Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram is the capital of Kerala state. This ancient city was the spiritual centre of Travancore kings since 11th century and became their capital in 1750.
Sri. Padmanabhaswamy Temple
The 16th century shrine of Lord Vishnu as Sri. Padmanabhaswamy is the most conspicuous landmark of the city. Situated near KSRTC Busstabd at East Fort. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple.

Kuthiramalika(Puthenmalika), Palace Museum
Situated near Padmanabhaswamy temple. This marvellous speciman was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma and used to flourish his artistic thoughts and ideas.It exhibits rare and invaluable collection of the royal family of travancore.
The Government Art/Napier Museum
Situated amidst the beautiful meadows of the Observatory hills. Built by an English architect in honour of Lord Napier, Governer of Madras, in the year 1880. It has a good collection of archaeological and historic artefacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot, ivory carvings, sculptures, musical instruments, four centuries old clock and zoological specimens.
Zoological Gardens
Situated between Palayam and Vellayambalam. It is one of the pioneer zoos in india and is also regarded as the best-laid out zoo in Asia. The Zoo is set in a forest like landscape
Kovalam
Situated 15 Km south of trivandrum city. This internationaly renowned beach has been favourite haunt of tourists since long past and regarded as one of the finest beach resort of the world. Anybody can take a seabath without fear. The beach is ideal for surfing and water skiing.
The nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Airport.
The nearest railway: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Central Station.

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