Maldives Second Home

“I have never been inside those cellars. Our philosophy has always been not to look at such objects and get tempted. But of course I know what is inside them.”
— Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma

Trivandrum, or Thiruvananthapuram, is the capital of the Indian State of Kerala and the second home of Maldivian’s abroad. Maldivian’s have been patronizing this place for as long as I or anyone else can remember. For them this is home away from home.

The city has made incredible strides in the last decade and has become one of the best cities to live in India. The infrastructure has become top notch and it has started to attract foreign tourists from much further away than the Maldives.

The Padmanabhaswamy Temple is an ancient temple that has hoarded an immense amount of wealth over the ages. It will be interesting to see what happens to the wealth that has been revealed and whether it will be used to uplift the people who helped create it.