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.
Daily except Monday & Wednesday
Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
Duration: 4 hours
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)
Your hotel in Trivandrum
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.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
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