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Vanchiyoor is a locality in downtown Thiruvananthapuram city, the capital of the India state of Kerala. Vanchiyoor occupies an important place in the history of Travancore. It was the district headquarters and most important offices were situated here. There are a lot of heritage monuments in the area. Major administrative, commercial, government and judicial establishments are still located in Vanchiyoor. It is part of Vanchiyoor Village, which holds the prominent administrative headquarters and landmarks of Kerala. Proximity with major educational institutions, offices and shopping centres coupled with easy road connectivity with all parts of the city make it a favoured residential locale in Thiruvananthapuram. Vanchiyoor is from Statue Junction, about from Palayam and from the central railway and bus stations. Trivandrum International Airport lies to the southwest of Vanchiyoor.