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Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Located in Padmanabhapuram Fort, Padmanabhapuram Palace was constructed in the 17th century by the ruler of Venad. The sprawling Kerala architecture holds rooms like the king's council chamber, the performance hall, and even a four-story mansion in the center of the complex. Head straight for the king's council chamber, which impresses with its beautiful lattice work and polished, dark floor composed of burnt coconut shells, egg whites, and other surprising materials. Also look for the queen mother's palace, the oldest structure in the entire complex. Tour guides offer detailed walkthroughs of the attraction in English. Work out when and for how long to visit Padmanabhapuram Palace and other Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions using our handy Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) vacation trip planner.
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  • Near the famous Temple is this former Palace rather poorly preserved, it still has some historical interest and if you are in the area well worth a visit.
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  • A very impressive palace for the ages gone by. Can still see the grandeur of the palace. The palace has been maintained nicely by the authorities. It is on the way to Kanyakumari. Require a bit of wal...  more »
  • This was so worth the visit. From the beautiful wooden palace to the art n items owned by the royal family. It is a must visit 
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  • This palace is definitely worth visiting. Its a magnificent wooden palace of the 16th century with lot of history, minimum time needed to run through the entire palace is 2.5 hours. Its a architecture marvel with good building concepts, you will be really amazed to see such intricate wooden designs. Its better to visit this place early in the morning, since sometimes in the afternoon and evenings there is a huge queue for tickets. There is no Audio Guide available.
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace is one of the best example of ancient Kerala VasthuVidya(Architecture).When we enter the palace,the serenity of this place makes us silent and increase our curiosity. Well trained guides (daily practice too) takes us to the golden ages of Thiruvathamkoor Dynasty (Travancore). Another attraction is a very old clock that still keeps the Time.Though the palace is situated in Tamil Nadu, entire area of palace is a Government of Kerala property. Entry fee is very cheap when we compare with similar places.Visitors those who wish to do a little shopping can buy cotton textile products from nearby shops at reasonable price. A worthy visit.
  • It is the former capital city of the erstwhile Hindu kingdom of Travancore.The palace is complex inside with an old granite fortress around four kilometers long.The palace is located at the foot hill ,a part of the Western Ghats. The Palace though surrounded entirely by the State of Tamil Nadu is still part of Kerala and the land and Palace belongs to the Government of Kerala. It is one of the most beautiful palaces in india also amazing construction . And well-known historical tourist attractions in southern India.
  • Its always feel special when you know about the travancore maharajas stories.. this place has a lot of things to say about them... We can see great architecture works here
  • Great wooden architecture, Herbal bed & flooring. Fantastic scenery. This place is quiet. Has 127 guest rooms. Not suggested for old persons.