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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


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