Keralam – Museum of History and Heritage
Kerala has a fascinating history that blends with the myths and legends of this land and possesses the alluring aroma of spices. The state has an assortment of exhibits that take you into the world of yesteryears.
The exhibits include the archeological evidences of Neolithic age, burial accompaniments belonging to the Iron Age, sculptures of gods and goddesses in bronze, wood and stone, coins, murals and many more. These tokens of days gone by will familiarize one with the very many facets of this land like its rituals, cults, customs, tradition, trade, art, people and their lifestyle.
• 10 am to 5.30 pm. Closed on Mondays and public holidays
Museum of History and Heritage
Thiruvananthapuram – 695033
Tel: +91 95670 19037
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram, about 3 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 9 km
Napier Museum and Natural History Museum are situated in the Museum compound, right in the heart of the Thiruvananthapuram city, near the zoological park.
Napier Museum built in the 19th century, this Indo-Saracenic structure boasts a natural air-conditioning system and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artefacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. The Japanese shadow play leather figures, used to depict the epics of Mahabharata and the Ramayana, are very interesting.
Natural history museum Timings:
Open 1000 – 1700 hrs, Wednesday 1300 – 1645 hrs.
Closed on Mondays
Contact details for history museum:
Ph: +91 471 2318294
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 2 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 6 km
Ponmudi Hill Station, Thiruvananthapuram
Located within a short driving distance of Thiruvananthapuram, Ponmudi is an enchanting hill resort with narrow winding pathways and cool, green environs. Along with a beautiful array of mountain flowers, exotic butterflies and small rivulets, Ponmudi offers excellent opportunities for trekking. With its tea estates and mist covered valleys Ponmudi is a fast developing hill resort with cottages and dormitory accommodation facilities.
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram, about 61 km away
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 67 km away
Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent crescent beaches.A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing.
The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse. Sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages, special cultural programmes and catamaran cruising are some of them. Life on the beach begins late in the day and carries on well into the night.
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 16 km
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 10 km
|Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple|
Located inside the East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the State of Kerala in India is the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is a blend of the Kerala and Dravidian styles of architecture.
The history of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple dates back to 8th century. It is one of the 108 sacred Vishnu temples or Divya Desams in India. Divya Desams are the holiest abodes of the Lord Vishnu that are mentioned in the works of the Tamil Azhvars (saints). The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Vishnu, reclining on Anantha, the hooded Serpent.
Worship time at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple
03:30 a.m. to 04:45 a.m. (Nirmalya Darshanam)
06:30 a.m. to 07:00 a.m.
8.30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.
11:45 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
05:00 p.m. to 06:15 p.m.
06:45 p.m. to 07:20 p.m.
Please note that the temple worship timings are subject to change during festival occasion.
Dress code to be followed at the temple:
Only Hindus are permitted inside the temple.
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 1 km away
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 6 km away
Akkulam Tourist Village
A picnic spot with boating facilities, run by District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) Thiruvananthapuram, Akkulam is a place children flock to. It has a well-equipped children’s park, a paddle pool and a swimming pool for adults.
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 10 km from the tourist village
Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 7 km from the tourist village
Situated in South kerala at North end boarder of Trivandrum District, Varkala is an amazing seaside resort and spa. It is also an important Hindu centre of pilgrimage.
this beutifull beach destination is been ranked as one of the 10 top seasonal beaches in the world by Discovery channel. As a famous tourism destination, Varkala is filled with various Hotels,Resorts,Homestays and Restaurants