Thiruvananthapuram Historical Timeline
Thiruvananthapuram has a strong history which is reflected through this pictorial timeline.The important events that have shaped the history of Thiruvananthapuram is outlined here.
The English East India Company tried to have control at Anchuthengu.
The rise of modern Thiruvananthapuram began with accession of Marthanda Varma.
Thiruvananthapuram was made the capital of Travancore.
Maharaja Swathi Thirunal ushered in an epoch of cultural progress and economic prosperity.
Beginning of English education by opening an English school at Thiruvananthapuram.
An observatory and a charity hospital were established at Thiruvananthapuram.
During the reign of Ayilyam Thirunal, a fully equipped Arts College was started.
The Shri Moolam Assembly came into being.
The rule of Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma
The promulgation of Temple Entry Proclamation
Establishment of the University of Travancore, which later became the Kerala University.
A political conference of the Congress was held in the city under the presidency of Dr. Pattabi Sitaramaiah.
With the end of the British rule, Travancore chose to join the Indian union.
The first popular ministry headed by Pattom Thanu Pillai was elected.
March 24, 1948
When the state of Kerala was formed, Thiruvananthapuram became the capital of the new state.
Nov 1, 1956
Establishment of Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS).
The first Indian space rocket was developed and launched from the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC).
Establishment of Technopark—India's first IT park.