Places / institutions available within 100 Kms for study tours .

Please click the following links to get a view and brief description of important places and institution within 100 Kms from the Vidyalaya 

 PLACES TO VISIT 

 Kovalam Beach 
  Kovalam has three crescent shaped beaches separated by rocky outcroppings. Shallow waters stretching for hundreds of metres are ideal for swimming. The beaches have steep palm covered headlands and are lined with shops that offer all kinds of goods and services.
  The larger of the beaches is called Light House Beach for its 35 metre high light house which towers over it atop Kurumkal hillock. The second largest one is Hawah Beach named thus for the topless European women who used to throng there. It was the first topless beach in India. Topfree bathing and parading is banned now except in private coves owned by resorts. Visitors frequent these two beaches. The northern part of the beach is known as Samudra Beach in tourism parlance. A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra
  Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part. The sands on the beaches in Kovalam are partially black in colour due to the presence of ilmenite and thorazite. The normal tourist season is from September to May.
   
  
Veli Tourist Village  This is an external website opening in a new window
  Veli - Location : About 8 km from Thiruvananthapuram city.
Veli - Visiting hours: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.
The long undulating shoreline of Kerala is broken by lagoons that merge into inland lakes to form some of the most picturesque picnic spots. One such is the Veli lagoon, separated from the Arabian sea by a narrow sand bar.

The Veli Tourist Village, built at the point where the lagoon meets the Arabian sea is replete with fish ponds, wading pools and landscaped gardens, along with facilities for boating and water sports and a children's park around the floating bridge that connects the village to the beach.The youth hostel takes care of your food and accommodation at Veli.
Nearby is the Shankhumukham beach skirting the Thiruvananthapuram International airport.
Veli - Getting there:
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram central, about 8 km
Nearest airport : Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 3 km.    

Ponmudi Hills This is an external website opening in a new window  


From Thiruvanathapuram, the hill station of Ponmudi is at a distance of 61 km. At an altitude of over 100 m above seal level on the Western Ghats, the winding streams with their green water and the verdant woods in the midst of quiet surroundings, is sure to attract any visitor to Ponmudi Hills. Vistors to Ponmudi must not miss out on their trekking.
The places of interest around Ponmudi are the Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary, Golden Valley, Deer Park and Orchids.

 

 

Thenmala   This is an external website opening in a new window
Located about 72kms from Thiruvananthapuram, the State Capital of Kerala, God's Own Country, the southern most State of India. Thenmala is a small village at the foothills of Western Ghats and predominantly a forest area. The famous Shenduruney Wildlife Sanctuary is the most important ecotourism resource of Thenmala Ecotourism. This Wildlife Sanctuary is of about 100 sq. km. and harbors large varieties of flora and fauna.
Thenmala : "Then + Mala" , i.e. in local parlance "Then" means honey and "Mala" means hillock i.e. it mean honey hills. The honey collected from Thenmala forest region is of good quality and of high medicinal value because of the unique floristic composition of the forests.

      

 Shankhumugam Beach This is an external website opening in a new window 
  It's a pleasant place to walk or watch the fishermen securing their catch. A large sculpture of a mermaid graces the roadside, an example of the work of the local artist Canai Kunuram. At dusk, during temple festivals, the beach is the site of the ritual bathing of the temple idols. 

Kilimanoor Palace  
In year 1705 (ME 880) the a son and two daughters of Ittammar Raja of Beypore Thattarikovilakam, a Kolathunadu royal house was adopted to the Royal house of Venad. Ittammar Raja 's sister and her sons, Rama Varma and Raghava Varma settled in Kilimanoor and married the now adopted sisters. Marthanda Varma, the founder of the Kingdom of Travancore was the son of Raghava Varma. The nephew of Raghava Varma , Ravi varma Koil Thampuran, married the sister of Marthanda Varma. Their son became to be known as Dharma Raja Kartika Thirunnal Rama Varma. In 1740 when an allied forces lead by Dutch,Captain Hockert supporting Deshinganadu king, attacked Venad , an army of from Kilimanoor tactfully resisted and then defeated them. 

 

  

Kallar This is an external website opening in a new window
  

Situated en route to the popular hill station of Ponmudi,Kallar gets its name from the River Kallar, which flows through the region. Kallu means 'stone' and Aru means 'river,' hence the name Kallar. The river is well known for its abundance of attractive, round-shaped boulders and pebbles, especially in the upper reaches and middle portion of its course.

 

Kallar is about 50 kms from the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, and is an idyllic location. It is a favourite haunt for picnickers and attracts many with an interest in trekking, angling and bird watching.
At Kallar, the main attractions are the nearby Golden Valley, and the Meenmutti waterfall. Unlike the Meenmutti waterfall, the Golden Valley is easily accessible form the main road. Here one can take a dip in the crystal clear waters to cool off, and also watch the many rapids and small pools that dot a good part of the river in this area.

Apart from Golden Valley, those with a zeal for trekking and bird watching can take a narrow track, starting from the right side of the Kallar bridge. The track will lead one to a medium sized, but captivating waterfall, popularly known as Meenmutty. The waterfall is situated 3-4 kms from the main road. On the way to the waterfall, one could come across ample bird life, and many species of butterflies. The forest here is mostly tropical in nature, and during the rainy season, one has to be on the alert for leeches. One can seek assistance from the Kallar Vana Samrakshana Samithi (Kallar Forest Protection Group) at Kallar for trekking guidance and also for hiring guides. The group is a joint venture by the State Department of Forest and the local community.

Visitors to Kallar can make use of the modern tourist facilitation centre run by the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC). It offers facilities for recreation and also for organizing parties. A restaurant, toilet, changing rooms, shops that sell forest produce, STD and ISD booths and a car parking area are there at the facilitation centre.

Varkala  This is an external website opening in a new window
  Location : 51 km north of Thiruvananthapuram city and 37 km south of Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram district, south Kerala.
Attractions: Beach, mineral watersprings, the Sivagiri Mutt and a 2000 year old Vishnu temple
Varkala, a calm and quiet hamlet, lies on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram district.  

It has several places of tourist interests like a beautiful beach, a 2000 year old Vishnu temple and the ashramam- 'Sivagiri Mutt' a little distance from the beach.At the serene Varkala beach is a quiet sea resort rich in mineral water springs.A dip in the holy waters at this beach is believed to purge the body of impurities and the soul of all sins. Hence the name 'Papanasam beach'.A two thousand year old shrine the Janardhanaswamy Temple, stands on the cliffs overlooking the beach,a short distance away. 
The Sivagiri Mutt, founded by the great Hindu reformer and Philosopher Sree Narayana Guru (1856 - 1928) is also close by.The Samadhi (the final resting place) of the Guru here attracts thousands of devotees every year during the Sivagiri Pilgrimage days - 30th December to 1st January. Sree Narayana Guru propagated the ideology:"one caste, one religion and one god",in a society torn by the taboos of caste system.Varkala offers excellent accommodation facilities for the tourist and is fast becoming a popular health resort with many Ayurvedic massage centres.  

Agasthyarkoodam  
Peak is a spectacular peak in the Western Ghats that rises to a majestic height of about 1868 m in the form of a sharp cone. It is accessible only on foot, with 61 kms of trekking from Bonacaud, and 32 kms from Neyyar Dam.
A haven of rare herbs and medicinal plants, its slopes offer a breathtaking sight when they transform into colorful glades of the 'Neelakurinji' a flower, which blooms only once in twelve years.
Acording to a local belief, the peak was the abode of sage Agasthya, who was a confirmed bachelor. Hence, the aborigines dislike the presence of women on the hill. Women  
  

Neyyar Reservoir   
      

Nestled in the southeast corner of the towering Western Ghats, the Neyyar wildlife sanctuary a beautiful and picturesque wildlife sanctuary in Kerala, India. Spread over and area of over 128 sq km, the Neyyar wildlife sanctuary is a treasure trove of rich and diverse flora and fauna. Neyyar was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958, but not much was done for protection of its wildlife conservation till 1985 when a separate wildlife wing was set up to conserve its unique flora and fauna. The enchanting Agasthyakoodam Peak at an elevation of 1,890 meters and the beautiful Neyyar Reservoir extending over an area of 9.06 sq. km add more charm to this sanctuary. Neyyar Reservoir also offers excellent conditions for pleasure navigations.
The vegetation of the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary varies from tropical wet evergreen to grasslands according to altitude. The Neyyar wildlife sanctuary is home to a rich and diverse flora and fauna, promising a memorable experience for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. On your visit to the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary with Kerala Backwaters, you can see a wide variety of wildlife, including Elephants, Sloth Bears, Nilgiri Tahrs, Gaur, Sambars, Barking Deer, Indian Porcupines, Malabar Squirrels, Tigers, Lion-tailed Macaques, Jungle Cats, Wild Boars and Nilgiri Langurs to name a few. The sanctuary is also rich in its birds and reptiles population. Among reptiles Cobras, Vipers, Pythons, Rat Snakes, Flying Snakes and Lizards are commonly found in the sanctuary. The Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary also attracts a wide variety of exotic birds including King Fishers, White-breasted Water Hen, Little Green Heron, Woodpeckers, Indian Cuckoos, Gray Jungle Fowl, Common Mynas, Indian Hill Mynas, Darters, Little Cormorants, Little Egrets and Brahminy Kites etc.
On your Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary Kerala tour, you can also visit the Crocodile Farm, Deer Farm and Lion Safari Park in the sanctuary or enjoy an exciting boat ride on the beautiful Neyyar Lake. Trekking to Agastiar Peak is another exciting activity, which you can enjoy on your Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary tour with Kerala Backwaters.
 

Akkula Tourist Village This is an external website opening in a new window 
 


Akkulam Tourist village located about 10 kms from Thiruvananthapuram city is a beautiful picnic sport and well known backwater destination.A beautiful picnic spot developed on the banks of Akkulam lake, an extension of the Veli lake, the Akkulam Tourist Village has boating facilities, a well equipped children's park and a paddle pool. There is also a swimming pool for adults.The calm and serene atmosphere at Akkulam and its unique beauty are a fascination for tourists. It is open from 10 am to 5 pm)
 

Happyland    
   Happy Land Water theme park is the ideal location for an outing or other family and business functions. The mesmerizing location and the thrilling rides at Happy Land Water Theme park carry you away to an amusing world of joy and fun. 

INSTITUTIONS 

Priyadarshini Planetarium

Trivandrum Zoo

VSSC

Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute

Marine Aquarium

Regional Research Laboratary

Center for Earth Science

 

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RESULTS OF AISSCE 2018
CLASS XII
No. of Students Appeared :198
No. of Students passed :198
pass % : 100%
PI of School : 74.76
No. of students Secured 90% and above:35
STREAM TOPPERS
SCIENCE - SANDRA JOIY 487/500 97.40%
COMMERCE - S SYAM KRISHNAN 475/500 95.0%
HUMANITIES - A GAYATRI NAIR 491/500 98.20%
RESULTS OF AISSE 2018
CLASS X
No. of Students Appeared :207
No. of Students passed :207
pass % : 100%
PI Of School : 77.98
No. of students Secured 90% and above:55
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RESULTS OF AISSCE 2018
CLASS XII
No. of Students Appeared :124
No. of Students passed :124
pass % : 100%
PI of School : 67.48
No. of students Secured 90% and above: 16
STREAM TOPPERS
SCIENCE - SHIVANI R 476/500 95.20%
COMMERCE - GOKUL KRISHNA U N 469/500 93.80%
RESULTS OF AISSE 2018
CLASS X
No. of Students Appeared :144
No. of Students passed :144
pass % : 100%
PI Of School : 72.10 No. of students Secured 90% and above:24 ---------

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