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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
From $75.00
 
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
 
Essence of Kochi Half Day Tour
"Your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel in Kochi and transfer you to the Mattancherry side of the old city.Visit the Dutch Palace (own expense) also known as Mattancherry Palace or Portuguese palace situated in Mattancherry ( Closed on Friday). Witness the classic construction of this museum that features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi.Stroll along the historical street from the Dutch Palace to the popular Jew Street which leads you to the Jewish Synagogue. Journey back in time and see the various spice shops and curio souks. The Jewish Synagogue popularly known as Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in this part of the world ( Closed on Friday & Saturday). Enjoy the beauty of the curved brass columns
From $25.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Thiruvananthapuram

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Busy Roads!

It can be quite a shock, after spending time in a resort like Kovalam, to be faced with the volume of traffic hurtling around Trivandrum. Crossing MG road and similar can be quite an experience. I did...
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Handicrafts..... "forced " selling

After an enjoyable visit to the Handicraft Centre (see Must See tip) we visited the temple then went for lunch. Afterwards we were driven to a shop, which sold antiques, good quality crafts, jewellery...
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Clothing!

I visited Trivandrum as part of a small guided tour from Kovalam. Most of our party were wearing shorts ( mainly of long, Bermuda style) and t shirts. So fairly decent.We received quite a few...
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When is a Bomb not a Bomb?

On our first night in Trivandrum my Mother woke me with a start. She was terrified. She told me that war had broken out during the night and that bombs were going off across the water.I got out of bed...
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Travelling through isolated areas

While exploring the city, it is advisable to avoid travelling in isolated areas during night. There have been incidents of tourists been attacked and robbed off their belongings. And while hiring taxi...
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Trivandrum rail way station

some guys may approach you for the taxy or riksha while you come out of the train, they willbe just behind you , but dont answer them and ignore them completly , just out side the stationthere is a...
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Trivandrum Central Railway Station

When u get down at Thapanoor ( TVM Central ) railway station beware of few tthings 1. Pick-pockets2. When u come out of the platform to main entrence lot of taxi wallahs and three wheeler drives will...
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Unwanted train passengers

During our journey from Trivandrum to Bangalore on the train, we shared a compartment with some uninvited and unwelcome creatured: mosquitoes. David felt very itchy towards the end of the journey and...
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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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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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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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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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"Trivandrum : The very relaxed Capital of Kerala"
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