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    Kerala - Thattekad

    The main attraction in Thattekadu is the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary which is home to over 200 species of birds including large falcon, gray jungle fowl, white breasted water hen, hornbill etc. Other places of tourist interest include: The Rock Palace, caves, and a number of waterfalls. The place is easily accessible by all means of transport. Nedumbasery is the nearest airport with a distance of 75 Km and Aluva Railway station is only 15 Km away.

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  • Tour Packages

    Mararikulam, Kumarakom , Thekkady..

    9 Night / 10 Days 

    CGH Earth Package
     

    Highlights

    Apart from the splendor of nature across Kerala, you also enjoy the cozy stay at CGH Earth’s luxurious hotels in the 9 days of CGH Earth Great Escape Tour Package. Itineraries include Cochin, Munnar, Thekkady, Kumarakom and Mararikulam.

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    Hotel Ambady Thekkady

    Hotel Ambadi is on the edge of Periyar wildlife sanctuary giving you the best chance to explore Thekkady. Have the perfect holiday of your life by staying in the comforts of Kerala\'s first themed heritage resort. Enjoy the salubrious weather of the Western Ghats, listen to bird calls and spot wildlife at close quarters. You will cherish these tranquil moments of communion with Nature for ever.

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    Affordable Hospitality

    Choose from our 46 rooms across three different categories offering varying levels of comfort, all tastefully furnished in traditional style. Our hospitality is affordable and is bound to warm your hearts. Enjoy the various cuisines on offer in our restaurant Aditi. Our delectable food is bound to be any gourmet\'s delight. Moreover our friendly staff will make sure that you have a pleasant stay with us and will even help you organise your trips and tours, if you choose.

    Something for everyone

    Thekkady is a Nature-lover\'s dream come true, situated in the southern segment of the Western Ghats in the Cardamom Hills at an altitude of 2,900 to 6,000ft. The sanctuary covers an area of 777sq.km. and the valley is a major watershed for two of Kerala’s largest rivers, Periyar and Pamba and is close to two centres of pilgrimage—the hill shrine of Sabarimala and Mangala Devi Temple.

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    Padmanabhaswamy Temple

    Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Thiruvananthapuram, India. The shrine is run by a trust headed by the royal family of Travancore. The temple is one of 108 Divya Desams (Holy Abodes of Vishnu) – principal centres of worship of the deity in Vaishnavism. Lord Balarama, according to Srimad Bhagavatam (10.79.18), visited Phalgunam (now known as Thiruvananthapuram) as part of his teerthyatra, took bath in Panchapsaras (Padmatirtham) and made a gift of ten thousand cows to holy men. The temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early medieval Tamil literature canon of the Tamil Alvar saints (6th–9th centuries AD), with structural additions to it made throughout the 16th century, when its ornate Gopuram was constructed. The Temple is a replica of the famous Sri Adikesavaperumal Temple at Thiruvattar. Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple gave its name to Kerala’s state capital Thiruvananthapuram. ‘Thiru’ ‘Anantha’ ‘Puram’ means Sacred Abode of Lord Anantha Padmanabha. The city was also known as Anandapuram (City of Bliss) and Syananduram (Where Bliss is not far off). Ananda refers to Sree Padmanabha Himself. Hindu scriptures refer to the Supreme Being as \'Sachidananda\' (Absolute Truth, Absolute Consciousness and Absolute Bliss).

    The Principal Deity, Padmanabhaswamy, is enshrined in the \"Anantha-sayanam\" posture (in the eternal sleep of Yoga-nidra on the serpent Anantha). The Maharajah of Travancore bears the title, \"Sree Padmanabhadasa’ (Servant of Lord Padmanabha).

    In line with the Temple Entry Proclamation, only those who profess the Hindu faith are permitted entry to the temple. Devotees have to strictly follow the dress code.

    The origin of the Temple of Sree Padmanabhaswamy is lost in antiquity. It is not possible to determine with any exactitude, from any reliable historical documents or other sources as to when and by whom the original idol of Sree Padmanabhaswamy was consecrated. Bhaswamy was consecrated.

     The Temple has references in Epics and Puranas. Srimad Bhagavatha says that Balarama visited this Temple, bathed in Padmatheertham and made several offerings. Nammalwar, 9th century poet and one among the 12 vaishnavite saints of the Alvar tradition, has composed ten hymns in praise of Lord Padmanabha. Some well known scholars, writers and historians, like the Late Dr. L.A.Ravi Varma of Travancore, have expressed the view that this Temple was established on the first day of Kali Yuga (which is over 5000 years ago). The legends of the Temple are handed down through the centuries.

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