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Thiruvananthapuram: the land that showers richness in heritage

  • Johnson
  • Feb 12, 2018
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The capital city of Kerala, Trivandrum is also considered to be the heart of the city where the travellers reach to imbibe the culture and heritage that is still being held onto by the locals residing in the region. Taking a Family tour package through the destination takes the people on a voyage where they get to capture various sights. There is something about the place that makes it most favourites to the family travellers as all the places have a blissful vibe hence making it a must visit, once in a lifetime. The details provided below are few of the many reasons that probe the travellers to take a tour package this beautiful location in Kerala which is also the few factors that formed the district. Maharaja Moolam Thirunal introduced various colleges in the location.

The history of its fame

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Trivandrum, which was only known as Thiruvananthapuram until a few years back has a history that dates back to the 10th century AD which makes it a district of profound history in the whole state. Maharaja Marthanda Varma, the father of modern Travancore is known to have reigned over the place from 1729 to 1758. Initially, the capital had been Padmanabhapuram which he shifted to Thiruvananthapuram which was indeed the beginning of the significant years of the capital city of Kerala. The major temple of the region, Padmanabhaswamy Temple was also renovated by Maharaja Marthanda Varma. The powers then got transferred to Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma who ruled from 1829 to 1847. He made developments in the region by bringing up an English school and a charity hospital in Trivandrum city. Maharaja Uthram Thirunal, who reigned later, flourished the educational system even more by introducing more schools.

Trivandrum: the small temple hub of Kerala

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A large number of families travel to this destination in order to visit the temples that are located here. The most famous out of the lot is Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. This temple is rich in wealth that is stored in the various chambers. The major deity of the temple is Lord Vishnu. The architectural style of the temple is fascinating as it is a mix of Keralite and Dravidian style. Another famous temple of the city is Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. It is known as the women's Sabarimala. The major fest of the temple is during Pongal when Pongala to Kannaki Mata is offered by millions of women. Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple is a major temple of Trivandrum as well where the major deity is Lord Ganesha. The temple has strict rules on dressing where the believers who want to enter inside has to abide by the rules as the men are to be in the traditional dress of dhoti and women are to be wearing a saree. Many other temples like Aazhimala Siva Temple and Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple are also located in the destination.

Make way to the beaches in the city

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Trivandrum is the home to few extremely good beaches in Kerala. The famous destinations are Kovalam and Varkala. Kovalam consists of three beaches namely Lighthouse Beach, Hawah Beach and Samudra Beach. All the three beaches form the 17km coastline of Kovalam. The speciality of Varkala is that the people reaching this destination get to see cliffs adjacent to the Arabian sea. A temple namely, Janardhana Swamy temple is located close by to the Papanasam Beach with the Sivagiri Mutt which was established by Sree Narayana Guru. Another famous beach located here is Shanmugham Beach. Families residing in the city often reach this beach with their families to spend their evenings.

Major places to visit at Trivandrum

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An array of places located in Trivandrum are perfect places to visit when on a travel with families out of which a major place is Veli Tourist Village. It is a project that was started exclusively to enhance tourism where the main attractions are the garden and the floating bridge. A fish pond is also situated inside in the Veli tourist home. Another destination where the people should visit is Poovar Island. On reaching here, the people get to see backwaters and beach at the same time. Beautiful banana plantations and coconut groves cover the entire place making it look exotic. A boat ride here is mandatory as it gives a pleasant experience. In case the trekkers are looking out for a good place to unleash their interest, there is no better place than Agastya Mala. But there are some restrictions on entrance during a certain season which is when a tribal fest conducted. To view the best of Western Ghats, there is no better place than the hills.

The food therapy of the region

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The food served here is also favourite to the families where they are treated with sumptuous non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian food. The authenticity of the Kerala cuisine is open to all the food lovers. Few of the most famous food that people crave from the destination are Kappa and fish gravy where various types of fish are made into gravies where the coconut and tamarind added to it are known as the trademark of it. Beef and Parotta is also what every person here serves the guests with immense love and when it comes to vegetarian dishes, a banana leaf serves an array of yummy dishes known as Olan, Kaalan, Pullisheri, Kootu curry and a lot more that gives the people a tour for their taste buds.

A lot more of fascinating sights await the travellers planning to take a tour through Kerala where nature abundantly showers them with awe in their eyes as various things are exclusive to the place like the Trivandrum Zoo which was the first zoo established in the state of Kerala. Other than that, places like Magic planet and Napier Museum are also located here which provide the family traveller with apt places to visit during the holidays. On taking a tour package to Kerala, it becomes very mandatory that the people get to visit a beautiful destination like that of Trivandrum.

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