Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thiruvananthapuram, where nature, culture & history collide

The capital city of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram can be easily called a union of culture, nature and architecture. From the wide stretched beaches to the best of ayurvedic spas to the tranquil filled historic spots, this city is complete in itself and can give you an unforgettable holiday experience.

 Kovalam beach: The Kovalam beach is regarded as one of the must-visit destinations in Thiruvananthapuram. The surrounding rocks, swaying coconut trees and the cool sea breeze, makes it a perfect setting for the romantics. The ayurvedic spas and resorts ensures that you pamper yourself in the best possible manner and indulge in pure bliss.

 Kowdiar Palace: Built in the early nineteenth century, the Kowidar palace is an architectural wonder. The entry to this palace is however restricted, but admiring the beauty, royalty and the rich history of its existence from a distance will be a memorable experience. You will surely relive the past glancing through the depths of this stunning man-made wonder.

 Shree Chitra Art Gallery: If there is any place where you can collectively view the best of Indian, mughal and the pre-historic art then it has to be the Shree Chitra art gallery. If you are fond of art and are immensely inspired by it, this place should be on your Kerala visit-list.  

Padmanabha Swamy Temple: The Padmanabha Swamy temple is a holy shrine of lord Vishnu visited by numerous devotees around the year. The statue of Padmanabha Swamy situated in the temple is made up of twelve thousand and eight stones. The exterior of this temple is a seven storeyed Gopuram which is a fine depiction of the cultural heritage of Kerala. Magnificence, grandeur and faith, all these come alive at this historical temple.

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