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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The Kuthiramaliga is a palace of the erstwhile Travancore kings, adjacent to the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.It faces the Padmatheertham, the Holy... more »
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Gurgaon, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It's a two storeyed Palace situated on the South Eastern side of Padmanabhaswamy Temple......now the richest temple in the world.This is also the main entrance of the temple where the Gopuram is..The Palace was built in 1840's by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma who was a great musician and poet other than being a abled statesman.The Travancore royal family are... More

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Kuthiramalika entices you in every visit you make. the rooms used by his Higness, the dance courtyard, the science workshop, thje weapons whicg ranges from ancient knives and swords to canons. Each wall carving and sculpture gas a story to narrate, maybe from the hindu vedas or of that period. the most amazing room is the one which has a... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

An old palace which was not lived in much due to the king who built it passing away soon after moving in. It was locked up for many years, almost a century i believe until recently converted into a museum but that too not all rooms are open to the public. Many rooms and hideaways are locked up and off... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Only 20 rooms are open to public. Photography is only permitted in the courtyard and not in the rooms of the palace. One might have to wait for a while for a guide to take us inside. I found the visit very interesting. The architecture is marvellous. One can spend hours admiring the intricate work on most of the walls.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This Palace is identical in design and floor plans to many other palaces on Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Its like they had the architects copy each other. Worth a visit I guess if you're in town Just make sure to check if they are closed or open as many times they close even in official open days.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The palace very close to the Padmanabhapuram palace is said to be cursed. It was Swati Tirunal Maharaja who had this palace built. Within months after he moved into this palace he had lost his life. The palace has a front section aligning numerous horse shaped figures in series. The palace architecture is sublime workmanship of that era. The palace... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The wood work in the palace is very good. The commitment of the guides in explaining the 20 rooms that are open for public viewing is worth mentioning.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is the site of an annual concert series. The garden is filled with music, the stage lit with oil lamps (and floodlights for the cameras). The museum itself is an excellent look into the earlier life of the royal family.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Many of the visitors miss this place eventhough it is near the Padbanabha swamy temple. The wood work is main highlight and many of the thinngs used by King are displayed . Yearly swathi sangeetholsavam is held in this palace . The place is lighted and hearing great musicians in this royal place is always a great experience. So Classical... More

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Gurgaon, India
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Its beautiful and very well maintained more than 200 years old palace. Entire palace is made of rose wood. Its better to go with a guide, they will be available inside the temple, with no cost. They described about kingdom and palace very well. You would get to know what is the real royal or king size life style.

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