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Padmanabhapuram Palace

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Address: 55km/34 miles south of Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Phone Number: +91-4651-25-02-55
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Description: The well-preserved wooden palace is one of the best examples of the...
The well-preserved wooden palace is one of the best examples of the traditional architecture of Kerala.
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Must visit place, if you are visiting Kanyakumari or Trivandrum, (located centrally between these two cities). They have blocked most of the rooms and entry to certain places... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Chennai, India
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Mumbai
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This palace is very big and beautiful, it is mainly constructed in wood. The area of palace is very big, it takes around 2 hours to see the entire palace and the museum at the palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place that reminds our history and art culture of those days.a Beautiful dance arena is there.

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India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Driving 35 odd kilometers into Tamilnadu from Kerala to see this palace was triggered by the history I had read about this place. This palace in erstwhile Travancore state but now part of Tamilnadu is currently maintained by the Kerala Govt. The palace by itself has a lot of tale behind it but the charm seems to have gone. Go... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

this time i visited this Palace, which is next to temple, nice to see very huge one, heard from guide that Kings were stayed only one year since some bad omes, and there is a some secret way from the palace to temple but now its closed. Suggested this to all whoever visits temple.

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Hyderabad, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A place where i frequently visit o find peace..not because its the worlds' richest temple ,but you will find an amazing artichectural excellence of around 2K-3K years ago..

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Chennai, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Must visit place, if you are visiting Kanyakumari or Trivandrum, (located centrally between these two cities). They have blocked most of the rooms and entry to certain places within the Palace has been restricted to general public, due to the maintenance of the Palace. Though the Guides are knowledgeable, they hardly explain you about the Palace. You will have to... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

an excellent venue in the centre of the city, not busy and the guide was very kowlegable. The exhibits especially the weapoms have been neglected and are past redemption, rust has set in with a vengeance

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I like the gradiour of this temple. Peaceful and full of devotees...The security system i dislike in a place or worship.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Entrance to the red fort is only 250 for foreigners so I wouldn't say it way better than that but still a lovely interesting place with complimentary guides in each room explaining the history in their memorised English :) a good visit, interesting and well maintained, 400 years old

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

As a native of Thiruvananthapuram, I had always wanted to visit Padmanabhapuram palace, but could not so far. Hence, when we planned the trip to Kanyakumari this time, I made sure that we stopped by the is palace and spend some time. As expected, it was indeed a great experience! This palace is exactly a mirror of the rich cultural... More 

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