|15th September 2009, 15:48||#1|
Photoblog of destinations in & around Trivandrum, Kerala
Been doing some travelling to nearby places in & around Trivandrum. Thought I would share some pictures of these destinations with you people.
Aazhimala Temple & Adimalathura Beach
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Aazhimala temple is located around 20 odd kms from Trivandrum city after Vizhinjam. Aazhimala temple is located on a picturesque place with the sea as its background. Me & my friends first went to the temple & after having "darshan", went for sight seeing along the trail by the side of the temple. This was during August & the sea was a liitle rough & also with the slippery rocks (no beach here) & the warning of the locals not to go close to the sea, we satisfied ourselves by taking photos of the sea.
Behind the temple (you can see the temple compound in the third shot)
Cottage close to sea
|15th September 2009, 19:31||#2|
From Aazhimala, we went to Adimalathura beach, which is around 5 kms from Aazhimala. Adimalathura beach is a nice, clean beach with not many visitors. We spent about an hour there & then headed back to Trivandrum. Now some photos of Adimalathura Beach.
Road to Adimalathura Beach
Regulars playing football in the ground close to the beach
Church amidst greenery
Another football match going on
Sun about to set
The "Pozhi" from the bridge
The other side of the bridge
My friends Narayan & Pradeep
|15th September 2009, 19:47||#3|
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Really good photos. Thank you for sharing it. Around our beloved Trivandrum there is so much to explore.
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|16th September 2009, 09:03||#4|
@gonewithwind - Thanks & yes, around Trivandrum there are lots of places to go for weekend trips or just for spending the evenings.
This is situated close to Shanghumugham beach & the Airport. Although the structure is in a dilipidated condition you can find people (families included), especially during the weekends here on the pier. There is also a board put up to this effect in front of the entrance to the pier. The locals use the pier for fishing & also to put the catamarans to sea. These pictures were also taken during the monsoon season.
One of the pieces used in a catamaran.
Fishing Trivandrum style!
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|16th September 2009, 23:03||#5|
Kumarakovil is located 51 kms from Trivandrum in Thuckalay on the way to Kanyakumari. The temple of Lord Muruga is situated here & the temple is built entirely out of stone.
The huge temple pond
Anchuthengu which literally means "five coconut palms" is located around 45 kms from Trivandrum (via Attingal) & around 35 kms if you go via Perumathura. My friend & me both wanted to go to Anchuthengu Fort also so we went via Attingal & Chirayinkeezhu. But we could not get inside the fort as it was past 5 PM when we reached there & the fort is open to visitors till 5 PM only. The Anchuthengu fort is of significant historical importance & was established in 1864 by the British. It was a major disappointment for us not able to get into the fort but that among some other places like the Light house & Mampally Church is for some other time. From there we went to Anchuthengu beach. Here also there were only a handful of people. We literally had the beach to ourselves. The beach is very clean & beautiful. After spending some time for taking photos, we returned to Trivandrum. Now for some photos.
Saw this rickshaw with coconuts as passengers in Chacka bye-pass
Tata-Fiat showroom right after Toll booth
Smooth roads. In fact, they remain smooth till Kollam. After that, it is all broken up till Cherthala.
To be contd. in next post..
|17th September 2009, 11:01||#7|
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hei ! thats a lot of pix. Dont you think short notes on how to reach, how much distance from so and so place will help too?
Am I gonna see Technopark pix too tomorrow?
|17th September 2009, 11:57||#9|
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nutty_nair - this is a wonderful thread that you have started , how is wish i could do something similar in TVM .
|17th September 2009, 18:57||#11|
@hellstar - Thank you, will continue posting more places.
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|18th September 2009, 10:39||#13|
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@NuttyNair, good effort there...
But please be aware that while Anchuthengu (Anjengo, the former British protactorate) has great historical importance (esp. the fort) it is NOT an ideal place to visit with your family. It is a secluded fishing village and certainly not a friendly tourist spot for outsiders.
|18th September 2009, 15:44||#14|
@sandeepmdas - I think you just have to be careful while driving through the village there. I don't know of any incident where the locals have caused trouble to visiting families. If you know of any such incidents, please share them here. From the look of it, they seem to be a lot minding their own business. Also, I went during a week day & yet there were two families with kids & all there. You are right in the sense there are no tourist facilities nearby to the beach. But that is not much of a problem since the place is a throw away from Trivandrum itself.
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