Napier Museum, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Examine the rare collection of archeological and historical artifacts at Napier Museum, an art and natural history museum. Built around 1840, the museum building features a typical Kerala pattern of architecture with red mount blocks, clay bricks, and granite with unusual woodwork, all surrounded by a well-manicured park. The museum displays various bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot, and ivory carvings with Japanese shadow-play leather figures depicting Mahabharata and Ramayana epics. An art gallery features paintings by celebrated 19th-century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma. By using our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Napier Museum and other attractions in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).
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  • August 6, 2017
    Absolutely superb! Wonderful collection of priceless objects in a wonderful building -- and with a non-discriminatory, non-prejudicial pricing scheme (10 Rupees for all visitors, irrespective of race ...  more »
  • June 17, 2017
    The museum is having many rare statues some 2nd AD. Temple car, temple model & statues of Lord vishnu, Goddess Durga & Lord Shiva,Indra, Lord Rama & Lord Krishna.  more »
  • May 27, 2017
    Must see collection of artefacts from the past. not very well curated but get a good peek at all that is on display.  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    The museum is situated amidst a park which has good landscaping. There is also a children's park and walkway. Good place to spend an evening and also for morning or evening walks.
  • April 30, 2017
    Calm and quite place to spend with your family and loved ones. Nice atmosphere, and fresh air source in the city centre. The 1.5km stretch road which surrounds the palace is a common place of jogging in the morning and evening. Closes only at 10:00pm. So, relax and enjoy your moments here.
  • July 8, 2017
    A nostalgic museum. The best place is the garden, where u can chat with ur loved ones for ages... Love this place
  • July 12, 2017
    A very good place to hang out with family and friends. You can also visit the famous Zoo and Kanakunnu palace in no time.
  • June 21, 2017
    Beautiful place. Best place in Trivandrum to spend evening time. Enough space is there for walking or jogging. Zoo will be closed on Monday.

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The main accommodations in Thiruvananthapuram proper lie to the north of the main train station. Ranging from boutiques set in colonial-era buildings to side street youth hostels with dormitory-style rooms, the choice throughout the city covers a wide range. However, plenty of visitors to Thiruvananthapuram choose to stay closer to the coast instead, arranging day trips to the city itself. Nearby beach resorts, such as Varkala and Kovalam, rank high on visitors' lists, with abundances of boutique hotels, beach huts, and resorts.
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