EXCURSIONS

We organise excursions per Taxi and arrange guided tours. 

Trivandrum:
The state capital of Kerala is a garden city with numerous interesting examples of the traditional architectural style of Travancore.
Sights: Palaces of the Maharajas of Travancore from three centuries, Archeological Museum, Zoo, Art Gallery with interesting collections of Roehrich and Ravi Varma.The Trivandrum Golf Club has a 9 hole course.The Padmanabhaswami Temple in the city centre is the largest temple of Trivandrum and the Atukal Temple is the most popular with one of the biggest temple festivals of southern Kerala in March/April.

Padmanabhapuram:
Situated about 60 km south-east of Mulloor in a wonderful landscape is the oldest wooden palace of Asia. The inner part of the original palace city remains complete. Padmanabhapuram was the residence of the maharajas of Travancore till the transfer of the capital to Trivandrum. This palace is a unique monument, with Archeological Museum. 

Tropical hills:
About 30 km landwards from the coast rise hills up to the Western Ghats (Agastya Hills and Cardamom Hills) with an altitude between 1000 m and 3000 m. Visit coffee, tea and spice gardens in the middle of rain forests and National Parks. 

Backwaters:
A wide area of lagoons, rivers, lakes and channels. - Discover a world on water! 

A special tour for art lovers: 

Kalugumalai : 
Vettuvankovil, a monolithic rock temple with a rich sculptural decoration, between 1100 and 1400 years old, a jewel of craftsmanship from the Pandya age.The marvellous temple is situated on a large rounded rock in a picturesque landscape near the pilgrim centre Sankarankovil about 150 km north-east of Mulloor.This tour will take a full day and can be combined with the visit of the wooden palace of Padmanabhapuram and the temple of Sucindram near Nagercoil.

Trivandrum, Padmanabhaswami-Temple
tropical hills
backwaters
rock temple Kalugumalai