The Padmanabhaswamy temple is a Hindu temple located in Kerala's state capital Thiruvananthapuram, India. The name of the city of Thiruvananthapuram in Malayalam translates to "The City of Lord Ananta", referring to the deity of the Padmanabhaswamy temple. The temple is built in an intricate fusion of the Chera style and the Dravidian style of architecture, featuring high walls, and a 16th-century gopura.While the Ananthapura temple in Kumble is considered the original seat of the deity ("Moolasthanam"), architecturally to some extent, the temple is a replica of the Adikesava Perumal temple in Thiruvattar.
The Napier Museum is a popular attraction in Kerala and it throngs with tourists all day long. Napier Museum is also called as the Government Art Museum and it is sited in the heart of the city. Built in the 19th century, this museum has Indo-Saracenic architecture with gothic roof and minarets, stone sculptures, wood and ivory carvings as well as lamps, textiles, handicraft items etc. This museum houses some rare and unusual collection of historic and archaeological artefacts, ancient ornaments, bronze idols and ivory carvings. A visit to Napier Museum will give the visitor a glimpse of the rich Kerala's cultural heritage and significance making it the best place to visit for history lovers and students.
Shankumugham Beach located on the western side of Trivandrum. The beach is known for its white sand and for its splendid beauty. This sea has also a devotional touch as the idols of the dieties Lord Padmanabhaswarny. Lord Narasimha and Lord Krishna tsken to this beach for bathing on a day called Arattu. This beach is quiet and serene hence pulls tourists in a large croed.
122 smiling wooden horses await all who visit ‘Kuthiramalika’, which means “palace of horses”. Formally known as Kuthiramalika Palace Museum or Puthenmalika Palace Museum, it is a pristine two-storied palace near the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. Built by Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma, who was Maharaja of the Kingdom of Travancore in British India, it takes one back to the 1840s when it was first constructed. It is a great example of the Kerala school of architecture and is made from teakwood, rosewood, marble, and granite. The museum houses idols and sculptures made from white marble, Kathakali figures, Belgian mirrors and paintings. The flourishing spice trade between Kerala and the world made it possible to obtain those items.
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is one of the oldest Zoo in India. Similarly the Museum and Botanical Gardens are also one of the oldest of their kind in the country. Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma,(1816-1846), illustrious King and Music composer who had ruled Travancore during 1830-1846 was the visionary behind the establishment of the Thiruvananthapuram Museum and Zoo,He had a good collection of animals including elephants in his horse breeding centre. To the Trivandrum stables he incorporated a menagerie and kept tigers, panthers cheetahs, deer, bears and a lioness there. It was however left to his brother Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma and the then British Resident General Cullen which resulted in the establishment of Napier Museum and Zoo in Thiruvananthapuram. A committee was formed in 1855 with the Maharaja of Travancore as Patron, General Cullen as President, The Elaya Raja as Vice President and Mr. Allen Brown as Secretary of the Committee and the Director of Museum. The Museum was thrown open to the Public in September 1857. But the Museum by itself could not attract the people much, and therefore a Zoo and a park were started in 1859.The zoo was originally built with the typical iron-barred cages prevalent at the time, and was designed for recreational purposes, but with increased loss of forest and wildlife due to human development, the goal of the Zoo has changed from recreation to conservation.
The Attukal Bhagavathy Temple is a Hindu religious shrine at Attukal in Kerala, India. Goddess Bhadrakali (Kannaki), mounted over 'vethala', is the main deity in this temple. Bhadrakali, a form of Mahakali, who killed the demon king Daruka, believed to be born from the third eye of lord Shiva.
Vellayani lake, is the largest fresh water lake in Thiruvananthapuram district, of Kerala. The lake is located about 7 km away from Kovalam. The lake water is extensively used for drinking and irrigational purposes. The lake is under the threat of pollution, encroachment and sand mining.
Sree Chitra Art Gallery is an art gallery in Thiruvananthapuram, India, established in 1935. It is located towards the northern side of the Napier Museum. It was inaugurated by Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma. ... The art gallery has on display works from the Mughal, Rajput, Bengal, Rajastani, and Tanjore schools of art
Kovalam first received attention when the Regent Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore constructed her beach resort, Halcyon Castle, here towards the end of the 1920s. Thereafter the place was brought to the public eye by her nephew the Maharaja of Travancore. The European guests of the then Travancore kingdom discovered the potentiality of Kovalam beach as a tourist destination in the 1930s. However, Kovalam shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies on their way to Ceylon in the Hippie Trail. This exodus started the transformation of a casual fishing village of Kerala into one of the most important tourist destinations in all India.
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