St. Andrews, Kerala

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St. Andrews Place
town
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thiruvananthapuram
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration KL-22
Website http://www.standrews.co.in

St. Andrews is a seaside hamlet located in the Trivandrum district of Kerala. It is famous for its sandy beach and the jovial nature of its residents. St. Andrews is 15 km from Trivandrum International Airport and four km from Kazhakoottam. Lots of parties and festive activities can be seen in this place during the Christmas-New Year season. The St. Andrews Parish church started taking shape in the year 1918. History tells that the Portuguese visited this place and the name St. Andrews was derived from the name "Sandandarae" (the correct Portuguese word was "Santo Andarae" which means Saint Andrew). The historical records from the Travancore regime shows a place Sandandare west of Kazhakoottam and Chempazhanthy. Jyoti Nilayam Higher Secondary School is situated at St. Andrews.

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