Jatayu Earth’s Center or Jatayu Nature Park is a park and tourism centre at Chadayamangalam in Kollam district of Kerala.It stands at an altitude of 350m above MSL. Designed by Rajiv Anchal, this rock-theme nature park is about 38 km away from Kollam and 46 km away from the state capital, Thiruvananthapuram.
Kovalam, a fishing village earlier is now one of the most famous and safest beaches in India. It gained international attention after masses of hippies visited the place on their way to Ceylon in the Hippie Trail. The Eve’s or Hawa Beach, the Lighthouse beach and Ashok Beach in crescent shape and separated by promontory rock lands are the peculiarity of Kovalam. Most popular is the Lighthouse beach is the southernmost and has an old lighthouse which stands on a rocky promontory. The light signal beams at regular intervals on the beach adds to the charm of a romantic evening at Kovalam. The Kovalam beach is just 11 kms from ABAD Harmonia and can be opted for an afternoon trip and comeback after watching the sunset
The Neyyar Dam located in the Trivandrum district of Kerala is a paradise,for nature lovers. Built in the year 1958, the Neyyar Dam is a part of the adjoining Wildlife Sanctuary which is the home of different species of animals. Nestled amidst the greenery of Western Ghats Neyyar also has a number of medicinal herbs and plants. The Neyyar Dam gets its name from the Neyyar River. A Tour to Neyyar Dam will reveal more about these unique species of plant and animal life.
The Kuthira Malika Palace also known as Puthen Malika (New Mansion) Palace is built by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, is situated just outside the great Padhmanabhaswamy Temple. The Kuthira Malika (Horse Mansion) gets its name as you can see 122 wooden wall brackets carved in the shape of horse that supports the southern roof. The Palace hosts a varied collection of king’s musical instruments and arms which is a symbol of King’s preferences. The Palace is just 24 Km away from the resort and can be combined with a visit in the Padhmanabha Swamy temple
The Napier Museum which is named after Lord Charles Napier, who was the Governor of Madras (1866-72) houses vast collection of bronze and stone sculptures of 11th to 18th century. The museum also attracts visitors with its multi-coloured bricks. Apart from these the museum complex also houses Sree Chitra Art Gallery which has good collection of Raja Ravi Varma paintings and other famous artists. Napier Palace is just 26 km from ABAD Harmonia.
Padmanabhaswamy temple (aka Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple),is a famous Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu, located inside the Fort in city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.This is an ancient temple and the city of Thiruvananthapuram derives its name from the name of the presiding deity enshrined in the temple.The temple has a corridor with 365 and one-quarter sculptured granite-stone pillars with elaborate carvings. This corridor extends from the eastern side into the sanctum sanctorum.
This picnic spot, where the Veli Lake meets the Arabian Sea,offers boating facilities. Pedalboats and paddleboats can be hired to explore the charms of the lagoon in a leisurely manner. For a quick ride over the waters, speedboats are available for hire. Children enjoy climbing over the huge sculptures which dot the landscape.Nearby is the Shankhumukham beach skirting theThiruvananthapuram International airport.
Ponmudi (The Golden Peak) is a hillstation in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala in South India. Its located 61 km north-east of Trivandrum city at an altitude of 1100 m. It is a part of the Western Ghats mountain range that runs parallel to the Arabian Sea.Ponmudi is connected to Trivandrum by a narrow winding road which offers a scenic view on the way to Ponmudi. The climate is always pleasant and it serves as a base for trekking and hiking. The tea-gardens here are also famous.
A tourist village near Trivandrum, Akkulam is one of the most fascinating backwater destinations in Kerala. A tour to the Akkulam Tourist Village near the Akkulam Lake will rejuvenate your senses. This beautiful backwater destination near Trivandrum is an ideal picnic spot for the tourists. Tourists who are looking for tranquil and serene location amidst greenery and placid waters of Kerala must take a tour to Akkulam.
The Trivandrum Zoo is located in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram city, the capital of Kerala, India. It is one among the well designed in Asia and is set amidst a woodland, lakes and lawns. Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, one of the oldest in the country, was established as an annexe to the Museum (Napier Museum)in 1857 by the erstwhile Maharaja of Travancore in order to attract more visitors. This Zoo was originally set up for recreational purpose only.