Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Discover a palace made in traditional Kerala architectural style, Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and learn about its history and influence. The palace is named after 122 horses carved into the wooden wall brackets beneath the southern part of the roof. Observe the detailed carvings of the wooden ceiling, with each of 80 rooms in its own, distinctive pattern. Of 80 rooms, only 20 are open to the tourists. Walk upon the floor made of egg whites, charcoal, and limestone, the materials that make it cold and smooth even in summer weather. Using our international travel planner, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions like Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The palace entry is before the temple padmanabhswami's entrance. Its a good palace one similar I have seen In kanyakumari so I didn't find it as amazing. But for first timer it has good work of wood o...  more »
  • Puthenmalika palace is located at east fort near to Padmanabhaswami temple. The place is very informative by the guides. To know the heritage and the culture of the ancient kerala it is a must visit. ...  more »
  • The Palace entrance barefoot, tickets cost 150 rupees. Sightseeing guided tours only, and in groups of 5 people. Palace in the traditional Kerala style built 4 years more than 5000 workers. The cornice is adorned with 122 horse head. The horse is considered a symbol of bravery and Valor. Part of the building has been converted into a Museum, is open to the public. In the halls, decorated with graceful carved wooden partitions, with a carefully polished floors, placed family values the rulers Travankura. Among portraits, Royal regalia and weapons there are some genuine treasures, such as the massive Crystal throne, presented by the Dutch, as well as the throne made of 50 tusks of elephants. The Palace some sad story that lived in it just a few months after the Maharajah built and suddenly, pretty young dead. And local astrologers recognized it was not built correctly. Not on their tv, and was boarded up for many years. And he stood, while several of his rooms seem to 28 of 83 decided to open as a museum. Unusual architecture and many exhibits-I was wondering ... By the way uniforms for visiting these places closed. Knees and shoulders covered.
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  • An architectural masterpiece of Travancore. The Puthenmalika palace is an important place in the history of the kingdom. There is an art gallery nearby and the ticket counter offers tickets for the museum and the gallery. Tickets rates are ₹50 for the museum and ₹20 for the gallery. For international tourists it's ₹150 and ₹50 respectively. Guided tour of the palace and gallery is included in the ticket. A cloakroom service is also offered for your footwear and luggage at a nominal fee.
  • Again a typical Kerala architecture master piece as well as to dig history of erst while royal state of trivancore.
  • Fantastic museum. Must visit to know the history of Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Well maintained. Historic place.
  • Good place for an after noon round up in Trivandrum.

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