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. Use our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip itinerary builder to visit Napier Museum on your trip to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A small museum in the same campus of zoo. But it worth looking around if you are keen in historical artifact. You are not allowed to take picture inside.  more »
  • Renowned for its fine collection of sculptures, paintings and musical instruments. Located right in the heart of the city, In side the Zoo compound. It was built around 150 years ago. closed on Monday...  more »
  • Napier Museum is beautiful place in this region to see. People from all over the world visited the place.  more »
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  • This place is one stop destination for Museum, Zoo, Children’s Park and Nature Trailblazers. Zoo is open all days except Monday and public holidays from 10 am to 5 pm. The outer circle of the complex is exactly 800 metres which attracts jogging lovers during morning and evening hours. Owing to large quantity of greenery and public facilities such as restaurant, icecream parlour and washroom facilities, people feel convenient and enjoy irrespective of age group. During festivals and special occasions extra curricular activities, cultural shows and social work (like blood donation) use to take place here. It is indeed one of the most sought after public places of the town.
  • A very popular place specially with tourist and is usually busy in the evening with a steady flow of people who come to jog there. The museum is interesting with old relics from kings, there's also the zoo which is one of the best maintained zoo I've ever seen. You have restaurants near the zoo entrances that service food and drinks. I occasionally go there for an occasional stroll with friends . Good place to hang out and talk.
  • Nice place jogging in city, but please aware that now a days the authorities allow vehicle inside. Take care of the kids while running. Sometimes two wheelers were running harshly, mostly by the employees. So take care.
  • Great place for a full day. It has many things to see including zoo and a great snake collection which has anaconda. There is also good collection of antiques of ancient kings. It is closed on Mondays for visiting zoo and museums although you can sit and enjoy park and greenery with tress everyday.
  • Napier museum is the best public place for relaxation in trivandrum. All the days will be open expect Monday. All type of people (age, sex, income group) can be sit in this place for discussion, relaxation and share joyful moments of life.

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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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