Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > Travelogues


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 8th December 2012, 10:08   #91
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

Some Pictures from the Museum Complex

Band Stand
Name:  DSC_4887.jpg
Views: 1393
Size:  447.1 KB

Name:  DSC_4909.jpg
Views: 1359
Size:  420.9 KB

Some pictures of Napier Museum

Name:  DSC_4890.jpg
Views: 1363
Size:  593.4 KB

Name:  DSC_4893.jpg
Views: 2176
Size:  450.5 KB

Name:  DSC_4896.jpg
Views: 1498
Size:  531.6 KB

Name:  DSC_4900.jpg
Views: 1287
Size:  428.2 KB

Name:  DSC_4902.jpg
Views: 1163
Size:  431.3 KB

Name:  DSC_4903.jpg
Views: 1172
Size:  718.2 KB

Name:  DSC_4905.jpg
Views: 1150
Size:  729.9 KB

One of the Entry Gates
Name:  DSC_4913.jpg
Views: 1117
Size:  661.8 KB



continued...
laluks is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 10:17   #92
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012


This Lion looked very sad
Name:  IMG_0989.jpg
Views: 1113
Size:  399.7 KB

Jr. PPG consoled him a bit
Name:  DSC_4897.jpg
Views: 1085
Size:  546.6 KB

Name:  DSC04578.jpg
Views: 1127
Size:  613.5 KB

That's the Aquarium

Name:  DSC_4925.jpg
Views: 1078
Size:  524.4 KB

Children's Play Area
Name:  DSC_4927.jpg
Views: 1223
Size:  655.3 KB

Do's and Dont's
Name:  DSC_4928.jpg
Views: 1089
Size:  419.2 KB

That's the entrance to the Zoo
Name:  DSC_4929.jpg
Views: 2789
Size:  520.4 KB

Ticket Rates, we decided to come back later as it opens only after 09:00AM
Name:  DSC_4934.jpg
Views: 1088
Size:  403.1 KB

Another look at Napier's Museum

Name:  DSC_4931.jpg
Views: 1062
Size:  448.6 KB

The other Entrance to the complex
Name:  DSC_4935.jpg
Views: 1031
Size:  592.8 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 10:29   #93
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

Red and Yellow in the same plant
Name:  DSC_4937.jpg
Views: 1052
Size:  648.0 KB

Another look at Napier's Museum
Name:  DSC_4938.jpg
Views: 1031
Size:  610.3 KB

Jr. PPG in discussion with her mom about the cleanliness drive, and is happy to see pay and use toilets
Name:  IMG_1005.jpg
Views: 1017
Size:  619.1 KB

It was time to leave the Museum Complex for now.

Roads are beautiful
Name:  DSC_4941.jpg
Views: 1029
Size:  690.9 KB

They have got it right!
(For a faster life, wider roads. Development of roads = Development of state)
Name:  DSC_4943.jpg
Views: 1262
Size:  569.8 KB

A Rose Garden on a Traffic Island

Name:  DSC_4942.jpg
Views: 1039
Size:  567.3 KB

Name:  DSC_4944.jpg
Views: 1016
Size:  526.5 KB

The same slogan - unchanged all these years (In to an Indefinite Strike is the translation )
Name:  DSC_4945.jpg
Views: 1077
Size:  383.7 KB

Palayam Mosque

Name:  DSC_4947.jpg
Views: 990
Size:  526.0 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 10:38   #94
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

Our next stop was Sree Padbmanabha Swamy Temple. You can read more about the Temple here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padmanabhaswamy_Temple


Some pictures of Padbmanabha Swamy Temple.
Name:  DSC_4948.jpg
Views: 957
Size:  342.4 KB

Name:  DSC_4949.jpg
Views: 967
Size:  552.5 KB

Name:  DSC_4950.jpg
Views: 943
Size:  257.0 KB

Name:  DSC_4950_1.jpg
Views: 936
Size:  166.5 KB

Name:  DSC_4951.jpg
Views: 949
Size:  333.0 KB

Name:  DSC_4959.jpg
Views: 968
Size:  604.2 KB

Name:  DSC_4962.jpg
Views: 990
Size:  666.3 KB

Name:  DSC_4965.jpg
Views: 926
Size:  283.2 KB

Darshan Timings
Name:  DSC_4964.jpg
Views: 931
Size:  363.2 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 10:53   #95
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

Kuthira Malika or Puthen Malika Palce is situated very next to the Temple. You can read bout it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuthira_Malika


Quote:
A portion of Kuthira Malika has been converted to a Palace Museum that houses some of the assets owned by the Travancore Royal Family. The collection includes Kathakali mannequins, Belgian mirrors, crystal chandeliers, paintings, armaments, musical instruments, traditional furniture and other artifacts. On the right side of the mannequins are the ivory cradles of various sizes. The palace has on display two royal thrones, one made of ivory and the other of Bohemian crystal with the Tranvancore emblem 'conch' adorning the top of the backrest. The palace has a large collection of idols and sculptures made from white marble.
Kuthira Malika
Name:  DSC04587.jpg
Views: 1000
Size:  461.3 KB

Name:  DSC_4970.jpg
Views: 941
Size:  311.5 KB

Name:  DSC_4971.jpg
Views: 957
Size:  547.9 KB

Name:  DSC_4967.jpg
Views: 1063
Size:  434.4 KB

Name:  DSC_4966.jpg
Views: 924
Size:  388.9 KB

Methan Mani - you can read about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methan_mani
Name:  DSC_4952.jpg
Views: 954
Size:  428.1 KB

It still works
Name:  DSC_4954.jpg
Views: 975
Size:  412.6 KB

One of the entrances to EAST Fort where the Temple and Palace are. It is also a prominent shopping area with a lot of Jewellery and Silk Clothing shops
Name:  DSC_4972.jpg
Views: 950
Size:  403.4 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 11:00   #96
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
- You can read about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pazhava...napathy_temple
Name:  DSC04588.jpg
Views: 2463
Size:  369.9 KB

Name:  DSC_4979.jpg
Views: 2373
Size:  384.8 KB

Name:  DSC_4980.jpg
Views: 2787
Size:  442.6 KB

Name:  DSC_4982.jpg
Views: 1278
Size:  531.1 KB

Name:  DSC_4985.jpg
Views: 1184
Size:  497.8 KB

That's the morning rush at East Fort Bus Stand
Name:  DSC_4986.jpg
Views: 2692
Size:  342.6 KB

Trivandrum Central Railway Station
Name:  DSC_4988.jpg
Views: 5115
Size:  380.5 KB

Name:  DSC_4989.jpg
Views: 872
Size:  410.0 KB

Name:  DSC04592.jpg
Views: 921
Size:  426.7 KB

Name:  DSC04593.jpg
Views: 3026
Size:  492.3 KB

We drove back home for breakfast.

continued...
laluks is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 12:00   #97
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

Had a stroll in our kitchen garden.

Pepper
Name:  DSC04609.jpg
Views: 878
Size:  779.9 KB

Pappaya
Name:  DSC04611.jpg
Views: 847
Size:  780.4 KB

Banana
Name:  DSC04612.jpg
Views: 951
Size:  655.2 KB

Pulinchikka (Bilimbi Fruit)
Name:  DSC04613.jpg
Views: 940
Size:  845.2 KB

Plucking some medicinal gooseberries, good for diabetes
Name:  DSC04594.jpg
Views: 849
Size:  987.5 KB

Name:  DSC04595.jpg
Views: 1089
Size:  514.0 KB

Gooseberries
Name:  DSC_5000.jpg
Views: 857
Size:  458.7 KB

These are very difficult gooseberries to eat , you can make it out from my face
Name:  DSC04598.jpg
Views: 850
Size:  422.7 KB

Home Special - Baked Chena (Elphant Yam) and Kaachil (Asiatic Yum)
Name:  DSC04604.jpg
Views: 849
Size:  341.3 KB

Name:  DSC04606.jpg
Views: 859
Size:  445.7 KB
With chutney made of small onion, kanthari chillies and curd. Oh my God, mouth is still watering

We cleaned it all up in one sitting....

continued...
laluks is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 12:33   #98
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

After breakfast wifey and her mother wanted to go out and they had taken over the Civvy. Anyways I could not have used Civvy today as the city was having traffic regulations due to President's visit.

I took an auto and went to the Zoo with PPGs.

Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is a very nice Zoo. A lot of Animals and Birds are here, and I felt it is better than Bannerghetta Zoo in Bangalore. You can read about Bannerghetta visit here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...onal-park.html (Swifted : Bannerghatta National Park)


It is said that the inspiration of the award winning Life of Pi was from Thiruvananthapuram Zoo . This was doing some rounds in Facebook!
Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots-465668_10151262764664547_2061771120_o.jpg


The Zoo was neatly organised with many informative boards everywhere. The collection was good too. PPGs and me loved it very much.

continued...
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 12:42   #99
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

Jr. PPG figuring out how to do the visit of the Zoo

Name:  DSC_5005.jpg
Views: 839
Size:  470.8 KB

Lion Tailed Macaque - The Valparai Special guy
Name:  DSC_5009.jpg
Views: 869
Size:  748.4 KB

Name:  DSC_5010.jpg
Views: 815
Size:  762.8 KB

Name:  DSC_5012.jpg
Views: 816
Size:  598.5 KB

Name:  DSC_5013.jpg
Views: 821
Size:  680.6 KB

An informative board

Name:  DSC_5015.jpg
Views: 817
Size:  443.8 KB

Rhesus Macaque
Name:  DSC_5022.jpg
Views: 806
Size:  598.6 KB

This guy was pretty sad and seemed to be a loner.

Name:  DSC_5017.jpg
Views: 806
Size:  881.7 KB

Name:  DSC_5018.jpg
Views: 778
Size:  961.7 KB

Name:  DSC_5019.jpg
Views: 796
Size:  990.4 KB


continued...
laluks is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 12:51   #100
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

Cannon ball tree
- this tree has something to do with snakes
Name:  DSC_5028.jpg
Views: 810
Size:  714.5 KB

Name:  DSC_5029.jpg
Views: 1001
Size:  756.9 KB

Checking out the width of this tree
Name:  DSC_5032.jpg
Views: 774
Size:  605.1 KB

Did you know this? I did not - Learning 1
Name:  DSC_5033.jpg
Views: 773
Size:  479.4 KB

Informative boards about birds

Name:  DSC_5034.jpg
Views: 760
Size:  484.7 KB

Do you know who this guy is? All birds were in such cages making it difficult to click
Name:  DSC_5039.jpg
Views: 794
Size:  699.7 KB

Buddha's Coconut Tree? Should check out the reason.
Name:  DSC_5040.jpg
Views: 817
Size:  491.8 KB

Name:  DSC_5041.jpg
Views: 692
Size:  708.1 KB

Langur!

Name:  DSC_5042.jpg
Views: 722
Size:  645.5 KB

King Cobra info - could not find him, he was hiding
Name:  IMG_1029.jpg
Views: 692
Size:  434.0 KB


continued...
laluks is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 13:01   #101
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

Brahminy Kite
Name:  DSC_5046.jpg
Views: 707
Size:  565.8 KB

Name:  DSC_5044.jpg
Views: 694
Size:  578.2 KB

White Bellied Sea Eagle
Name:  DSC_5049.jpg
Views: 727
Size:  529.2 KB

Name:  DSC_5048.jpg
Views: 718
Size:  464.4 KB


Vulture - It looked so wicked that I got scared to click it. It reminded me of the appearance of Quasimodo, a Hunch back of Notre Dame character!
Name:  DSC_5052.jpg
Views: 685
Size:  564.5 KB


Flower of Canon Ball Tree
Name:  DSC_5059.jpg
Views: 697
Size:  355.1 KB

Who is this chap?

Name:  DSC_5060.jpg
Views: 643
Size:  465.7 KB

Name:  DSC_5061.jpg
Views: 619
Size:  373.9 KB

Did you know this ?
Name:  DSC_5089.jpg
Views: 620
Size:  397.6 KB

Name:  DSC_5053.jpg
Views: 618
Size:  397.4 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 13:07   #102
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

Some water birdies
Name:  DSC_5064.jpg
Views: 613
Size:  654.4 KB

Name:  DSC_5068.jpg
Views: 617
Size:  736.4 KB

Name:  DSC_5070.jpg
Views: 613
Size:  595.0 KB

Name:  DSC_5071.jpg
Views: 607
Size:  509.1 KB

Who is this
Name:  DSC_5073.jpg
Views: 609
Size:  509.5 KB

Name:  DSC_5074.jpg
Views: 603
Size:  477.0 KB

A small lake in the zoo - Earlier there was boating
Name:  DSC_5072.jpg
Views: 603
Size:  618.8 KB

Name:  DSC_5075.jpg
Views: 598
Size:  475.9 KB

Name:  DSC_5094.jpg
Views: 603
Size:  737.7 KB

Jr. PPG is happy so far
Name:  DSC_5090.jpg
Views: 592
Size:  680.8 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 13:15   #103
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

We collected Manchadikkuru (Lucky Red Seeds)

I used to have a huge collection of them, running into bags once upon a time!
Name:  DSC_5078.jpg
Views: 598
Size:  771.9 KB

Name:  DSC_5079.jpg
Views: 613
Size:  482.8 KB


Sloth Bear
Name:  IMG_1083.jpg
Views: 604
Size:  634.7 KB

Name:  DSC_5085.jpg
Views: 601
Size:  611.5 KB

Himalayan Black Bear
Name:  DSC_5091.jpg
Views: 590
Size:  600.4 KB

Name:  DSC_5093.jpg
Views: 594
Size:  776.9 KB

Shame on you - SUMESH NIXON
Name:  DSC_5100.jpg
Views: 586
Size:  555.9 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 13:21   #104
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

Gloria - of Madagascar fame!
Name:  DSC_5101.jpg
Views: 584
Size:  406.7 KB

Name:  DSC_5103.jpg
Views: 594
Size:  454.8 KB

Name:  DSC_5104.jpg
Views: 599
Size:  386.9 KB

Name:  DSC_5105.jpg
Views: 589
Size:  402.3 KB

Name:  DSC_5107.jpg
Views: 595
Size:  639.8 KB

Name:  DSC_5109.jpg
Views: 593
Size:  743.5 KB

Name:  DSC_5113.jpg
Views: 579
Size:  382.1 KB

Name:  DSC_5117.jpg
Views: 592
Size:  556.7 KB

Info on Hippo
Name:  DSC_5112.jpg
Views: 566
Size:  534.4 KB

Did you know this? I did not , Lesson 2
Name:  DSC_5110.jpg
Views: 562
Size:  419.4 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th December 2012, 13:35   #105
Distinguished - BHPian
 
laluks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 5,805
Thanked: 7,799 Times
Default Re: Civved : Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam - A Journey Back to Our Roots

Day 03
30th October 2012

Look at his face - Peacefully Asleep
Name:  DSC_5127.jpg
Views: 585
Size:  845.0 KB

Name:  DSC_5128.jpg
Views: 582
Size:  649.2 KB

Name:  DSC_5130.jpg
Views: 581
Size:  566.7 KB

Name:  DSC_5132.jpg
Views: 580
Size:  589.5 KB

Did you know this? I did not - Lesson 3

Name:  DSC_5111.jpg
Views: 586
Size:  437.7 KB



Marty of Madagascar Fame

Name:  DSC_5152.jpg
Views: 579
Size:  786.6 KB


Spotted Deer
Name:  DSC_5145.jpg
Views: 579
Size:  646.2 KB

This guy seemed to have had a big fight
Name:  DSC_5147.jpg
Views: 566
Size:  741.7 KB

Or do they shed their horns periodically?
Name:  DSC_5148.jpg
Views: 588
Size:  606.6 KB

Leopard - happily asleep
Name:  DSC_5161.jpg
Views: 565
Size:  286.1 KB

continued...
laluks is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dad goes back to his roots after 40 years! MYB Travelogues 10 21st November 2012 13:14
Bangalore - Tirunelveli: Back to my roots Ice Travelogues 33 14th November 2012 15:32
Electrical Issues after fitting Roots Spyder in Hyundai i10 Sportz BIBIN004 Technical Stuff 10 10th May 2011 18:35
Life is a Journey. Lets Make it Cinematic by Journeying within that Journey btirthankar Introduce yourself 10 24th April 2009 14:49


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 06:35.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks