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Padmanabhapuram Palace

Address: 55km/34 miles south of Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Cultural
Owner description: The well-preserved wooden palace is one of the best examples of the traditional architecture of...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Cultural
Owner description: The well-preserved wooden palace is one of the best examples of the traditional architecture of Kerala.
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A unique wooden palace ant the flooring of the palace is made of materials and burning coconut coir and oil and still intact after 100s of years ,, and art and painting lovers of raja ravi varma must visit to some beautiful paintings .. a nice place to visit .

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited this palace in October 2014. There was a guide (staff of the palace) who formed a group and guided us very nicely through the palace. Highlights of the palace are magnificent royal chairs, 3d painting and beautiful roof tops. The palace looks very simple from outside. But it is worth visisting.

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Kottayam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We visited this place with our kids. We enjoyed it. The palace was really calm and inside was very cool. People who explore ancient places will love it. The day we visited was not a rush day too.

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U.K & Hyderabad,India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It is an old wooden building and one needs to go barefoot there so do not go at noon since the granite stone path is very hot to walk around. Inside is musty and poorly maintained a semblance of the good old times when the building was kept as a palace. Though the architecture is of the old Kerala type... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

One of the historic places you should visit. It takes couple of hours to see the entire palace. Staff are available to explain all history behind key things. Key highlights are granite cot. Chairs used by kings & courtiers. ~ 50 km from city centre.

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Pune, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Must see to go back in time. Amazing and makes you feel proud to be an indian. Ensure you have at lease 4-5 hours to have a good tour.

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Kollam, India
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a must see for those touring around Trivandrum. The Palace is located about 48 Kms from Trivandrum and one can opt to visit the palace and return through Poovar while spending the evening at Kovalam .Though the palace and surroundings is managed by Kerala government , the location is in Tamil Nadu. You will need at least two... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This palace is on the road from Trivandrum to Kanyakumari. It is a wooden palace which was the palace of the earlier Maharajas of Travancore. It has beautiful carvings, can see their rooms, dancing hall of the courtesans, beauiful mahogany ceiling (careful! no touching allowed) Is pretty majestic and gives the erstwhile Royal feeling. There is also a museum next... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was an OK place. No footwear allowed. Well maintained. No tickets issued during lunch breaks, so plan accordingly. Go if you have lot of time at hand.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This majestic old palace is 63kms from Thiruvananthapuram. It is situated at Thucklai, on the way to Kanyakumari. This palace was once the capital of the State of Travancore. The palace is built in the Travancore architectural style. This is famous for its 17th and 18th century murals, carved mahogany ceiling, colored mica windows, secret underground passages, inner courtyards, durbal... More 

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