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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

Address: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Type: Museums
Owner description: The palace museum displays exquisite wood carvings, paintings and various royal collections.
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Type: Museums
Owner description: The palace museum displays exquisite wood carvings, paintings and various royal collections.

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Trivandrum
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

For those of you who are stuck with a Taxi driver who know no idea where this Palace is : Ask the Taxi driver to drop you in the front entrance to Padmanabhaswamy temple. Walk towards the temple and you will find the entrance to this Palace on your left. Highly recommended for those interested in Architecture and Art. With... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This palace is really underrated and deserves a much higher ranking. Maybe it was our fantastic guide who explained everything really well but we really enjoyed it better than any other sight-seeing we did in and around Trivandrum. Unfortunately, it has not been well maintained and we thought that they could charge a lot more which would help to finance... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

kuthiramalika gifted most wonderful moments in my life i cant believe how they carves a wood into gifted horses, its all proves that creativity of this wood works really challenges the world

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Salem, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

excellent the palce is in temple compound .king marthandavarma left the palace with 80 rooms ..in this only 20 rooms are only allowed for tourist places.the palace takes 2 hours for complete . the palace is equal to padmanabapuram palace

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Mannheim, Germany
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The tour inside is worth it as well. Some beautiful art works. The wood carvings are quite amazing. No photography, though!

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Jaipur, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is a very beautiful palace. While it can't be compared to the forts and palaces of Rajasthan, it does merit a visit. The palace has exquisite wood carvings and apart from the normal artifacts, it has twp beautiful crystal and ivory thrones. The guided tour is very short, but is extremely well conducted. Since it is located right next... More 

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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Fascinating tour. It's a miracle that anything has survived the harsh tropical climate, but it has taken its toll on many of the artifacts. It's worth the trip, though. My favorite part, besides the guided tour itself, is the flooring. They just don't make floors like this anymore - ash, limestone, and eggs were used to create a lacquer/tempera finish.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Even though a relatively small section of the palace is open, and the organised tour is whistle-stop to say the least, the collection of paintings and sculptures are breath-taking as are the palace ceilings and interior design. If you're a fan of art and architecture this is an absolute must.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The place visit will hardly take an hour as it was a temporary housing for the royal family when the Padmanabhapuram palace was getting built/renovated. The biggest attraction is the gem studded throne and ivory throned kept as part of exhibition. The palace is known for its ornate designer balcony made as if 100 horses are pulling the place afloat... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

historical palace of old trivandrum maharaja.. interesting... must take a guide with you for proper explanation... near to the swami padmanabha temple...

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