Kerala- God’s Own Country

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Let’s head towards the most awaited trip of South India of God’s own country.

According to the Hindu mythology, Lord Parsurama, who was an Incarnation of Vishnu, once hurled his
axis northward from Kanyakumari, and thus a land arose from the ocean now known as Kerala.
Kerala is also rich in production of natural rubber and pepper despite of these coconut, cashew nuts, tea, coffee, different spice production is very popular here that is why it is also known as Spice Coast of India.

God Painted the land with all kinds of colours, beaches, culture and heritage, scrumptious food, backwater, breathtaking landscapes and rich greenery.

It must say that the place is family friendly, couple friendly as well as friends friendly too (Adventurous, for Honeymoon, Nature lover and beach holidays)
Journey started from Trivandrum, Capital of the state. I decided to stay 2 days there and I think 2 days are enough to explore the city.

How to reach
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) has its own international airport & the distance from airport to temple is 5 KM and from Trivandrum railway station to Temple is 1.4 KM. As usual I preferred my hotel room near the railway station. All done before 4Pm & I’m ready to explore the city street.

Stay & Rentals
If you wanna pre booking of your stay, check the ratings, their service as most of the hotels provide complimentary breakfast, wi-fi, even a free pick and drop. Also ensure about the distance from your hotel to the nearby visiting places.

My travelling is budget travelling so I tried best and cheap room so I finalized 1000 INR per night but I searched for you guys also The Central Residency that is only around 1KM from the temple & Hotel Saj Luciya, they gives you the best service.

Have a look for most of the visiting places of Trivandrum

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Wax Museum

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Started with the very famous temple Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and the image of Lord Vishnu is placed in reclining position, half-lion, half Man incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The architecture of the temple is noteworthy for its function in stone and bronze & the interior of the temple is embellished with beautiful paintings.

Darshan timings are till 7 PM in the evening & also there is a dress code that needs to be followed, Men should wear Dhoti with shirt (T-shirts and pants are not allowed) and women can wear skirts, saree, half sarees. If you forgot to take dhotis along with you, then you can buy it from the place itself. 

Foreigners are not allowed inside the temple.

Outside the temple there is local market of toys, clothes and the most famous Banana chips.

Wax Museum
Around 0.5 KM from the temple there is a Sunil’s wax museum, the top highlighted museum of Trivandrum. He has been waxing sculptor from the last two decades. Here you’ve to pay 100 INR each for entry and the entry is free for children below the age of 5.
Several models are placed in the museum and others are lined up; hairs used for the model is original from the regular donors. Woo artwork must visit place.

Tip---- Dress code is must to follow, only white or cream colour Lungis (Dhotis) are allowed. (but for your experience of lungis you can wear different colour but that is allowed only outside the temple).

Foreigners are not allowed inside the temple.

Photography prohibited; all your essentials are submitted outside the temple.

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Photo of Kerala- God’s Own Country by Harsh Walia
Photo of Kerala- God’s Own Country by Harsh Walia
Photo of Kerala- God’s Own Country by Harsh Walia
Photo of Kerala- God’s Own Country by Harsh Walia
Photo of Kerala- God’s Own Country by Harsh Walia