Thiruvananthapuram Off The Beaten Path

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    Sankhumugham Beach

    by ushar Written May 25, 2009

    Sankhumugham Beach is very near to Trivandrum Internationa Airport and 8 kms away from the Trivandrum city. Sunset watching is interesting to viewers. An indoor recreation club, the matsya kanyaka \mermaid ( sculpture made by famous Kanayi Kunjuraman) and restaurant shaped like a star fish are some of the attractions.

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    Sreepadam Palace/Post Office

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 23, 2009
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    This wonderful looking building, built in 1815 by the British in a colonial style, is located just to the west of the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Today it's the rather impressive home of a post office complete with different coloured post-boxes out front.

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    Padmanabhapuram Palace

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 24, 2009
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    Padmanabhapuram Palace is located close to the town of Thuckalay, about 50km (30 miles) southeast of Trivandrum. The palace was constructed around 1601 by Iravipillai Iravivarma Kulasekhara Perumal who ruled the state of Travancore between 1592 and 1609. From 1590 to 1790, the state was run from here before it was moved to Trivandrum and so the palace lost its former glory. However, the palace complex is regarded to be the best example of traditional Keralan architecture, and some portions of the sprawling complex are also the hall mark of traditional Kerala style building art.

    Laid out in a sequence of four adjoining walled compounds, comprising public and private zones, the palace has richly carved wooden ceilings, sculpted pillars, slatted windows, and pagoda-like tiled roofs. The palace complex consists of several structures: Mantrasala (King's Council Chamber); Thai Kottaram (Mother's Palace - believed to have been constructed before 1550); Nataksala (Hall of Performance), a four-storeyed building at the centre of the Palace complex and Thekee Kottaram (Southern Palace).

    Even though the palace is a bit out of the way, it shouldn't be missed and can be visited by taking a Kanyakumari bound bus from Trivandrum where you should get off at Thuckalay.

    Open: 9am-1pm & 2-4.30pm every day except Mondays. Admission: Rs50 & Rs25 for camera.

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    Koyikkal Palace

    by yumiyun Written May 15, 2003

    The palace originally built for Umayamma Rani of the Venad royal family is now converted into Folklore Museum. Along with various traditional music instruments, agricultural tools and handicrafts, remians of Greek and Roman coins brought to Kerala by way of trade are among the collections. Models of Kerala ritual performance such as Theyyams are also exhibited.

    The palace cum museum is located 18km from the city, in Nedumangad, on the way to Ponmudi Hill.

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    Science and Technology Museum.

    by ushar Written Aug 24, 2005

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    It is located near Mascot Hotel (near PMG Junction). It offers an idea of the growth of science and technology in our country

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    Akkulam Lake

    by ushar Written Sep 1, 2005

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    Being a popuilar retreat for the city dwellers, this lake has boating facility and a largest children's park in Kerala

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    Pon Mudi

    by ushar Written Sep 1, 2005

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    Ponmudi is a beautiful hill station situated at an altitued of 610 metres above sea level and is famous for its pleaasant climate.

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    Veli Lagoon

    by ushar Updated Sep 1, 2005

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    It is a tourist Village near the Trivandrum airport and an ideal picnic spot where the large lake merges with the sea by a narrow sand bar

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    chilli fest

    by 6aruna Written Nov 13, 2009

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    green chillies enticing tourists to a chilli baji, which is chilli dipped in batter and fried.
    One of the crowded stalls during onam fare

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