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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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Bangalore, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

good wooden structure, huge palace, takes atleast 1-1.5 hrs to cover it. camera ticket Rs 50. kids under 5 free

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The 250 year old palace, built entirely of wood is an architectural marvel. The carvings on the doors and windows are magnificent. But what is awe-inspiring is the flooring, made of lime and mud and polished with honey and egg white. Even after hundreds of years it still holds a fabulous shine. The murals in the room on the top... More

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Silverstone, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Black floors, dark granite and dark teak and very little colour to lift the visit. Worth the calling in if you are on your way to the lands end of India.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A beautiful palace made entirely of wood. This palace belong to the King of Travencore. This one is the main palace of the king. It is decorated with beautiful paintings and sculptours A must visit if you are in Trivandrum or Kanyakumari.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's a nice place to see. This place would definitely win hearts of history lovers. This palace steals hearts with its lush green surroundings.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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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Bangalore, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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