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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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It's near by my home town. Been here many time. Its located in Tamil Nadu state but controlled by Kerala govt. This place is suitable for historians. Its is well maintained and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the palace during a family trip to Kanyakumari. It is located at Padmanabhapuram in Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu and is about 20 km from Nagercoil, and about 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram. Though the palace is surrounded entirely by the State of Tamil Nadu, it is still part of Kerala and the land and Palace belongs to the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

'architectural extravaganza' for a short description...truly revelas the cultural heritage and architectural skills of ancient south india! The wood work is just amazing! A must visit spot on the way to kanyakumari.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Padmanabhapuram Palace is located close to the town of Thuckalay in Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu. It is about 20 km from Nagercoil, and about 50 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Though the palace is situated in Kanyakumari district of Tamilnadu State, it is administered by the Government of Kerala archaeology department. The Padmanabhapuram palace was the ancient capital of the Travancore kings.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It's near by my home town. Been here many time. Its located in Tamil Nadu state but controlled by Kerala govt. This place is suitable for historians. Its is well maintained and government nominated guides are everywhere in this palace. They will give us more details about this palace free of cost. Who is more interested to know King's life... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Rich in history . the story of the Travancore kingdom would enthrall the audience from all parts of the globe.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Glad I included this on our itinerary it was one of the highlights . Not like your typical European ideas of a palace but more a sprawling complex of wooden buildings . The style definitely Keralan but could be in Japan or some distant land of yore .. Dating from arround1600 it is now surrounded by Tamil Nadu (but it... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This breaks the journey South when travelling in a taxi from Trivandrum. It is a very pleasant place as there are no hawkers and unlike the temples, one can wander around at ease. Foreigners have to pay to see this old wooden structure. I liked imagining how it was centuries ago especially on a social occasion.

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Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The palace and the left over to the travancore kings....really good to spend some time watching the history...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

So when i read about the palace i thought it would be one of those Opulent palaces that you find in North India but this was very difference , very understated. Only a certain part of the palace is open with a lot of artifacts on display. It was nothing out of this world, one can visit this if there... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Unlike Versailles,which is filled with gilt and furniture,the Padmanabhapuram palace is as spare as its occupants,Travancore royalty who went about its rooms bare-chested. And if anyone looked at the weather,they'd understand why this was for centuries the most popular apparel in Kerala. Sit by the upper balcony,from where ladies could view muscular youths lifting weights and qualifying for the army.... More 

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