One of my companions is from the city of Thiruvananthapuram, somebody who has a nearby association with the recent imperial group of Travancore. This companion of mine consistently used to entice us into visiting the city with all the accounts related with the well known Sree Padmanabha Swami Temple, the illustrious family and how the city capacities. Each time she got back after occasions, she would get us these scrumptious Unniappams - a sweet dish that is truly delectable.
Being tricked into all the tales which she let us know and obviously to attempt the unniappams, my companion and I chose to visit Thiruvananthapuram during our days off. The special seasons started and we chose to book our tickets from Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (or Trivandrum). The good ways from Bengaluru to Trivandrum is around 742 km and it would take 13.5 hours to arrive at the spot. We boarded an overnight transport to Trivandrum and arrived at the city, promptly in the first part of the day, the following day.
We arrived at Trivandrum at about 7:30 AM and our darling companion was hanging tight for us at the bus stop, alongside her sibling to get us. We jumped into the vehicle and went to her home, where we were invited by her folks and her granddad.
After the underlying presentations, we went to one of the rooms given to us by our thoughtful hosts to spruce up. The day we arrived at Trivandrum was Vijayadashmi, the most recent day of Navarathri, and it is regular practice in the vast majority of the Hindu family units to venerate books on the most recent three days of Navarathri.
We wrapped up having our shower and went to the pooja space to offer our petitions, after which we are made to compose on rice, which is known as Vidyarambham. After this, absent a lot of deferral, we went to the feasting territory where we were served hot appams and stew. After the filling breakfast, we chose to employ an auto and headed straight towards the Chala Market. The market has its own set of experiences to describe. It was set up toward the finish of eighteenth century by Raja Kesavadas, who was the Dewan of Travancore at that point.
The market is spread over an absolute zone of 2 km and one would get anything in this market, beginning from your every day food supplies to garments, gems, flavors and even Ayurvedic meds. In one of the bylanes of the market is a notable diner called Rahmaniya, which serves an extraordinary chicken fry formula called the Kethels chicken.
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My companion disclosed to us that the proprietor of this diner takes care of his clients until his fulfillment, which implies he serves the seared chicken until he chooses to stop and on the off chance that you end up saying you are full, it is terrible habits and he requests that you leave the spot. No one denies food here!
As we experienced the market, we arrived at directly before the Padmanabha Swami Temple and Padmathreetham, the sanctuary lake. Our next stop was Kuthiramalika Palace, which is directly close to the sanctuary. Prior to going into the royal residence, my companion called attention to us a colossal clock on the castle, the clock is known as Methamani, which is an authentic milestone that was developed in an unpredictable pulley framework.
The clock has an extraordinary appearance, over the dial is the essence of a whiskery man with two rams on the sides of his cheeks. At the point when the clock strikes, the rams hit the cheeks of the man.
"Methan" in Malayalam means a Muslim man and "Mani" signifies chime. the Muslim man on the clock is supposed to be Tipu Sultan, and it was set up during the 1840s after the Travancore Kings vanquished Tipu. The clock actually works even now with the assistance of a product.
We went into the royal residence, which is an exhibition hall now. "Kuthiramalika" in interpretation implies the Mansion of Horses. The castle gets its name from the 122 ponies, which are cut into the wooden divider sections that help the rooftop.
The royal residence has 80 rooms, out of which just 20 are open for the guests. The royal residence has an assortment of different blessings that were introduced to the Travancore regal family from different rulers over the globe. From Belgian light fixtures to different instruments, one can locate a tremendous assortment here.
Three ancient rarity houses here grabbed our eye, one was a seat made out of 24 elephant tusks, the second was a seat made out of Bohemian precious stones and the third was a figment picture of Chitira Thirunal Balarama Varma, which was painted by a Russian painter. The face and the shoes of the ruler show up confronting the passerby from each side of the room.
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We emerged from the royal residence and strolled towards Chitralaya next. It is a gallery that houses different photos of the illustrious family, which empowers one to improve comprehension of the whole faction. It began pouring intensely because of which we chose to head back home after this and consider it daily. No visit to Trivandrum is finished without offering your appreciation to Sree Padmanabha Swami, subsequently we were up right on time, had a truly brisk breakfast and wearing our customary clothing we made a beeline for the acclaimed Padmanabha Swami Temple.
To enter the sanctuary, one necessities to follow the clothing regulation, which doesn't allow you to wear pants or jeans and men are not permitted to wear shirts or shirts inside the sanctuary complex, while ladies are needed to wear saree to go into the sanctuary.
We arrived at the sanctuary, saved our telephones and shirts in the shroud room and later went into the sanctuary complex, which is under close security after the specialists discovered the monstrous measure of abundance that was kept covered up in the sanctuary chambers.
We entered inside and got ourselves arranged to have the darshan of the Lord who can be seen lying in a reflective rest on the five-headed snake called Ananthan. The darshan of the glorious Lord is conceivable just through the three entryways, for which one needs to climb into a mandapam.
In the primary entryway, we will see his delightful face and his correct hand which is set over a Shivalinga, in the subsequent entryway, his middle and a lotus exuding from his navel on top of which we can see Brahma, and in the last entryway the Lord's feet.
Morning Pick up from Railway Junction.
Proceeding towards Trivandrum.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Trivandrum sightseeing places such as Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Napier Museum and Kanakakunnu Palace.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Morning Breakfast at Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Trivandrum sightseeing places such as Zoological Park,Happy Land Water Theme Park, Sri Chitra Art Gallery.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After fresh up & Breakfast.
Check out from the Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Trivandrum sightseeing places such as Science and Technology Museum ,Shanghumukham Beach,Priyadarshini Planetarium,Kuthira Malika Palace.
Finally drop at Railway Junction.
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2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
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From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
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(Bangalore to Bangalore Two way Train Tickets)
(Trivandrum to Trivandrum All local vehicle transport.)