A walk through the roads and lanes of the Chalai Bazaar in Thiruvananthapuram is the best way to get a real taste of this capital city of Kerala.
Situated close to the famed Padmanabha Swamy Temple, this shopping hub invites travellers to shop exclusive products of Kerala such as spices, handicrafts etc. The lanes are packed with shops and vendors selling kitchenware, household things, vegetables, flowers, furniture, food items etc. It is an old traditional bazaar and one that would provide you with a flavour of a typical Kerala market.
It is believed, that this street was established by Raja Kesavadas, Dewan of Travancore, towards the end of the 18th century for supplying things to the Travancore Kingdom.
The temple is considered the epicentre of Onam celebrations across Kerala.
Annually the church witnesses the participation of a large number of people from around the globe.
Thousands of devotees immersed in prayers carrying wooden crosses of different sizes and ambling up a hill; a whole village getting decked up and readying itself to welcome these pilgrims.
Once a year, the River Pamba gets enlivened as an elaborately decorated snake boat glides across its placid waters bearing the provisions for a grand feast
Pooram Purappadu, Uthram Vilakku and Vrischika Ekadasi are the popular festivals
Discover the thrills & chills of festivities here!
The East Fort area is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala. Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple is the major attraction in East Fort.
Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram district is one of the oldest and famous shrines in Kerala. The temple is noted for its mural paintings and stone carvings.