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Padmanabhapuram Palace

55km/34 miles south of Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Architectural Buildings
Description: The well-preserved wooden palace is one of the best examples of the traditional architecture of Kerala.
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Gurgaon, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Padmanabhapuram Palace is the oldest,largest and well preserved traditional wooden architecture in India.Recently it has been recommended for the UNESCO world Heritage sites.its a magnificent 16 th century wooden palace of the Travancore Maharajas.its approx. 60 km from Trivandrum and you can visit it on the way to Kanyakumari.its located on the foot hills of Veli hills,Western Ghats .Palace complex... More

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Pondicherry, India
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28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It is finest surviving example of traditional keralan architecture, should not be missed.constructed with teak and granite. The architecture is exquisite, with rose wood ceilings carved in floral patterns, windows laid with jewel-coloured mica and floors finished to a high polish with a special compound of crushed shells, coconuts, egg whites and local plant juice. Beautiful to see everything. We... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

You can visit it once, huge palace long walk. Entry fee abt inr 35 per adult. Time spent abt an 40 min to view entire museum and palace. Charges inr 50 extra for camera or mobile photography. Good for people more interested in antiques and art.

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Bangalore, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

good wooden structure, huge palace, takes atleast 1-1.5 hrs to cover it. camera ticket Rs 50. kids under 5 free

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The 250 year old palace, built entirely of wood is an architectural marvel. The carvings on the doors and windows are magnificent. But what is awe-inspiring is the flooring, made of lime and mud and polished with honey and egg white. Even after hundreds of years it still holds a fabulous shine. The murals in the room on the top... More

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Silverstone, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Black floors, dark granite and dark teak and very little colour to lift the visit. Worth the calling in if you are on your way to the lands end of India.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A beautiful palace made entirely of wood. This palace belong to the King of Travencore. This one is the main palace of the king. It is decorated with beautiful paintings and sculptours A must visit if you are in Trivandrum or Kanyakumari.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's a nice place to see. This place would definitely win hearts of history lovers. This palace steals hearts with its lush green surroundings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

witness the amazing expertise of the masters of the past, sculpturing wonders on the wood with complex formations, giant stone pillars and wood beams, utilities, luxuries and a get glimpse of the princely days of Travancore.

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Bangalore, India
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This wooden palace is 52.8 km from Trivandrum and comes on the way of Kanyakumari-Trivandrum route. A must visit place. The Padmanabhapuram palace complex is inside an old granite fortress . Veli Hills, which form a part of the Western Ghats can be seen from the palace. Palace worker 'll guide you through the palace. 1.Entry fee is there 2.Photography... More

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