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Trivandrum & Kovalam Highlights: Private Day Tour

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Product Code : AGORA195

Trivandrum & Kovalam Highlights: Private Day Tour presents a rich tapestry of Kerala's cultural and natural wonders. The journey begins with the majestic Padmanabhaswamy Temple, a revered Hindu shrine admired for its intricate architecture. While non-Hindus can only view it from outside, its grandeur is undeniable. Dive into Kerala's artistic heritage at the Sri Chitra Art Gallery and step back in time at the regal Kuthiramalika Palace and Kanakakunnu Palace. Marvel at the coastal vistas from the historic Vizhinjam Lighthouse and conclude your day soaking in the serene beauty of Kovalam Beach, a haven of tranquility with its golden shores and captivating sunsets.

9:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel in Trivandrum. Begin your immersive journey with a visit to the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. This magnificent Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu boasts a blend of Dravidian and Kerala architectural styles. Marvel at its towering gopurams (entrance towers), intricately carved pillars, and stunning sculptures. Your guide will share stories and legends that surround this spiritual hub.

Proceed to the Napier Museum. Unfortunately, the museum remains closed on Mondays. Instead, you'll visit the Kerala Government Secretariat or Kowdiar Palace. These sites offer a glimpse into Kerala's administrative and royal history. Explore the architectural marvels and learn about their historical significance from your guide.

Adjacent to the Napier Museum is the Sri Chitra Art Gallery. Home to an impressive collection of Indian art, the gallery showcases a mix of traditional Tanjore paintings, Rajput, Mughal, and modern Indian artworks. Admire the intricate detailing, vibrant colors, and diverse artistic styles, while your guide offers insights into the artists and their contributions to Indian art.

Lunch Break. Relish the flavors of Kerala cuisine at a local restaurant recommended by your guide. Whether you opt for traditional dishes like dosa, idli, or seafood specialties, your guide will help you navigate the menu and ensure a delightful dining experience (lunch cost not included).

 Your cultural exploration continues with a visit to the Kuthiramalika Palace. Also known as the Horse Palace, this 19th-century palace is renowned for its exquisite Travancore-style architecture and intricate wooden carvings. Wander through the palace corridors, courtyards, and halls adorned with ornate ceilings and decorative elements. Your guide will narrate fascinating tales of its royal residents and the palace's historical importance.

Delight in the regal charm of Kanakakunnu Palace. Located atop a small hill, this palace offers panoramic views of Trivandrum city. Explore the well-manicured gardens, fountains, and the palace exteriors. Your guide will share stories of its royal past, cultural events, and its role in Trivandrum's social and political scene.

Experience the maritime heritage of Trivandrum at the Vizhinjam Lighthouse. As you ascend the spiral staircase, your guide will share tales of its construction, the importance of lighthouses in maritime navigation, and the scenic beauty that unfolds as you reach the top. Enjoy sweeping views of the Arabian Sea, Vizhinjam port, and the surrounding landscapes.

Conclude your day at the Kovalam Beach. Known for its crescent-shaped coastline, golden sands, and serene ambiance, Kovalam offers the perfect setting to unwind. Whether you choose to lounge by the shore, take a dip in the gentle waves, or shop for souvenirs at the local stalls, Kovalam promises a rejuvenating experience. Don't miss the opportunity to witness a mesmerizing sunset painting the sky in hues of orange, pink, and purple.

Return to Your Hotel in Trivandrum. As you journey back to your hotel, take a moment to reflect on the day's cultural discoveries, scenic wonders, and the rich tapestry of history and traditions that make Trivandrum and Kovalam unique destinations to explore.

Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.

English speaking local guide, if option selected.

Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.

Lunch, if option selected.

Bottled water in the car.

Government Taxes.

Camera charges at monuments.

Gratuities and optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.