Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Decided to skip this one thanks to the weekend crowd and headed towards the world famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple. For anybody who is visiting Kerala for the first time, the temple rules around here are very strict. Only strict Indian attire is allowed which is sarees and traditional skirts for the women folk while the men need to wear the Kerala ‘mundu’. So come dressed accordingly or be prepared to buy them outside the temple premises. The rules aside, the temple is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The architecture right from the fort walls to the towering gopurm is stunning and ofcourse the mighty Lord Vishnu in his Ananthashayanam is a sight to behold. If you wish to, you can take a walk inside Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Palace as well, which is right outside the temple entrance.
Tired of the overpriced rickshaws, I decided to use only the local transport for the rest of my time in the city which was possibly my best decision yet. Super friendly drivers and conductors who help you get your way through the city and an extremely well connected and impressive bus service, hats off Kerala I have and will always be a fangirl of this place for many reasons, God’s own after all.