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Trivandrum Guidebook

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Trivandrum Guidebook

Sightseeing
Kuthira Malika
Kanakakkunnu Palace in Thiruvananthapuram The Kanakakunnu palace located at the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city plays a welcoming host to a multitude of cultural events, seminars and programmes. Its proximity to a number of important tourist sites, including the Napier Museum and Trivandrum Zoo, has made it an important part of the city. Once host to many an important gala, under the reign of the erstwhile ruler of Travancore Sree Moolam Thirunal, it is an integral part of city’s festivities and heritage to this day.
Kanakakunnu Flag Post
Kanakakkunnu Palace in Thiruvananthapuram The Kanakakunnu palace located at the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city plays a welcoming host to a multitude of cultural events, seminars and programmes. Its proximity to a number of important tourist sites, including the Napier Museum and Trivandrum Zoo, has made it an important part of the city. Once host to many an important gala, under the reign of the erstwhile ruler of Travancore Sree Moolam Thirunal, it is an integral part of city’s festivities and heritage to this day.
On the eastern side of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, installed in 1833 during the reign of Swathi Thirunal, is the Meshan Mani (clock). It has on its dial, a man's face with two goats on either side. Crafted from mahogany by an artisan called Kulathooran, every time the clock completes an hour, the man opens his mouth and the goats hit his cheeks.
Methan Mani
On the eastern side of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, installed in 1833 during the reign of Swathi Thirunal, is the Meshan Mani (clock). It has on its dial, a man's face with two goats on either side. Crafted from mahogany by an artisan called Kulathooran, every time the clock completes an hour, the man opens his mouth and the goats hit his cheeks.
Vizhinjam Lighthouse (Kovalam Lighthouse) വിഴിഞ്ഞം ലൈറ്റ് ഹൗസ്
Valiyathura Bridge
Local market
Connemara Market or Palayam Market is one of the favorite shopping destinations of Trivandrum. This street is dotted with unbranded local shops selling vegetables, groceries, household items, garments and coir products.
Connemara Market, Palayam
Connemara Market or Palayam Market is one of the favorite shopping destinations of Trivandrum. This street is dotted with unbranded local shops selling vegetables, groceries, household items, garments and coir products.
Chalai Market
Museums / Theatre
The Napier Museum, an art and natural history museum, is standing since the 19th century. Named after the then Madras Governor General, the museum’s beautiful architecture boasts an Indo-Saracenic influence. One of the unique things at this museum is the Japanese shadow play in which leather figures depicts the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. You can also marvel at the large collection of archaeological and historic artefacts which include bronze idols, ancient ornaments and much more.
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Napier Museum
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The Napier Museum, an art and natural history museum, is standing since the 19th century. Named after the then Madras Governor General, the museum’s beautiful architecture boasts an Indo-Saracenic influence. One of the unique things at this museum is the Japanese shadow play in which leather figures depicts the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. You can also marvel at the large collection of archaeological and historic artefacts which include bronze idols, ancient ornaments and much more.
Another one of the city’s great museums is the Puthe Maliga Palace Museum, which used to be the palace of the Maharaja of Travancore. The rich embellishments of carved wooden ceilings and marble sculptures will make anyone appreciate the grandeur and art of the times gone by. Something you may not have known is that the palace is also called Kuthira Malika (place of horses). This name was coined all thanks to the 122 horse figurines in the brackets of the walls, which can still be seen if you lean out of the balconies.
Kuthira Malika
Another one of the city’s great museums is the Puthe Maliga Palace Museum, which used to be the palace of the Maharaja of Travancore. The rich embellishments of carved wooden ceilings and marble sculptures will make anyone appreciate the grandeur and art of the times gone by. Something you may not have known is that the palace is also called Kuthira Malika (place of horses). This name was coined all thanks to the 122 horse figurines in the brackets of the walls, which can still be seen if you lean out of the balconies.
Sri Chitra Art Gallery
Margi Theatre
Shopping
Visit Sarwaa, a one stop shop for souvenirs from all around India, utility gifts, handcrafted stationary, bags, yoga mats, books, homedecor, furniture, jewellery, hand block printed apparel, lingerie, shawls, stoles and scarves etc.
Sarwaa - Your Lifestyle Store
Visit Sarwaa, a one stop shop for souvenirs from all around India, utility gifts, handcrafted stationary, bags, yoga mats, books, homedecor, furniture, jewellery, hand block printed apparel, lingerie, shawls, stoles and scarves etc.
SMSM Handicraft Emporium
Karalkada
Cafes and restaurants
The cafe with the best ambience, centrally located, eco - friendly architecture, home- made delicacies, vegan friendly cuisine, well stocked library, board games and art style decor hidden in the heart of the city. The cafe is attached to the city’s best boutique store where you can shop souvenirs, hand crafted apparels and gifts, silver jewellery, pashmina, wool and silk shawls.
Cafe Sarwaa
The cafe with the best ambience, centrally located, eco - friendly architecture, home- made delicacies, vegan friendly cuisine, well stocked library, board games and art style decor hidden in the heart of the city. The cafe is attached to the city’s best boutique store where you can shop souvenirs, hand crafted apparels and gifts, silver jewellery, pashmina, wool and silk shawls.
Cafe Coffee Day
Kaffeehaus Trivandrum
Cherries & Berries
Edaneram
Café Mojo
The Imperial Kitchen
Villa Maya
Paragon Restaurant
Supreme Upper Crust
The Gourmet House
Indian coffee house
Night club / Bar
V Bar
Neera Bar
The Sky Bar
WWW Restobar
1638 Beach Road
Ayurveda and alternative treatments
Mitra Hermitage Ayurveda Hospital
Essence Ayurvedic medispa
Devaki Ayurvedic Foundation
CVN Kalari Chikitsa Kendram