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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, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The well-preserved wooden palace is one of the best examples of the traditional architecture of Kerala.
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Place never to be missed; great temple and great palace next to it to visit.Place never to be missed; great temple and great palace next to it to visit.

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

An excellent example of an old palace with simple lifestyle. The best part is that, you do not need to hire a guide. The guides at all points are provided for. When you reach a particular area, all required information is given by enthusuastic guides. If you cannot walk a lot, do think twice before going as the palace may... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Visited on a very crowded day, but still found the place very well regulated. Everyone goes in a line and just follows the arrows. It takes about an hour to see the whole place. You have to walk barefoot so if squirmish carry some old socks. But comparatively i would say its very clean for a barefoot place. Ticket prices... More 

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Indore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

it will be an advise , if you are making the trip to Kanyakumari you should have a visit to this. Padmanabhapuram Palace is located in at Padmanabhapuram Fort, in Padmanabhapuram, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India. Padmanabhapuram is the former capital city of the erstwhile Hindu kingdom of Travancore. It is about 20km from Nagercoil, and about 50km from Thiruvananthapuram,... More 

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SF, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you are making the trip from trivandrum to Kanyakumari allow a couple hours to visit this fine example of a mostly wooden palace with amazing hand carved ceilings and support columns. Also of interest is the museum next door. The palace and grounds are in pretty fair shape as far as maintenance. It would be nice if they cleaned... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The palace and surroundings give you a glimpse of the architecture and culture of ancient Kerala. There is a lot to see inside and outside the palace however entry to many areas are restricted. There is also a museum which houses many of the weapons used by the soldiers. Overall its worth visiting the place. Note that there is an... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a definitely worth visiting place which can be combined with a trip to Kanyakumari. Not too far from Trivandrum this rather well maintained palace is full of interesting sights. An excellent place of history.

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Pathanamthitta, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The price for visit is higher than the facilities available. There can be a park or play area for children and recreation area to create revenue and make it a place to spend more time. Lighting and display should be taken care of. There should be a good Guide (doesn't matter if paid service), who should be well versed with... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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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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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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