Trivandrum - City of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple  

by Pool Builders on 04-28-2012 in Articles

Trivandrum is an ancient city. It was a part of the Spice Trade Route, and had connections with other prominent ancient trading centers of the world. Trivandrum is now referred to as Thiruvananthapuram, which is its original name. The name is derived from the Deity of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in the city. The deity is Anantha Padmanabhan. The city is thus referred to as Thiruvananthapuram or the Land of Lord Ananthapadmanabha. This Temple is the most prominent landmark of the city and is also a huge pilgrimage center.

The city is located on a series of low lying hills near the coastal line. It is bordered by the Arabian Sea on the West and the Western Ghats on the East. With a prominent coastline, Trivandrum has many beaches and backwater destinations. Other places to visit include Sanghumukham beach, Kovalam beach, Agasthyarkoodam peak, Napier Museum and Zoo, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kuthira Mallika Palace and Neyyar Dam.

Trivandrum is generally the central point for tourists to Kerala. As it is the Capital City, it has all facilities and infrastructure, so tourists land here and then plan their trip to the other parts of the state. Plan in advance to get accommodation in Trivandrum.

Travancore Heritage Resort

Travancore Heritage, one of the luxurious Trivandrum hotels , is located in 15 acres of land, with accommodations styled after the old Nalukettu style of traditional residences in rural Kerala. This heritage resort is located 23 km from Trivandrum.

Accommodation: Travancore Heritage has rooms in six categories:

-- Pool Mansions - 2

-- Premium Mansions - 15

-- Premium Suites - 4

-- Beach Groves - 24

-- Heritage Premium - 22

-- Heritage Home - 23

All the rooms have attached bathrooms and all modern functional utilities. Room facilities include telephone, satellite TV, mini bar, coffee maker, and room service

Dining

-- Open House - Open Air Multi-Cuisine Restaurant

-- Ocean Grill - Grilled Food Restaurant

-- Ayurvedic Health Food Restaurant

Other Facilities and Services: Car parking,laundry service conference hall, banquet hall, swimming pool, business center, fitness center, games room, shopping center, garden and travel desk.

Beach and Lake Ayurvedic Resort

Located 8 km from Trivandrum airport, this resort is situated between the Karamana River and the Arabian Sea. It is also very near the popular Kovalam beach. It is just 7 km away from Trivandrum airport.

Accommodation: The hotel has 11 rooms in different categories, in A/C and non-A/C types. The rooms facilities include telephone, television, W-Fi, Internet connectivity, and room service.

Dining: Restaurant offers Ayurvedic health food if you are here for Ayurvedic treatment. If you are not on a strict Ayurvedic diet, The restaurant offers delectable multi-cuisine dishes.

Other Facilities and Services: Car parking, airport pickup and drop, money exchange, credit card facility, laundry service, baby sitting, swimming pool, boating, bird watching, travel desk, kids pool, jacuzzi and cultural shows.

Ayurvedic Center: This is a specialized Ayurvedic resort. It offers a variety of treatments and therapies for different ailments, administered by expert Ayurvedic practitioners.

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