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Old 8th December 2012, 10:08   #91
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Some Pictures from the Museum Complex

Band Stand
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Some pictures of Napier Museum

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One of the Entry Gates
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This Lion looked very sad
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Jr. PPG consoled him a bit
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That's the Aquarium

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Children's Play Area
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Do's and Dont's
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That's the entrance to the Zoo
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Ticket Rates, we decided to come back later as it opens only after 09:00AM
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Another look at Napier's Museum

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The other Entrance to the complex
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Red and Yellow in the same plant
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Another look at Napier's Museum
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Jr. PPG in discussion with her mom about the cleanliness drive, and is happy to see pay and use toilets
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It was time to leave the Museum Complex for now.

Roads are beautiful
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They have got it right!
(For a faster life, wider roads. Development of roads = Development of state)
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A Rose Garden on a Traffic Island

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The same slogan - unchanged all these years (In to an Indefinite Strike is the translation )
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Palayam Mosque

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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.
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Darshan Timings
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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


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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
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Methan Mani - you can read about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methan_mani
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It still works
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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
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Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
- You can read about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pazhava...napathy_temple
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That's the morning rush at East Fort Bus Stand
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Trivandrum Central Railway Station
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We drove back home for breakfast.

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Had a stroll in our kitchen garden.

Pepper
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Pappaya
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Banana
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Pulinchikka (Bilimbi Fruit)
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Plucking some medicinal gooseberries, good for diabetes
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Gooseberries
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These are very difficult gooseberries to eat , you can make it out from my face
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Home Special - Baked Chena (Elphant Yam) and Kaachil (Asiatic Yum)
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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....

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

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

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Lion Tailed Macaque - The Valparai Special guy
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An informative board

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

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Cannon ball tree
- this tree has something to do with snakes
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Checking out the width of this tree
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Did you know this? I did not - Learning 1
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Informative boards about birds

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Do you know who this guy is? All birds were in such cages making it difficult to click
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Buddha's Coconut Tree? Should check out the reason.
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Langur!

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King Cobra info - could not find him, he was hiding
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Brahminy Kite
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White Bellied Sea Eagle
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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!
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Flower of Canon Ball Tree
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Who is this chap?

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Did you know this ?
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Some water birdies
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Who is this
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A small lake in the zoo - Earlier there was boating
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Jr. PPG is happy so far
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We collected Manchadikkuru (Lucky Red Seeds)

I used to have a huge collection of them, running into bags once upon a time!
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Sloth Bear
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Himalayan Black Bear
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Shame on you - SUMESH NIXON
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Gloria - of Madagascar fame!
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Info on Hippo
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Did you know this? I did not , Lesson 2
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Look at his face - Peacefully Asleep
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Did you know this? I did not - Lesson 3

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Marty of Madagascar Fame

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Spotted Deer
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This guy seemed to have had a big fight
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Or do they shed their horns periodically?
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Leopard - happily asleep
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