Thiruvananthapuram Travel (Trivandrum)
Thiruvananthapuram (known as Trivandrum) the capital of Kerala. Located
at the South Western tip of India, is bounded by the Arabian sea on
the West and Tamil Nadu on the East. The wooded highlands on the Western
Ghats in the Eastern and North Eastern borders give some of the most
enchanting picnic spots, a long shorline, with internationally renowned
beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural
heritage make this district a much sought after tourist destination.
Area - 2192 sq.km
Population - 2,938,583 (1991 census)
Air - thiruvananthapuram international airport 6 kms
from the city.
Rail - there are direct trains to all the main towns
in kerala as well as the major cities in india.
Road - well connected to all towns & cities.
Places to visit :
Kovalam Beach - 16 kms away this Internationally renowned
Beach Resort has been a favourite haunt of tourists since the 1930s.
Kovalam consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The Southernmost,
known as the Lighthouse beach, is the most popular Kovalam offers
accommodation options to suit all budgets.
Padmanabha Swamy Temple - The temple is located inside
the East Fort. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, & a blend of the Kerala
and Dravidian styles of architecture. It is known for its Mural Paintings
and Stone Carvings. One among the 108 sacred Vishnu Temples in India,
the presiding deity in here is Lord Vishnu reclining on anantha the
Kuthiramalika Palace Museum - The palace was built
by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma - the King of Travancore,
who was a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman. This
rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional travancore style of
architecture also has exquisite wood carvings. The palace museum displays
paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family.
The Napier Museum - Built in the 19th century, the
indo - saracenic structure boasts a "natural" Airconditioning system
and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts,
bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings.
The use of plaxtic is banned in the museum premises.
Sree Chitbra Art Gallery - Located near the Napier Museum. This are
gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and
Nicholas Roerich and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore
schools of Art In India. Other places of interest 1.. The zoological
park , priyadarshini planetarium , observatory, shankhumugham beach
& connemera market.
Thiruvallam - 10 kms away this serene backwater stretch
enroute to Kovalam, is famous for its Canoe Rides.
Aruvikkara Dam - 16 kms away this picturesque picnic
spot is on the banks of the Karamana River. Near the Durga Temple
here is a stream full of fish that fearlessly come close to the shore
to be fed by the visitors.
Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin) - The land's end of india
or the point where the three seas meet, is the enchanting kanniyakumari.
It is one of the most popular tourist spots in the country. Part of
the fascination is, of course, the fact that it is the very tip of
the indian peninsula and the confluence of the bay of bengal, the
arabian sea and the indian ocean.
Places of interest at Kanyakumari :
» Tiruvalluvar statue
» Gandhi memorial
» Guganathaswamy Temple
» Vivekananda Rock Memorial & Padmanabhapuram Swami Temple
which is enroute Trivandrum & Kanniyakumari.
Other excursions :
» Vizhinjam rock cut cave
» Koyikkal palace nejumangad
» Neyyar dam.
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the colourful backwaters of Kerala. The Kettuvalloms of
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part of the picturesque backwaters of Kerala, was mainly
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