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Address: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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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Built by 5000 workers in four years

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
John D
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Can spend 2-3 hours. Guides will explain you about the exhibited things in the museum. You can also capture some good pics outside the palace.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Until I visited this museum I do not know its existence very close to Padmanabhaswamy temple. As the temple was closed in the afternoon, I was told about this museum and hence entered. There is no proper entrance to this museum or we need to enter in a small path on left side just before the temple. There is an... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is where the goddess Saraswati beautifies by her presence during the Navarathri celebrations. A Divine experience having the darshan and if we are lucky we could also enjoy the arangettams of new dancers and singers who are ready to perform.

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Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Its the nearby 'Mysore Palace' for Trivadrum people, which gives us atmost classic ambience to all the senses. Exquisite collection of wall pantings, weapons, antique and precious items. Solar clock used in ealrier period is also displayed. Consists of 80 rooms where 20 are opened for public. Too historical and drags us to 100s of years back. How luxury they... More 

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Trivandrum
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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