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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

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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Mannheim, Germany
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Chennai, India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This Palace very near to Shree Padmanabaswamy Temple ,In ancient period they having more facilities ,Guides explain very details if we ask doubts again again they explain very polite manners . Guide gave detail that Raja knows fourteen Indian language and four foreign language ,I too surprised because in this modern days we have web connection in that ancient period... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 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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