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Trivandrum City Sightseeing Tour

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily except Monday & Wednesday

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
    Duration: 4 hours

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Trivandrum

Key Highlights

  • Easy to book – easy to cancel – easy to change
  • Book early and receive discounts
  • Price same or lower than local rates
  • Best hand-picked operators

Overview

Trivandrum, now called Thiruvananthapuram, is the capital of Kerala and located at the south-western tip of India. It is bound by the Arabian Sea on the west and the state of Tamil Nadu on the east. The wooded highlands in the eastern and north-eastern borders give it some enchanting picnic spots and a long and beautiful shoreline. Internationally renowned beaches, historic monuments, backwater stretches and a rich cultural heritage make this district a much sought-after tourist destination.

Thiruvananthapuram literally means 'the abode of Anantha', the snake God. Hindu God Vishnu is said to rest on this huge serpent. The main attraction of the city, not surprisingly then, is the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Dedicated to Vishnu (also known as Padmanabha) reclining on the snake Anantha, the imposing gopuram (gateway tower) and intricate sculptures of the temple make it a very popular tourist attraction.

This tour will show you the major attractions of the city.

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel and accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide, travel in an air-conditioned vehicle as you go sightseeing in Trivandrum. You will visit: • Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple: This 260-year old temple has a gopuram that rises 30 metres in the sky and intricately carved pillars which are beautiful. • Napier Museum: This is an art and natural history museum which houses a collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. • Chitralayam Art Gallery: See works by renowned painters Raja Ravi Varma and Nicholas Roerich as well as examples of Mughal and Tanjore art. Sri Moolamthirunal Shasti Purthi Memorial (State Handicraft Institute): See fine samples of handicrafts over here. You will also see Zoological Gardens, Reptile House, Observatory, Kanakakunnu Palace. After your sightseeing tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel where the tour ends.

Inclusions

  • Transport – Services using an Air-conditioned Medium Car for 1-2 passengers, Toyota Innova for 03 passengers & Tempo Traveller for 04-07 passengers.
  • Guide –English speaking local guide for sightseeing.
  • Entrance to monuments

Exclusions

  • Any airfare, airport taxes, supplement for which are quoted separately if applicable.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees still or video, tips to drivers, local guides, and hotel staff.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may haveYou will travel in an air-conditioned medium-sized car if there are 1-2 passengers, Toyota Innova if there are 3 passengers and a Tempo Traveller if there are 4-7 passengers.

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    Trivandrum City Sightseeing Tour - Highly recommend
    12/31/2013 Ben Baby George, Kuwait
  • 4
    Good tour if your are in the area
    09/19/2011 Tonje Fallan Isaksen, Norway

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