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TravelPod Member ReviewsWild Palms Guesthouse Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
We loved our stay here. It was great to be out of the city at a seaside hotel. The service was wonderful and the food was great.
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... place and the animals. Of course you could argue that their ancestors should never have been captured in the first place, and you'd be correct, but the simple fact is that they were captured and in this case the zoo was originally somewhere for a ruler in the 1800's to keep his royal menagerie. Not cool. But that's what happened and I'd read that Trivandrum ...
... a wooden stick with some fishing line and a hook attached, and so we set about catching our dinner! I was the lucky first to catch a fish (albeit the smallest fish you have ever seen), and Emma followed some time later with a hefty fish of her own! We then decided it was time to move on the following day, and were told the train to our next destination was at 3.30pm. At 2.30pm we hopped in an auto rickshaw to the train station only to be told our train was in fact at ...
... a large area and seemed committed to its ecological aims and not very touristy at all. The place is not advertised, does not have a website and on the whole feels like its priority is to rehabilitate elderly elephants who were no longer able to work in the tourist industry as well as baby elephants who had been found lost or injured. For example one little spiky haired baby had been found stuck in and injured by some barb wire. They seem to lead a good and – for the most ...
... my gosh is it breathtaking. Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple is the size of an entire city block, contains 33,000 sculptures and has 14 colourful, sculptured gateway towers the largest being 170 feet high!! One of the archways you walk through has 1008 lit oil lamp candles - magical. There's also the famous 1000 Pillar Hall. It's a popular Hindu pilgrimage centre so I witnessed a few holy ceremonies taking place (although I didn't understand the meaning of ...
... families of four on motor scooters; bicycles with no headlights; and numerous tuk-tuks competing for road space on a two lane highway with countless buses and very large trucks. Having said that, there is little question that night road travel in India is not for the faint of heart, and choosing this mode of travel regularly raises questions about one's suicidal tendencies. Which begs me to question why anyone would ever choose this country to motorbike across if you ...