Know Your Neighbourhood: Kariyavattom, Trivandrum

Know Your Neighbourhood: Kariyavattom, Trivandrum
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It is said that when investing in property, you need to check out its location first and all the benefits that come with it. Kariyavattom is a well-known area of Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala, and one of the best parts of the city to set up home in. There are a number of premium apartment and villa projects by big brand developers coming up in this area for those who are interested in living away from the pollution and hustle and bustle of the city centre.

Kariyavattom is located between Pangappara and Kazhakoottam localities and is around 3km away from Sreekaryam and 3.5km from Kaniyapuram to the north. It is well-connected with a good network of roads and easy access to excellent infrastructure. There are a number of shopping centres, markets and malls within its neighbourhood. Trivandrum Medical College hospital is just a few minutes’ drive away on the NH47 road that runs through this locality.

According to popular folklore, this area was named Kariyavattom as it was the meeting point of Prince Marthanda Varma (who later went on to become the King of Travancore) with the Ettuveettil Pillamar, where they sat in a circle to discuss on important matters. Here, ‘Karya’ means ‘matter’ and ‘vattom’ means ‘circle’, hence the place got named Kariyavattom.

This location is also popular as an educational hub and home to prominent educational institutions like the University of Kerala campus for postgraduate studies, Kerala University Engineering College, College of Engineering (CET), Government College, Kariyavattom and the Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (LNCPE). Conveniently located near Kariyavattom Junction are three schools too – Government UPS, Mar Gregarious and SDA schools. You will also find Kerala’s largest sports stadium here, the Trivandrum International Stadium, popularly known as Greenfield Stadium too.

Trivandrum’s IT hub, the Technopark is also located in Kariyavattom. It is expanding at a rapid pace and after the current round of development, it is touted to become the country’s largest IT hub. It employs over 60,000 people currently and this number is only growing. Technopark is a haven of job opportunities too and the demand for homes in Kariyavattom is only growing year-on-year.

For those interested in buying homes in Kariyavattom, this is the right time to invest!