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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

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Address: West Nada, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Description: The palace museum displays exquisite wood carvings, paintings and various...
The palace museum displays exquisite wood carvings, paintings and various royal collections.
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Palace Musium of Padmanabhadasa Maharaja Swathi Thirunnal

Worth a visit while visiting the Sree Padmanabha Swami temple as this palace museum/monument is besides the temple. According to the guide only one third of the palace is open... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit while visiting the Sree Padmanabha Swami temple as this palace museum/monument is besides the temple. According to the guide only one third of the palace is open for public remaining portion of the palace is closed and in dilapidated condition as there is no maintenance for years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This palace is adjacent to Padmanabha Temple and was occupied by the Royal family in the ancient days i.e. couple of 100 years ago. Most of the structure in this Palace is made of Wood and the carvings are one of the best that I have seen till date. Its such fine work and that too must have been done... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is one should not be missed out monuments in Trivandrum, which was a part of then royal palace complex which tells a sad story of its owner maharaja swathi thirunal, who died soon after its completion this. Building has some of the rare exhibits of royal throne, armoury,wooden and metal articles, crystal chair from and paintings too.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Best way to make use of the time as you wait for the Shri Padmanaba Swamy temple entry. Wooden work in the palace is really appreciable and its entry is guided by an expert too. Interesting paintings & wood work is something to treat your eyes . Around an hour is required to look around the property.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Oned of the must see monuments in Trivandrum, part of teh royal palace complex which tells a sad story of its owner maharaja swathi thirunal, who died soon after its completion.this 19 century building has some of the rare exhibits of royal throne,armoury,wooden and metal articles, crystal chair from chek repubic and paintings too. there is an entry ticket,monday is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Beautiful wood carvings and such nice details, would have been totally blinding in its heyday, magical palace of wooden wonders. You imagine the Indian rulers here asserting their power over the populus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very near to Shri Padmanabaswamy temple,speaks the values of olden architecture,history of the earlier rulers of kerala etc.Neatly maintained.Very cool interiors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Named so because of horse wood carvings.......worth visit.....located near to Shri Padmanaba Swamy temple......

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

In spite of its rich tradition, the Swathi thirunal’s palace still has not got required attention and not developed as a major tourist attraction . As informed there are more than 80 number of rooms wherein 20 rooms are open to general public. Regret to say I was not able to share the unique sights of the interiors of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This palace is known as the Horse Palace because of the 122 horses that are carved into the wooden wall brackets supporting the roof. It forms part of a vast complex of royal buildings and the palace dates back to the 1840's. The Prince who built it apparently died one year later in his 30's. You will have to take... More 

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