Munnar Gate Tourism
 

Munnar

  munnar Munnar is the favored summer resort of the erstwhile British rulers in the colonial days.  
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Thekkady

  tekkady Lying close to the plantations, in the rich jungles of Periyar in Thekkady is one of the world's most fascinating natural wildlife. .  
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Kumarakom

  kumarakam Little islands on the Vembanad Lake..! Small water world!. .  
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Cochin

  cochin Cochin is indeed the " Queen of the Arabian Sea  
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Alleppey

  alleppy The name Alappuzha is derived from the geographical position and physical features of the place.  
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Kovalam

  kovalam Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South".  
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Varkala

  varkala Varkala Beach has wonderfull location in Kerala. The wooden architecture in its own style back dropped by the stunning views of coastline.  
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Thattekkad

  thattekkad located in the Kothamangalam Taluk of Ernakulam district on the northern bank of the Periyar river.  
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Guruvayoor

  guruvayoor Introduce yourself to a land that sways to the rhythms of nature.  
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Thiruvananthapuram

  tiruvanandapuram Thiruvananthapuram, the Capital City of Kerala.  
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ABOUT Tiruvananthapuram /Tirvandrum

   
 
patmanapan swamy temple  

Thiruvananthapuram which was previously called Trivandrum is an ancient city with tradition dating back to 1000 BC. Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of the state of Kerala is a beautiful seaside city built on seven hills. It is located on the west coast of India near the extreme south of the mainland spreading over a total of 2,192sq.km.

The Padmanabhaswamy temple, also known as the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple is a famous Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu, located inside the Fort in the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The temple is one of the 108 divya desam,[1] the holiest abodes of Lord Vishnu. The main deity, Padmanabhaswamy, is a form of Vishnu in Anananthasayanam posture (in eternal sleep of yognidra).[2] This is an ancient temple and the city of Thiruvananthapuram derives its name from the name of the presiding deity enshrined in the temple.





Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum is an architectural wonder and a magnificent temple that is sure to amaze you. Situated in the heart of the city, the massive structure has a staggering 100 feet high "Gopuram", the main temple tower. Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple of Kerala is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, one of the Gods of the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. The massive idol of the deity measures 18 feet in length and is covered with gold and other precious stones.

The idol is viewed through three different doors. The head and torso is visible through the first opening. The midriff and hands are visible through the second door and the feet are visible through the third door. The massive idol is seen resting gracefully on the Serpent Lord, Anantha. The temple is made beautifully with an amalgamation of Hindu and Kerala architecture. The temple is spread over a vast area and is an important worship of Hindus in Kerala. The temple is quite strict and allows entry only to Hindus.

The temple is famous for its Arattu festival, which is till date headed by the royal family of Travancore. The procession is worth seeing as it is a grand spectacle of beautifully decorated elephants and musicians chanting Lord's name. The whole temple is beautifully decorated and the city of Trivandrum comes alive during the temple procession. People from all over come here to take part and cheer during the festival. Grand feasts are prepared in the temple and the food never seems to go out of stock. It is a beautiful temple and should be visited if you happen to travel to Trivandrum.

 

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Location: Trivandrum/Thiruvananthapuram
Main Attraction: Massive idol of Lord Vishnu


 



 
 
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