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TRIVANDRUM: Private Day tour of 10 hours

Morning by 10:00 hrs visit the Napier Museum & Sree Chithra Art Gallery:

Napier Museum & Sree Chithra ArtGallery

The Napier Museum, was built in the 19th century. This Indo – Saracenic structure boasts a natural air conditioning system and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. The use of plastic is banned in the museum premises. A visit to the Napier Museum complex reveals a glimpse of Kerala’s rich cultural heritage.

(Open from 10:00 hrs to 16:45 hrs) / closed on Mondays, Wednesday forenoons, January 26th, August 15th, Thiruonam & Mahanavami)

The Sree Chithra Art Gallery is located near the Napier Museum. This Art Gallery opened in 1935 by the then Maharaja of Travancore, Sree Chithira Thirunal. It displays original paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova & Nicholas Roerich, exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art in India as well as paintings from China, Japan, Tibet & Bali. The collection also includes unique copies of Indian mural paintings from pre-historic times down to the 18th century.
(Open from 10:00 hrs to 16:45 hrs) / Closed on Mondays, Wednesday forenoons)

Then by 10:45 hrs visit the Zoological Park:

Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, one of the oldest in the country, was established as an annexe to the Museum in 1859, by the erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore in order to attract more visitors. This Zoo was originally set up for recreational purpose only. But with more and more loss of forest and wildlife in the process of human development, the goal of the Zoo changed from recreation to conservation. Spread over in 55 acres of land located in the heart of the temple city of Thiruvananthapuram, the Zoo offers a rare opportunity for the visitors to experience and enjoy an unparalleled picturesque and panoramic sylvan surroundings besides vivid animal collections. The Museums and Zoo are situated in the Museum Complex right in the heart of the temple city of Thiruvananthapuram.
( Open from 9:00 hrs – 18:15 hrs / Closed on Mondays)

Then by 1150 hrs, drive to Priyadarshini Planetarium.

Priyadarshini Planetarium:

This is one of the most versatile Planetariums in the country. The main GM – 11 star field projector here can project almost all the constituents of the visible universe. It can also simulate the star – studded night sky over any location on earth, on any day up to 12,500 years back or 12,500 years into the future. The Planetarium also arranges special shows for a group of more than 80 people.

( Show Time: 10:30 hrs , 12:00 hrs, 15:00 hrs & 17:00 hrs)

Then after lunch, (On direct payment basis) later by 15:00 hrs visit the Kuthiramalika.

Kuthiramalika

Kuthiramalika, which literaly means Horse Bungalow, takes its name from the roof beams that are carved to resemble the faces of horses. This architectural delight was built during the reign of Swathi Thirunal (1813-1834 AD). Himself a musician and composer of eminence and a great contributor to Carnatic and Hindustani classical music he spent much of his time in this palace composing many of his musical pieces. He spent his last days in this rambling bungalow.
(Open from 8:30 hrs – 13:00 hrs & from 15:00 – 17:00 hrs / Closed on Mondays)

Then by 17:00 hrs, visit the Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

Padmanabhaswamy Temple

This Temple located inside the East Fort, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu & is a blend of the Kerala & Dravidian styles of architecture & is also one among the 108 sacred Vishnu Temples in India. The presiding deity here is Lord Vishnu, reclining on Anantha, the Sepent.
The majestic 18-feet-long idol of the principal deity at the sprawling Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is found to have been covered in gold and invaluable precious stones, spurring an unprecedented swell in the flow of devotees to the centuries-old shrine here. Only Hindus are allowed inside the Temple.
( Darshan Timings: From 04:15 hrs – 05:15 hrs / 06:45 hrs – 07:15 hrs / 08:30 hrs – 11:15 hrs /
11:45 hrs – 12:00 hrs / 17:00 hrs – 18:15 hrs / 18:15 hrs – 19:30 hrs)

Later drive to Kovalam.

Kovalam beach is a beach embellished with heartwarming beauty of sand and sun & is almost completely covered by coconut palms. It is one of the most spectacular beaches in Kerala. Of the three small bays separated by rocky outcrops, the southern most, known as the Lighthouse Beach is the most popular. The lovely old lighthouse that gives the baech its name is the Vizhinjam Lighthouse..
Leisure options are plenty and diverse like sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning, catamaran cruising etc.

By 08 Pm drop at hotel / residence you are staying

Tour Ends!!!!

Total tour Cost based on 02 People Traveling Together: – INR 3,550 * per Person

Cost Includes:

  • Tour of Trivandrum

  • 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
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person
  • All applicable taxes

Cost Does Not Include:

  • Any Meals
  • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, tips.