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The Sights of Trivandrum- Kerela

In 2015 I spent four months travelling round the Southern half on India after having already visited much of the North in previous Years.

One of my favourite places was Thiruvananthapuram or more commonly called Trivandrum.

In this slideshow you will see a number of well trodden locations visited by many.

You will see some of the amazing street art along with the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, which is built in an intricate fusion of the indigenous Kerala style and the Tamil style of architecture associated with the temples located in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu, featuring high walls, and a 16th-century Gopuram

Then you will see the Napier Museum-named after Lord Napier, then Governor of Madras, in 1880 it contains 550 exhibits, including many Bronze Images,Wood Carvings,Ivory Carvings,Stone Sculptures, and Coins.

Oh and lets not forget the stunning architectural building it's all housed in!

Then we move onto the Kuthira Malika (also known as the Mansion of Horses)- a palace built by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma on the south-eastern side of Padmanabhaswamy temple. In fact you literally go out the entrance and turn left and the Temple is right on your doorstep!
Constructed in 1840, it is made from teakwood, rosewood, marble, and granite. The place got its name from 122 horses that are carved into the wooden wall brackets that support the southern roof.

And last but not least one of my favourite places is the
College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram, wher eI was able to walk around the grounds and view the finished sculptures and wall paintings of the students.

Info from: https://www.keralatourism.org/kerala-...

The present College of Fine Arts has a history of more than 100 years even though it changed its name and belonging many times. Founded in1881 by the then king of Travancore His Highness Visakham Thirunal Rama Varma as His Highness Maharajas School of Arts. Later on in the 20th century, administration of the school was transferred to The University of Travancore. In 1957 after the formation of first democratically elected government in Kerala, the School of Arts was brought under the Directorate of Technical Education. In 1975 the school was upgraded as the College of Fine Arts and got affiliated to the University of Kerala. From 1979 onwards the college started Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) courses in three disciplines - Painting, Sculpture and Applied Art. In the year 2001 the college celebrated its Silver Jubilee Year with exhibitions, seminars and workshops

Posted by TheJohnsons 20:03 Archived in India Tagged people sky architecture tower view nature landscape temple religion travel india in palace town indian clock blue building no south beautiful road festival pond sightseeing tourist destination asia kerala ancient photography tourism five outdoor landmark trivandrum rare hindu spot ayurveda background incredible spirituality epic stunning pandavas pleasant wanderlust deity thiruvananthapuram gopuram padmanabha padmatheertham

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