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Padmanabhapuram Palace

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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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Mesmerising wooden art !

The first thing to mesmerise is the complete wood based ancient Kerala architecture. A guide is optional as you can navigate yourself till the end, unless you are detail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The first thing to mesmerise is the complete wood based ancient Kerala architecture. A guide is optional as you can navigate yourself till the end, unless you are detail oriented. The toilets inside the palace are clean and tidy. The ones near the entrance are horrible and you still need to pay for it. There are shops around selling souveniours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

With historic significance this beautiful wooden palace is a traditional heritage for the generation to come.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is filled with Historic Artifacts, Paintings, Sculptures they had kept the look and feel as it is from the olden days. You will definitely enjoy if you like History. The drive from Thiruvananthapuram is pretty long.

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Excellent Place, a must visit in Thiruannantpuram, nicely maintained, gives a window to the Kings days, a blend with modernity,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The first impression is not so high... but believe me, that your views will change once back. Its A nice place with a lot of history and wood work. The place is well maintained. We were accompanied by a guide who shared some interesting tit bits and also took us around

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Even though out side area is poorly maintained, we get great feel when walk along the palace. Amazing wooden work and marvelous painting on walls. Since the authorities not able to maintain the complete palace, only limited rooms are opened for tourist. You will always have one guide to explain (need to pay nominal money). It takes nearly 90 mins... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent place. You can feel the presence of the ancient Kerala kings in this place. Kids learned a lot of things about ancient Kerala and its culture here

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It shows the pride of Travancore kingdom. Its really amazing how brilliantly they made this palace. But government should give much more care as this should preserve for many generations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I respect the restrictions of the temple such that every male can be allowed only with a dhoti. But temple authorities should build sufficient rooms for changing the dress.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We visited the palace on the way to Kanyakumari.. The architecture is very intricate and exemplary.. It took us about 2 hours to see the whole palace.. The palace is well maintained and there were guides at every point

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