Varkala is a laidback coastal town in Thiruvananthapuram district. Varkala beach also known as Papanasham. it is serene and beautiful and attracts tourists in large numbers. Varkala is the only place in southern Kerala where cliffs are found adjacent to the Arabian Sea. The 2000-year-old Vishnu Temple in Varkala is Janardana Swami Temple. It is an important place for the Hindu devotees. The temple is also known as Dakshina Kashi. Sivagiri Mutt, founded by the great Hindu reformist Sree Narayana Guru, is another favorite place of pilgrims.
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Grand hotel combines the best in technology with traditional charm providing guests a memorable experience of God\\\'s own country kerala. It is conveniently located on the MG Road, the heart of Ernakulam city, just five minutes away from the city railway and bus stations. The Grand boasts well-appointed rooms, a spectacular restaurant and a range of thoughtful facilities passionately designed for the leisure and business traveler alike. You are sure to get enthralled by our Professional, Courteous, staff, who are ever ready to attend to the most trivial of your needs. The hotel provides you an abode that exudes warmth and gifts an ambience that knows no parallels. Our age-old penchant for hospitality still reverberates from the personalized services you get at the grand, which is synonymous with our hotel. Dining and wining - the Grand way At our restaurant, sampling the exotic variety of Kerala cuisine is surely going to be a wonderful experience for the food lover in you. Savor our variety of seafood and fresh water fish delicacies. Our speciality Karimeen delicacies are wonderfully tasty. The shrimp are simply divine either in curries or simply with different spices. A wide variety of fish curries and meat delicacies are part of Grand\\\'s cuisine. The Grand hotel present\\\'s umpteen choices of delicacies of the Chinese and Continental varieties, traditional Indian cuisine and exotic local preparations that will titillate your taste buds. This well laid out restaurant, exudes an atmosphere of elegance and luxury, which is sure to make each meal a memorable event .This culinary journey will take you on a delectable trail peppered with a choice of authentic cuisines, enjoyable dining experiences, from traditional to International cuisine. The restaurant at Grand Hotel offers an eclectic combination that is hard to resist. Food served here are prepared with a dynamic blend of the best techniques and ingredients all, the traditional way. You can always trust the delightful seafood served here to work its magic on you, ever so slowly and ever so surely,. With a warm, spacious ambiance, guests can choose delicacies or even enjoy a full course meal. The menu has been constantly reviewed, innovated and tailored to suit customers tastes and has made a sincere attempt to keep it as authentic as possible. Welcome to a soul stirring experience with an exclusive collection of Spirits. A perfect way to unwind and lighten the night away at our trendy bar -CouchŸn, get set for the perfect evening, after a tiring work day. Sip your favorite alcoholic beverages with mouth-watering food enjoying the soothing ambience that is sure to appeal to your senses.
Poomala was largely a forest, until the area was occupied by the Christian settlers from central Travancore. It is one of the popular tourist hill stations in India. Attractions include Muniarra (a cave where a saint once meditated). The small dam in the southern part of Poomala was initially built only for irrigation purposes, then managed by the Minor Irrigation Department. Today, it is a growing tourist area as well, as the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) of Thrissur undertook a 50 lakh project that was launched in 2008 to beautify the environs of the dam. Poomala dam was officially designated as a tourist centre by the Home Minister of State, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, on 21 March 2010. The dam is situated 94.50 meters above mean sea level. To its north lies another dam, Pathazhakundu, which presently is oriented only for irrigation. There are some more villages named Parambayi, Poomala, Chottupara. Nowadays these villages are known together as Poomala. As like the Name \'Poomala\', it is nice to see with full of greenaries.
Poomala is one of the popular tourist hill stations in India. This place situated in a calm and serene atmosphere and from the top of the hill we can view Thrissur town. There is a dam in Poomala named Poomala dam, for irrigation purpose. This is one of the oldest dams and has a mud and stone construction. People can reach here from Thrissur town by traveling 7 km to Thirur Town and then take right turn at Waylord to Poomala Hills. Poomala dam is situated about 15 km from Thrissur town.