1. Formed on July 1, 1949
  2. Old name - Syanandoorapuram.
  3. Known as ‘ District of Palaces’
  4. Travancore University is the first university in Kerala - 1937 , now known as Kerala University.
  5. First Medical College, Engineering college, Fine Arts college, Public library etc in TVM
  6. Ancient university ‘Kandallursala’ was situated at TVM
  7. New Legislative Assembly building was inaugurated on 22 nd May 1998 by KR Narayanan.
  8. Agastya Mala is the highest peak in southern Kerala.
  9. Kerala’s southernmost river Neyyar originates from Agastya Mala.
  10. First Aquatic complex in Kerala - Pirappancode.
  11. First DNA bar coding Centre in Kerala  - Puthenthope.
  12. First Tidal Energy Power Project in India- Vizhinjam.
  13. First Technopark in India - Kazhakuttom
  14. First evening court in Kerala - TVM
  15. First Biosphere reserve in Kerala - Agasthyakoodam.
  16. The first permanent Lok Adalat in South Indian - TVM
  17. First forest Academy in Kerala - Arippa
  18. The first public transport system established in India - TVM
  19. The first Radio station in Kerala- TVM
  20. The first soil museum in India - Parottukonam,TVM
  21. The first british fort in Kerala - Anchuthengu.
  22. First Nirbhaya shelter home - TVM
  23. First Braille Press - TVM
  24. The first Metro city in Kerala - TVM
  25. The first International Airport in Kerala - TVM
  26. The first ATM in Kerala - TVM
  27. First open jail in Kerala - Nettukaltheri, Kattakada
  28. First women jail in Kerala - Neyyattinkara. ( now in TVM)
  29. Biggest jail in Kerala - Poojappura Central Prison.
  30. Kerala’s only one Lion Safari Park - Marakkunnam Island, Neyyar dam.
  31. Old Connemara Market - Palayam.
  32. Aruvikkara Project is on the river Karamana.
  33. Vellayani Lake is the biggest freshwater Lake in TVM
  34. Largest children's park in Kerala - Akkulam.
  35. Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute - Palode.
  36. Guru Gopinath Nadana Gramam - TVM.
  37. Mathilakam rekhakal related to Padmanabhaswamy Temple.
  38. The Global Ayurveda village is started in - TVM
  39. Asan Memorial - Thonnakkal.
  40. Ullur memorial - Jagathy.
  41. Ponmudi Hill Station - TVM
  42. The Life Science Park - Thonnakkal.
  43. Famous Numismatics Museum is at Koyikkal Palace ( Nedumangad)
  44. Santhigiri Ashram - Pothencode
  45. The first entirely Magic themed complex in the world - Magic Planet, Kinfra, Kazhakuttom.
  46. India’s only one IIST -TVM
  47. Janamaithri Suraksha Plan was inaugurated in TVM.
  48. The leading Producer of Tapioca in Kerala - TVM.
  49. The fully mobile connectivity district - TVM.
  50. Birthplace of Mahakavi Kumaranasan - Kayikkara.
  51. The Birthplace of Sree Narayana Guru - Chempazhanthy.
  52. Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Arippa bird Sanctuary, Napier Museum atc are in TVM