Vellanad, the first grama panchayat in India to have a full-fledged Geographic Information System, is a small sleepy village situated 25 km north-east of Thiruvananthapuram
city. Covered by rubber plantations, Vellanad and its surroundings are the main points of interest. Mitraniketan
, a community based research and experiential learning center is situated here. Vellanad Devi Temple, dedicated to Bhadrakali
are situated here.
Vellanad can be reached by bus from Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Station and City Bus Station.