Trivandrum Excursions & Tours - City Tour From City Hotel
Trivandrum Excursions & Tours: Discover the beauty, heritage and culture of Trivandum, India’s ‘evergreen city’, with this intriguing half-day city tour. The excursion takes in a fascinating museum, an art gallery with a priceless collection of oriental works and a historic Hindu temple, one of the most sacred in the country.
Visit the renowned Napier Museum, which is located in an architecturally significant building that combines the Mughal, Kerala, Chinese and Italianate styles. One of the building’s stand-out features is its natural air-conditioning system. The museum offer glimpses of Kerala’s rich cultural heritage and boasts an excellent collection of bronze historic ornaments, ivory carvings and chariots as well as life-size figurines of traditional Kathakali dancers in full costume.
Continue to the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, where you can admire a collection of paintings from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art. The gallery also houses rare paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, Svetoslav Roerich and his father, Nicholas. The collection of oriental paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali provides a visual reminder of just where you are.
Cap of your tour with a visit to Padmanabha Swamy Temple, a visually stunning blend of Kerala and Dravidian style of architecture. The temple is famed for its mural paintings and the intricate stone carvings of its roof. It is one of just 108 sacred Vishnu temples in India and the presiding deity is Lord Vishnu, reclining on Anantha, the Serpent. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple and in prescribed dress code.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotel.
Start/opening time: 8.30am
End/closing time: 1pm.
Languages: English.

Trivandrum Excursions & Tours - City Tour From Kovalam Hotel
Trivandrum Excursions & Tours: Immerse yourself in the beauty, heritage and culture of Trivandum, India’s ‘evergreen city’, with this fascinating half-day city tour. The excursion takes in a magnificent museum, an art gallery with a rare collection of works by a father and son and an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu.
Visit the renowned Napier Museum, which is located in an architecturally significant building that combines the Mughal, Kerala, Chinese and Italianate styles. One of the building’s stand-out features is its natural air-conditioning system. The museum offer glimpses of Kerala’s rich cultural heritage and boasts an excellent collection of bronze historic ornaments, ivory carvings and chariots as well as life-size figurines of traditional Kathakali dancers in full costume.
Continue to the Sri Chitra Art Gallery, where you can admire a collection of paintings from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art. The gallery also houses rare paintings by Raja Ravi Varma, Svetoslav Roerich and his father, Nicholas. The collection of oriental paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali provides a visual reminder of just where you are.
Cap of your tour with a visit to Padmanabha Swamy Temple, a visually stunning blend of Kerala and Dravidian style of architecture. The temple is famed for its mural paintings and the intricate stone carvings of its roof. It is one of just 108 sacred Vishnu temples in India and the presiding deity is Lord Vishnu, reclining on Anantha, the Serpent. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple and in prescribed dress code.
Meeting/pick-up point: Collection from hotels in Kovalam.
Start/opening time: 8.30am
End/closing time: 1pm.
Languages: English.

Trivandrum Excursions & Tours - Cycling tour to Kovalam - private
Trivandrum Excursions & Tours: Here in God’s own country get a rare opportunity to experience the real village life of Kerala by participating in a bicycle excursion. Enjoy bicycle ride in the coastal roads of Vizhimjam which is also famous for its lively fish market and a major port.
Another important area for cycling is the Lighthouse and the road here is very convenient venue for cycling and walks. Bicycling through the farmland to feel the beauty of the cool nature and getting to taste the cuisine of a local house hold and get to know the people, culture and their by improving general muscle function with little risk of over exercise or strain.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Six to seven hours.
Start/opening time: At 9.15am. Pick up at 8.30am.
Languages: English.
Others: The pick-up time may vary depending upon your hotel of stay

Trivandrum Excursions & Tours - Plantation tour
Trivandrum Excursions & Tours: Depart for about two hours’ drive from Trivandrum/ Kovalam to Thenmala, the first planned eco-tourism destination in India situated 72 km from Trivandrum. Enjoy the drive through the historical cities and villages to 2500 acres of private plantation area. Clients can enjoy the plantation visit of Rubber, tea, cloves, pepper, nutmeg and other spices.
Visit the tea factory and rubber factory unit is really interesting. Chance to cool off in a natural pool close to a waterfall is mind blowing. Guest will get an opportunity to feed Indian peafowl.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Nine to ten hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am. Pick up at 7am.
Languages: English.
Others: The tour is not recommended during monsoon season (May until August). The pick-up time may vary depending upon your hotel of stay. Please check for exact pick-up timings.

Trivandrum Excursions & Tours - Traditional village and Wooden Elephant Carving Centre tour - private
Trivandrum Excursions & Tours: Your holiday will not be complete unless and until you walk through the street of the destination you visit. This gives you an inner sight of the local life, its culture, its tradition and it helps you to compare the difference between two cultures. It is a living process as well as an interesting time pass.
In this trip you visit a local street and experience the life style of people, start with a Lord Shiva Temple which is 2000 years old, see a Ayurvedic village with Ayurveda plantation tour, a chance to visit plantation, rubber taping, a tender coconut, a chance to Plant a tree, See Pottery making and try it and visit to Wooden Elephant Carving Center.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Seven to eight hours.
Start/opening time: At 8.45am. Pick up at 8am.
Languages: English.
Others: The pick-up time may vary depending upon your hotel of stay.

Trivandrum Excursions & Tours - Trek through the Golden Hills with tribal lunch
Trivandrum Excursions & Tours: Ponmudi situated 65 km from Trivandrum. Enjoy the drive through the narrow, winding roads in the cool, green rain forests. Ponmudi is located 3020ft above sea level and the final drive to the peak is along tea plantations. Enjoy the cool salubrious climate and the spectacular view from the peak. In this tour you shall be driven to Mankayam. From there proceed to Brimore for trek to Ponmudi and back.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Eight to nine hours.
Start/opening time: At 10am. Pick up at 8.30am.
Languages: English.
Others: The pick-up time may vary depending upon your hotel of stay. Please check for exact pick-up timings.

Trivandrum Excursions & Tours - Visit to Neyyar wildlife sanctuary and Crocodile breeding center - Private
Trivandrum Excursions & Tours: Nestled at the foot of Agasthya hills, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to amazing varieties of flora and fauna. Begin the trail with a smoothing boat cruise through the untouched Neyyar wildlife sanctuary reservoir. Later visit Crocodile breeding center, Deer park and the Lion Safari Park.
On the way back, visit handloom weaving centre at Balaramapuram, famous for the production of traditional varieties of handloom textiles meant for the contemporary cloth wearing style of Kerala. Its unique craftsmanship makes it an ideal heirloom. Time spent with the elephants & visit to Handloom weaving centre .
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotel.
Duration: Between 7 and 8 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9.30am.
End/closing time: At 4.30pm.
Languages: English.
Others: This tour is not operational on Mondays & during monsoon. The pick-up time may vary depending upon your hotel of stay. Please check for exact pick-up timings.

Trivandrum Excursions & Tours - Vizhinjam fishing village tour - private
Trivandrum Excursions & Tours: Vizhinjam is known as Fishing Village. It is 2 Km south of Kovalam. The busiest fishing harbour in Trivandrum region humming with day long activities. The sight of hundreds of fishing boats crowding on the harbour is delighting.
Walk through the fishermen village, gazing at their day to day activities, repairing of nets, lined boats etc. continue walking towards dwarf area, chatting with the villagers and passing through the fish selling market.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Two to three hours.
Start/opening time: At 8.45am. Pick up at 8am.
Languages: English.
Others: The pick-up time may vary depending upon your hotel of stay.

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