraph Office is situated on MG road, just opposite to the Secretariat at Statue Junction in Thiruvananthapuram. It offers 24 hr service, which include internet, telex and fax


YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) is situated behind Kerala Secretariat at Statue Junction, Thiruvananthapuram. It offers accommodation in well-furnished AC and non-AC rooms. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as telephone and satellite TV. Its cafeteria serves snacks and tea. Room service, hot and cold water supply, laundry, health club, karate club, yoga center, travel assistance and ample car parking space are the added features. A room for prayers and meditation is attached. Its halls are available for conducting meetings, exhibitions and other functions. YMCA is around 2 km from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station and 9 km from Trivandrum International Airport.

Institute of Journalism

Institute of Journalism, an arm of the Trivandrum Press Club in Kerala, engages in training of fresh talents for the profession of journalism. The institute was established in 1968 by M Sivaram, a veteran journalist and author. It offers a one year postgraduate diploma course (part time) in journalism approved by the Government of Kerala. The institute is situated behind the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram.