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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
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Owner description: The well-preserved wooden palace is one of the best examples of the traditional architecture of Kerala.
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U.K & Hyderabad,India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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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Bangalore, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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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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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had been to the palace couple of times. This palace was the headquarters of Travancore royal family till the family shifted its headquarters to Thiruvananthapuram.This palace was constructed in 1601.There is also a Thai Kottaram which was built in 1550s.I was amazed to see the various rooms inside the palace. There is also a museum which shows the old transcripts... More

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A magnificent wooden palace of the 16th century, Padmanabhapuram Palace lies at the land's end of mainland India - Kanyakumari. An enticing edifice to any lover of art and architecture this old palace of the Rajas of the erstwhile Travancore (1550 to 1750 AD) is a fine specimen of Kerala's indigenous style of architecture. The palace was constructed around 1601... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This 15th century palace is located quite a distance from Trivandrum, is only mildly interesting, probably not worth the effort to get to it.

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