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. Plan to see Padmanabhapuram Palace and other attractions that appeal to you using our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • This Travancore era palace is in between Kanyakumari and Trivandrum, located in Kanyakumari District and owned & managed by Government of Kerala. This is one of the important tourist attraction to vis...  more »
  • Situated in the Kanyakumari District in Tamil Nadu. Built in the the 16th century it is a grand and magnificient Palace and was erected by the of the Maharadja of Travancore. Beautiful wood carvings. ...  more »
  • We hear about the Padmanabhapuram Palace quite a lot, so we decided to visit the place and ended up spending 2 full hours in the palace - it has fantastic architecture  more »
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  • 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....
  • Nice place to visit.. Get a feel of how the king used to live during those days... Well maintained, clean n beautiful.. U will find dedicated ppl guiding u inside the Palace. It took me around 1.5-2 hrs even though I was in a hurry :) from outside it looks like it's a small place but it's huge..
  • Amazing historical palace Well maintained as it is 300 years old palace opened to public 100 percentage. No hidden areas. Excellent guides to explain the history in details (Guides are government staffs) Everybody can spend enough time inside the palace peacefully with no disturbance from the guard No restrictions for mobile cameras Lot of people visits the place everyday including Foreigners as well Very bad parking area. Tamilnad state owned the parking space which is very poor. Just a money making business
  • 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
  • Excellent museum, well maintained and contains lot of antique articles and well preserved palace, now converted to museum, worth visiting. Only hinderence is narrow approach road and parking woes. Non availability of good hotels/quality food. One needs to depend on packed food or bring along your own food.

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