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Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Categories: Castles, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • The palace used to be the residence of the Travancore Royal Family earlier. The palace is mostly made of wood and granite. The wood carvings are simply amazing. You get to see quite a few artifacts of...  read more »
  • This palace is located on the route from Kanyakumari to Trivandrum. Though geographically the palace falls in Tamil Nadu state, it's managed by Kerala authorities. It's a marvellous palace mostly made...  read more »
  • visiting here is physically daunting i would suggest toddlers and old peeps to stay away the staircases inside are insanely steep, the heat is exhausting, but has a lot of history I just could nt stay...  read more »
  • Great place to visit. Its a long walk inside the palace very cool and calm. Better to leave your footwear in your car if you get a good spot near gate.
  • I had a chance to visit this palace in 1984 when I was in my 11th grade. This place made me feel like I was in that era when the king was living. It was so amazing and I wanted to stay there rest of my life. I still talk about this palaces amazing features like the mirrors made out of herbs and king's sandalwood bed, water like dance floor, the toilet looks like modern one etc......etc .... to my friends in USA. I will visit again when I come to India. Thank you everyone for those wonderful pictures.
  • An historical palace through which we can find the glory and capability of Kings and sculptor. A nice place who likes to know about India's past rulers and there lifestyle.
  • Built by the trivancore king marthanda varma, it is one of the traditional building still prevailing in kanyakumari. It is one of the major tourist spot and the place once acted as tha headquarter of trivancore kingdom. Now the place is detoriated due to tha lack of maintenance yet it still holds the traditional values. Its worth visiting and you will never forget the place after you visit there.
  • 300 years old beautiful palace of raja martandavarma
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