Ponmudi is a beautiful hilstation located in trivandrom , the capital city of kerala. it’s an idle place for trekking , thousands of adventure tourists are coming , and enjoying their life in the heart of ponmudi hills. These hills have rich flora and fauna.
ponmudi hill station is about 60 km away from thriruvanthapuram and it is about 1100 m above the sea level.
Ponmudy and thiruvanthapuam connected via ring roads. The journey through this , winding road is really adventurous and interesting. The climate is always cool and pleasant,
Another attraction is tea – gardens. For promoting tourism in ponmudy , kerala tourism department , have constructed number of view points, from there , you can enjoy the real beauty of ponmudy hills.
Kovalam is just 16 km away from Trivandrom city, reaching here is no hassle . The name is very much familiar among the tourists all over the world, because the kovalam beach have that much renown. it has become the famous haunt destination for travelers since 1930’s , especially for Europeans. A beautiful artificial promontory has made with huge stones , giving the long sight of blue sea and sea sand .
The beach offers wide varieties of leisure activities such as swimming, sun bathing , ayurvedic massages , cultural programs etc. Because of the hot sun, you may feel faint with blush face and tan skin , in short period of time. The enjoyments in beach , begins with an evening walk continues to the midnight.
while taking about kovalam beach, can’t avoid beach complex. it includes string of cottages , Massage parlors , shopping centers, health clinics, yoga centres , and swimming pools. If you have enough days to spend , it is better to stay in kovalam to explore the trivandrom city.
The capital city also have some other attractions, Napier museum , Sri padmanabhaswamy temple, Ponmudi hills, Sri chithira arts gallery ,Handicraft emporium, etc.
Even though it is an all year round destination , the best time to visit in between September and March.
Because of the heavy tourist traffic, KSRTC providing chain service to kovalam beach . Trivandrom central railway station is 16 km away from kovalam and the international airport about 10 km away
Sree padmanabhaswamy temple dedicated to lord Vishnu is one of the most famous temples in kerala. It is also known by the name Sree Ananda Padmanabhaswamy temple . It is located in trivandrom , the capital city of kerala. . Lord Vishnu bhagavan enshrined here in a special posture Ananthasayanam , lying on hooded snake known by the name Sri Anantha. .
Trivandrom city early known by the name Thiruvanthapuram it means “ The land of Sree Anantha Padmanabhaswamy.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Hidden treasure
In june 2011 the honorable Supreme Court of India ordered to open the secret chambers of the padmanabhaswamy temple for inspection. The temple has 6 chambers named as A to F . According to the rumors the treasure inside the chambers worth more than 90,000 crore. The seven member team appointed by the Supreme Court , has been taking the list of valuables inside the temple.
It is one of the ancient temples in India, located at trivandrom in kerala. The temple is at the heart of trivandrom city. It is believed that the temple was built in kaliyuga era.. As the name indicates , the presiding deity here is lord sree padmanabha. The pecularity of this temple is that , here bhagavan Vishnu reclining on a snake namely Ananthan . The idol here is huge, so that , darsahan can be had through three openings (doors). The face darshan will get through south door, feet through north door and the navel through middle door.
Mainly two annual festivals . only hindus are permitted inside the temple. In the case of men , wearing of shirt is not allowed inside the temple. Inside the temple men should wear mundu (pants are not allowed) , and women should wear sarees and blouse.
Hidden treasure in Sree padamanabha swamy temple
Hidden treasure ( in Malayalam NIDHI) in sree padmanabhaswamy temple , includes gold ornaments, precious stones , diamonds, golden vessels, golden bow, golden crown, . all these treasure will cost Rs 2 lakh crore . A seven member committee appointed by the honorable supreme court taking a list of assets in the temple .
Attukal bhagvathi temple is one of the ancient temple located at Trivandrom in kerala . The temple is popularly known as “WOMEN’S SABARIMALA” . The goddess Attukalamma worshipping her devotees as a supreme mother ( mother of all living beings).
From the mythology it is believed that Attukala bhagavathi is a divinized form of Kannaki . The story says that due to the destruction of madurai temple , the goddess left the city , and arrived kerala on the way she took a sojourn at ATTUKAL . According to history kannaki is an incarnation of goddess parvathi. , the wife of Paramasiva.
The annual festival here is Attukal ponkala. Ponkala mahotsava is a popular practice in southern part of India. . Ponkala mahotsavom last for ten days.
The first attraction in attukal temple is attukal bhagavathi , after that our eyes goes through the sculptures of the temple. The temple structure is a blended architecture of both kerala and tamilnadu. The stories , depicted on the either sides of the front gopura, gives life history of goddess kannaki. The sculpturing on the southern gopura depicting puranic Dakshayaga story.
Tow idols are in sanctum sanctorum . The original idol is made beautiful by ornaments. Also the temple have idols of lord ganapathi, lord siva etc.
Attukal is located about 2 km away from Trivandrom , state capital.