Travancore, a native state of India, under British protection, at the southern extremity of the peninsula, between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. It is connected with the Madras Presidency, and has an area of 6,730 square miles. The state is traversed by spurs of the Western Ghats, beyond which a plain, 10 miles in width, densely covered with areca palms and cocoa-nuts, stretches along the coast. In the valleys are many lagoons, formed from the overflow of the rivers. The products include rice, pepper, cocoa-nut, areca-nut, copra, and tobacco. Trivandrum is the capital.