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    Varkala~Beach

    by radz Written Jul 8, 2004

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    Papanasam beach,Varkala


    Varkala is divine,its 57km north of Thiruvanathapuram.
    Now its famous for beautiful "Papanasam" beach,not very much touristy.
    And the rocky cliffs on both sides,moonsoon time the waves sometimes comes near to cliff.It has been raining morning,when we went afternoon ,beach was desered only few ppl walking and the bird was giving us company :). Varkala you can take swim.Peak season how it looks you can
    see the pic at my travalogue ,it was taken last summer.
    I loved this beach:).

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    Shangumugam beach

    by radz Written Jul 8, 2004

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    Shangumugam beach


    Shangumugam beach is in Thiruvananthapuram ,8km from city,near Airport.Here only I find people walking,kids playing even though its 2pm :),
    and few childran trying to catch fish using local fishing net.They said sunset is best to watch here,but i coun't go evening there.
    Near by park you can see the gigantic, 35 m long mermaid(sculpture),
    as if she is taking rest after bath :)).

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  • Fishing boats and fishermen at Kovalam

    by indiaaah Written Nov 21, 2003

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    Early evening the fishing boats go out to see... maybe 30-40 in a train. As the sun sets and the stars come up, the boats light their little lamps and you see these glitter on the dark, choppy sea.

    The coming back of these wooden fishing boats is equally enchanting. At Vizhingam harbour, about 15 minutes from Kovalam (which is about 30 minutes away from Trivandrum, by car)

    Sea-fresh fish can be had at the many small restaurants by the seafront... lobsters, crab, prawns, kingfish, sear fish... the way you like it sauteed, fried or cooked Kerala-style with a lot of spice. Don't hesitate to tell the waiter of your preference.

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  • Napier Museum, Zoo

    by nicekarmah Updated May 27, 2003

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    Napier Museum is one of the oldest museums in India. The museum and the park surrounding it is one of the popular hang outs of the locals. The adjoining zoo is worth a visit, especially if you have kids with you. With in the museum compound, there is a Natural History Museum, Art Gallery, Snake Park etc.

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    Palace Museum

    by yumiyun Written Feb 24, 2003

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    Kuthira Malika is a former palace of Swat Tirunal made of timber with exquisite curving. The upper storey of south portion of the palace contains 122 horses supporting the eave of the roof. Now functioning as a museum, this is the only portion of the place open for the public.

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    Padmanabhaswamy Temple

    by yumiyun Written Feb 24, 2003

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    Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is located at the heart of Trivandrum city inside East Fort. The temple is said to exist as early as 3rd century BC.

    Stone carvings cover the exterior of temple while inside is Lord Vishnu reclining on Anantha the Serpent. Unfortunately, the entrance is permitted only to Hindus.

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    Varkala Beach

    by SirRichard Written Nov 15, 2002

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    Pilgrims at the beach

    Varkala (50 kms north of Trivandrum) is a wonderful little paradise. It has a nice cozy beach, fantastic cliffs with palm trees and is one of the main pilgrimage centers in the State.
    Though it has a very touristic side (up in the cliffs), you can still find unspoiled places if you go to the town or visit the temples.

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    The Backwaters

    by SirRichard Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Chinese Nets in the backwaters

    Some 70 kms north of Trivandrum is Kollam, where you can take one of the boats that takes you through the "Backwaters" channels till Allepey. The boat takes 8 and a half hours, costs 250 Rs and leaves at 10:30. So if you go, plan to stay overnight there, it's not a 1 day trip.
    You pass through quiet beautiful channels borded by palm trees, and see some of the famous "chinese nets", as well as everyday life of the people who live there.

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    Royal Loo

    by y2ketan2007 Written Feb 10, 2013

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    For King's Guests from Europe !

    This amazing loo was made for European guests who visited the Padmanabhapuram palace a couple of centuries ago.The back rest was specially made for the visitors for their comfort !

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    Royal Kitchen

    by y2ketan2007 Written Feb 10, 2013

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    Royal Kitchen - Padmanabhapuram Palace

    The massive royal kitchen in Padmanabhapuram palace about 70 KM from Trivandrum.Here you find the massive ceramic Chinese pots used to store pickles.

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    St mary's church

    by 6aruna Written Jun 23, 2010

    This baroque styled church is recently built-1950. Built atop a hill it provides a good view of the green city

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    St George's Orthodox Syrian Church

    by Willettsworld Written Sep 23, 2009
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    This lovely church is located along MG Road, just north of the Secretariat Building. It was elevated to cathedral status on the 23rd June 1991 after being consecrated on the 22nd December 1900.

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    kanakakkunnu palace

    by 6aruna Updated Sep 23, 2009

    This is a lovely building built on a small hill. The green tree filled lawns are good for an afternoon siesta

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    Vizhinjam harbour

    by PierreZA Updated Nov 9, 2008

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    Vizhinjam harbour
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    This small harbour village is not far from Kovalam. It is a relaxed village with fishermen doing their daily tasks.
    It is nice to spend an hour or two here.

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