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The present campus is located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala also called God’s own country. Known as the Temple city, Thiruvananthapuram can be roughly translated as the City of the Sacred Anantha, the snake deity on whom Lord Vishnu reclines. This city is in the extreme south of the west coast and is considered as the safe haven protected by the seven hills of the Sahyadris on the east and by the Arabian Sea on the west.

The main campus is functioning at Valiamala, which is 18 kilometers from Trivandrum Central Railway Station and 30  Kilometers from the Airport. It is an eco-friendly campus located near LPSC  of  ISRO. The closest town is the Nedumangad Muncipality, the most important business and trade hub in the proximity. Nedumangad is also the transit point to various touristic and historical places in Trivandrum like Agastyarkoodam, the Koyikkal palace and the Ponmudi Hills.

The campus  have an extension of facilities at the Upper Sanatorium, in the picturesque Ponmudi Hills, where the Institute proposes to construct an observatory, associated space science laboratory, space science complex and a guest house in 20 acres area. Ponmudi is the most fascinating Hill resort in Thiruvananthapuram, it is about 3000 feet above the sea level. The verdure winding up the hills all the way to the clouds is something unique to these hills. The green hills are endowed with spools of cool mist, different kinds of exotic species of butterflies and winding brooks and rivulets. They offer a sensuous feast to any nature lover and hint genuine adventure to trekkers. The new campus have a striking similarity with the UC Berkeley, as the campus in the plains  look upward to the laboratories and observatories in the Arboretum situated in the Ponmudi hills. This is the place where the minds coalesce with the most delicate and aesthetic contours of nature.

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