SP Grand Days
Travel Blogs from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Had an early breakfast as we were to visit the "Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple" which has recently been in the limelight due to the discovery of vast temple treasures making it the supposedly the richest temples in the world. However due to this reason, there has been a steep increase in the security as well as in the number of tourists visiting the …
... are no westerners anywhere apart from my friend who is with me. Then she leaves me at Theatre door and I say promise you will be there when I get out. And promise I will be in a private room, I can't handle that ward - its not right, and I'm scared and I'm crying like a baby!
I go into this room and they tell me to lay in one of the beds. I try to choose the sheets with the least stains or holes on it. And lay there looking at the ...
... aspect of their culture is immediately overlooked through their overwhelming kindness and generosity. It just goes to show that you don't need money to truly have it all. I'm inspired already and can't wait to see what the rest of the trip has in store for us. Stay tuned ...
... 8217;t miss that. The festival was a real spectacle, the elephants were all lined up and beautifully decorated. We stood right outside the temple and the elephants were coming up outside and raising their trunks like a salute! Many many men dressed in white playing drums and blowing horns, people dressed up in elaborate costumes of the gods dancing and very amusingly trucks with extremely tacky moving figures on the back which needed constant prodding with sticks to keep them going kept ...
... the knees. I can only imagine what a challenge Vipasana must be; a style of meditation that is performed in silence for 10 days. Many challenge the mind with Vipasana here in India, I’ll start with baby steps then possibly one day I’ll work up the courage to challenge the mind, and the body to 10 days of knee pain silence.
Here at the Ashram it’s surprisingly westernized, it’s safe here. You don’t have to ...
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Stayed in SP Grand for 2 days in Jan 2012. Ambience is good and must mention the welcome drink which was exotic.
Room was good but showers need some work done. Personally didnt face any major issue, however my parents room had problem with drainage and had to call the maintainence guys twice.
Food is strictly OK..dont try the crossaints and unfortuanately idli also
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