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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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

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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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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88 helpful votes 88 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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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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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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