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Private Tour: Half-Day Kerala Deluxe Houseboat Backwater Tour in Alappuzha
"Be picked-up at your hotel at 10:30am and drive to Alleppy to board the boat at 12:30pm. Have a welcome drink and start cruising through the Punnamada Lake venue of the famous Nehru Trophy Boat Race. Enjoy the panoramic views of Vembanad Lake and get glimpses of village life along the banks. At 1:00pm boat will stop for a lavish menu lunch of traditional Kerala cuisine.  At 3:00pm continue the cruise covering village paddy fields canals surrounded with palm trees and churches.  At 4:30pm enjoy an evening coffee or tea with traditional Kerala style snacks. The cruise ends at 5:00pm. You may choose if you want to be dropped off at the boat jetty or back at your hotel."""Enjoy a 5-hour houseboat cruise from Alappuzha in a traditional kettuvallam. The non-air-conditioned rice-boat cruises across the backwaters of Alappuzha will give you experience the lifestyle of the locals activity like toddy tapping fishing coir-making
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Full-Day Guided City Tour of Kochi
"Your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel in Kochi at 9:30am then transfer you to the Mattancherry side of the old city.Visit the Dutch Palace also known as Mattancherry Palace or Portuguese Palace ( Closed on Friday). The classic construction is a preserved museum in its own right and houses Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art portraits and assorted exhibits of the Kings/Rajas of Kochi. From the Dutch Palace you'll stroll along the historical street popularly known as Jew Street which leads you to the Jewish Synagogue. The buildings might seem worn-out but the street lives on to the glorious past thanks to various spice shops and curio souks. The Jewish Synagogue
From $45.00
 
Cochin Royal Heritage Trail Day Tour
"The 15th century Venetian traveler Nicolo Conti described the city of Kochi “A place prosperous enough to spend the money one makes in China”. Kochi continues to be a prosperous city and welcome travelers from all over the world. It is believed that the a grand structure built on 52 acres of land from where nine Rajah’s ruled over the princely state of Kochi. The palace today has been converted into a museum with great collections of artefacts antiques and portraits belonging to the royal family. Your guide will bring these inanimate art to life through some interesting stories and anecdotes such as why none of the Cochin Maharajah’s ever wore the gold crown studded with precious stones that was gifted to them by King Immanuel of Portugal? You will find out the answer during the tour.From the Hill Palace we move to the residential quarters of the royal family (approx. 5 minutes ride). Many members of the clock tower built by the Dutch and other heritage structures in the area.Then we proceed to meet one of the families belonging to the royal dynasty at their private residence. The residence is a modest traditional Kerala home
From $42.00

More Local Customs in Thiruvananthapuram

Station Porters

I was absolutely amazed at the ease with which the porters at Trivandrum station carried our heavy suitcases. Throwing them on to their heads as if they were made of feathers and rushing ahead at a...
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grets
Dec 15, 2004

Cooking

While staying at the Ambada guesthouse, we were invited into the kitchen to wathc Modun, the cook, prepare our dinner. As a keen cook and a lover of spices, I found it absolutely fascinating to see...
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grets
Nov 28, 2004

Flower garlands

On arrival at the airport in Trivandrum, we were greeted by a Tour East representative, and given a flower garland each. I love these garlands, which seem to be a traditional greeting in many parts of...
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grets
Nov 28, 2004

Arattu at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

Pallivetta (Royal hunt) and Arattu (Holy bath) are two important rituals held as part of the festivals in some of the major temples in Kerala. The head of the royal family of the still escorts the...
dsantosh
Sep 08, 2004

Thiruvathira Pattu

Pattu means song and Thiruvathira Pattu has is sung by the Hindu women of Kerala. The celebration day falls on Thiruvathira in the month of December-January. As per tradition the day is observed as...
dsantosh
Jul 07, 2004

Oppana

Oppana dance, is performed as part of the wedding celebrations among the Muslims of Malabar region in Kerala. During Oppana, the bride in her wedding dress is surrounded by maidens and young female...
dsantosh
Jun 04, 2004
 
 
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Chakram

The Chakram (Wheel) made of wood is used to move water between paddy fields and water channels in the earlier days. This traditional method is a rare sight these days. Usually operated by men by...
dsantosh
Jun 04, 2004

Auto tips

Although auto rickshaws in Trivandrum has meters, Rs. 1, 2 more added to the meter price is always appreciated. If you fail to give this small tip, auto driver may insist. Don't be defensive - petrol...
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yumiyun
Apr 14, 2003

Chai (tea)

Indians are really tea fans, they drink it everyday several times a day. The way they have it here is hot with milk and sugar. At any street stall you can see the way they prepare it, pouring the...
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SirRichard
Nov 15, 2002

Onam

The colourful festival of Kerala in the last week of August this year. The time to enjoy sing and dance.
dsantosh
Aug 10, 2004

Fishing boats

In the Varkala beach (north of Trivandrum) you can still see these primitive boats made of trunks, in which local fishermen still do their work.
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Nov 15, 2002

Top Hotels in Thiruvananthapuram

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, formerly Le Meridien Kovalam Beach resort, Kovalam, Kerala, 695 527, India
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Press Road, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, 695001, India
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Pozhikkara Beach, Pachalloor, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, 695 027, India
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South Paravoor , Kollam, 691 301, India
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M.G. Road, P.B. No. 110, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala, 695 001, India
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Manjalikulam Cross Road, Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), 695001, India
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Top Things to Do in Thiruvananthapuram

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Sarwaa

Sarwaa is definitely a must visit store in Trivandrum. It's an eclectic store with an awesome amalgamation of various indigenous brands catering to curios, handicrafts, jewelry and options for gifting...
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Padmanabhapuram Palace

Built around the 16th century , the Padmanabhapuram Palace is indeed a spectacular place to visit in Kerala.Actually the six-and-a-half acres of land on which the palace complex is built is situated...
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Napier Museum

This is one of the oldest museums in India. The original museum was built in 1857, it was later demolished and the current building constructed in 1880. It houses a vast display of Kerala treasures...
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Boating at Poovar

Poovar is one of the leading tourist attractions of Kerala. Luxury resorts, well organized boat clubs, floating restaurants, elephant rides, etc. make it a vibrant tourist hotspot Boating at Poovar...
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Hindusthan Ayurvedic Health care

Hii all, I have always heard that Kerala is the land of ayurveda and if we get a chance to visit Kerala, we should definitely have one such ayurvedic massage treatment. I came to know about this...
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Searock store

I went to this shop sea rock in Varkala beach which is near to coffee temple café and close to Helipad in Varkala Trivandrum district -695141 Kerala state. In India I have known that every product is...
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"Welcome to Trivandrum , My present Hometown"
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"Trivandrum : The very relaxed Capital of Kerala"
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