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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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Boylston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

private tours: historic cultural beautifully crafted objects/ beautiful vernacular architecture , the most touching life size statue of Hanuman I have ever seen.

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Kottayam, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

the place stands tall in all its pride and honor. Wonderful weekend spot, as it relaxes your inner child. Personally, i found it a trasyre trove of royal history of the padmanabha dasas

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Trivandrum, Kerala, India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The old Kerala culture and sculpture can be seen . And the architectural attraction is superb. The construction style is excellent and the design is surprisingly done. Hygienically done furniture will throw some light on us. The security measures taken those days will make us think over. Some movies were shot here, but now its restricted. Definitely anybody will enjoy... More

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Kozhikode, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Wonderful place. Everytime I come to this place I feel like visiting here over and over. Well maintained palace. Many movies were also shot here.

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Freeport, New York
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77 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Padmanabhapuram Palace was built in 1601 by Iravi Varma Kulasekhara Perumal, the ruler of Travancore (1592 to 1609). It was renovated many times during the course of history. The Thai Kottaram is the oldest part of the palace and is said to have been built in the year 1550. The king, Anizham Thirunal Marthandavarma reconstructed the entire palace in the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

There are many staircases to be climbed etc so make sure u are prepared for it. Not recommended for elderly visitors as can be tiring. Avoid on weekends and holidays as you will be rushed by the guide and wotn have time to view all exhibits in your own time. Having said that dont miss this palce as its very... More

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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Palace tour is designed to rival any fitness training programme a casual traveller can think of - right from climbing up the stairs, down the stairs, walking on all kinds of surfaces - one doesnt feel surprised at the lack of any focus on physical fitness programmes/gym rooms in the palaces of yore - walking around the palace was... More

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Thrissur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We could not see the palace since we reached the counter at 4:30 pm and they closed the entry. Travellers in non-TN registration plate vehicles: this is a warning about a cheating practice happening nearby the palace. We were heading to the palace area and 2 guys stopped us with parking tickets of 50Rs, as soon as they see our... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Me and my friend visited this palace during our Kerala leisure trip and liked this place a lot. you get a good feel about the south Kings and their palaces, this is a very calm and clean place. and a must visit during your visit, we visited this place while coming back from Kanya Kumari. We visited this place in... More

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