Day Tours  TRIP TO THE KERALA’S INDIGENOUS STYLE OF ARCHITECTURE

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By 08 am board your a/c car for a day trip to Padmanabhapuram palace and Udayagri fort.

Padmanabhapuram Palace:

(CLOSED ON ALL MONDAYS) Manor of erstwhile Venad kings, Padmanabhapuram palace is a 16 the century marvel on wood. It flaunts the dexterity of Kerala’s master carpenters. Carved wooden ceilings, slatted shuttered windows, intricate interlocking beams, sculpted door panels and pagoda like tiled roofs stand testimony to the deftness of Architectures. Intricate carvings, murals and exquisite wall paintings reflect the prolific talent of the sculptors and painters who enjoyed the patronage of Travancore kings.

Then Visit Udayagiri fort which is very close to Padmanabhapuram Palace
Udayagiri fort: (CLOSED ON ALL MONDAYS) the fort covers a huge area of 90 acres which is surrounded by isolated hills. The fort had been originally built in the 17th century but a century later was rebuilt by Maharaja Marthanda Varma of Travancore.
At the entry of the Udayagiri Fort lies a stand which has the history of the fort engraved in a granite placard. The fort itself is built of massive granite blocks. Udayagiri Fort was rebuilt during the reign of Marthanda Varma, Venad King, during 1741-44 under the supervision of Eustachius De Lannoy. This fort was basically a place for manufacturing and storing military equipment like cannons and guns. This also doubled up as a jail for war prisoners captured in the campaign against Tipu Sultan under the King Marthandavarma’s regime. The tombs of the Dutch Admiral Eustachius De Lannoyand of his wife and son can still be found inside a partly ruined chapel in the fort. Udayagiri Fort was once called Dillanai Kottai— De Lennoy’s Fort as a tribute to the Dutch Admiral. De Lannoy was buried in the fort and a chapel was then built on the burial site. Inscriptions in both Tamil and Spanish can be found on his tombstone.
The fort has now been converted into a biodiversity park and offers a plethora of different kinds of plants and animal species. The place is very well maintained with brick paths guiding you across the Biodiversity Park. You can see beautiful peacocks, swans and even deer’s just wandering around in the park. There is also a small park with slides where children can play for a while. All in all a very the fort offers a very pleasant amalgamation of architecture, history and nature.
By 1:00 Pm drive to Anantya resort for Lunch and high tea (42 Kms / 1 ½ hrs). Later by 0530 Pm drive back to Trivandrum.
Tour Ends!!!

Tour cost per person including transportation, lunch and guide will be Rs.6,500 per person
Rate is valid if and only if min two persons travel together.

Cost Includes:

  • Entrance fee to all the places
  • All journeys as per itinerary in a fine air-conditioned Car
  • Service of an English speaking guide trough out the Tour
  • Lunch at Ananthya resort
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person
  • All expenses related to vehicle
  • All applicable taxes

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Any Meals other than Lunch at Anthya resort
  • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, tips.