Monday, July 4, 2011

Kovalam-Trivandrum-Kovalam

Entrance to Kerala Palace. Architecture mirrors life. (Kerala Palace) It has
developed of its own Kerala, based on the science of Vaasthu.
The impressive structure at the Kerala Palace are centuries old. 


Day 02
After breakfast, we will proceed for full day excursion of Trivandrum (Triruvananthapuram, its new name) the capital of Kerala. We start our sightseeing from Napier Museum - Dating back to 1880, the Napier Museum building combines the Mughal, Kerala, Chinese and Italian architectural styles. The museum offer glimpses of "Kerala's" rich cultural heritage. The museum showcases an excellent collection of bronzes historic ornament, ivory carvings and chariots and life size figurines of "Kathakali" dancers in full costume.

Then we proceeded to Kuthiramal Museum also known as Kuthira Malika (Mansion of Horses) - a place built by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma. Later on visit Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, spread over the area of 2,400 sq meter and believed to be over 260 years old. The temple with his gopuram (tower) towering majestically is believed to be among the 108 shrines sacred to the Vaishnav in India.

Along the journey get to see row of shops selling the local tit bits and handicraft  ....



Napier Museum


Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
( Discovered to be one of the richest temple in the world)


Local hand-made products


Natalia playing with the new bought voilin




Local Tit bits



Local Handicraft



For more info on Trivananthapuram
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thiruvananthapuram

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