Trivandrum, Kerala, India

The capital of Kerala, Trivandrum (or Thiruvananthapuram), became prominent under Raja Martanda Varma, who made it the capital of his kingdom of Travancore in 1745. A large fort contains several palaces and the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple dedicated to Vishnu and a noted pilgrimage centre. [Adapted from Encyclopedia Britannica]

Padmanabhaswamy temple

With temple tank (1, 2)

Temple visitor's dress code

The ideally dressed (more)

Budding coconuts

The Kannikar people
Natural History museum

Napier museum

The Muthuvan people
Natural History museum

The Malapantram people
Natural History museum

The Mannan people
Natural History museum

The Thanka Pulaya people
Natural History museum

Tharawad (old Nair house)
Natural History museum

Puthen Maliga Palace (more)

Of the Travancore maharajas

About 200 years old

A building in the courtyard

Kerala style tile architecture

Took 5,000 workers 4 years

Houses a museum inside

Friends in Trivandrum


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