Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

4.3
#2 of 13 in Historic Sites in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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. Plan to see Padmanabhapuram Palace and other attractions that appeal to you using our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning tool .
Create an itinerary including Padmanabhapuram Palace
map
Places to stay near Padmanabhapuram Palace
Padmanabhapuram Palace Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
586 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • It is a pity that it is not indicated in all the guides (except guide book). Little or no tourists. Magnificent Palace, which is worth a visit if you are in the area.
    View original
  • Wonderful collection of art , ammunition and lifestyle of the Raja's who ruled Kerala. There is also an intermix of culture and practices preserved in Photos. The interaction , gifts with other countr...  more »
  • The capital of erstwhile travancore was padmanabhapuram palace but later the capital was shifted to trivandrum...safe guarded by mountains on three sides and the floors of the kings courtyard made wit...  more »
Google
  • Very good old palace. One of the best example of our architecture skills. Though its quite smaller in size you can feel how the palace is been used in their times. It could have been maintain well. And there are many narrators to explain about each room, but they don't have more info with them to explain..
  • The palace is well maintained it consists of more than 65 rooms in which each and every room has different architect. This palace remains very calm. The king Cot is made up of medicinal property tree. The royal chairs has Chinese carvings and the ceilings is full of Rosewood and teak wood. Palace has two divisions 1.mantrasala Kings council chambers 2.queen mother's palace. Timings- 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Find this post useful, please like this Post.
  • Its most visit place. Awesome place......also has a museums on the palace ground... Wonderful experience of olden days calm and peacefulness you can find in the palace. Good wooden works heritage site ...take time to visit.. It consists of more then 65 rooms in which each and every room has different architecture work. Well maintained palace of king Padmanaba....
  • Around 400 years old palace. Very nice place .Liked it a lot. Too much to walk(mind the steps too) staff very helpful and explain us everything. Lunch break 1~ 2 pm.
  • Beautiful building. You can go through the self guided tour pretty quickly. You cannot wear shoes inside. There's an area to check in your shoes. You have to buy a camera pass if you want to take pics. There were about 2 or 3 people inside that sometimes give you history on the building's history. We had our own guide. The floors seems to be showing some wear and tear. I can imagine due to the hundred of tours people take. Overall the building is holding up. There are some areas closed to the public for maintenance. There are some narrow stairs to maneuver through. Going from the bright sun to inside dark is hard to adjust to so make sure to go slow and adjust your eyes before proceeding. Lots of stepping over areas and low doorways. Be careful but enjoy.

Plan your trip to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Best things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Plans to Padmanabhapuram Palace by other users

55 days in India & Seminyak BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Kovalam BY A USER FROM INDIA April, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) BY A USER FROM INDIA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans