Kowdiar is a picturesque place situated between Vellayambalam-
Road in Thiruvananthapuram
. It is one of the quite residential areas in the city.
The place, famous for the Kowdiar Palace, was the home of the late Maharaja Sree Chithra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma and his family. Raj Bhavan, Trivandrum Tennis Club, Golf Club, Narmada Shopping Complex, Salvation Army Complex and School, Nirmala Bhavan School and
Christ Nagar School
are the major landmarks of this area. Mahadevar Temple, a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva
, is opposite to the Nirmala Bhavan School. Peroor Sree Krishna Swamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna
, is around one km away.
Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station
(6 km) and Trivandrum International Airport
(13) are the nearest railhead and airport respectively.