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“next to the temple another must see” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Padmanabhapuram Palace

Padmanabhapuram Palace
55km/34 miles south of Trivandrum, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
+91-4651-25-02-55
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Owner description: The well-preserved wooden palace is one of the best examples of the traditional architecture of Kerala.
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“next to the temple another must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Having a guide is necessary we paid 200 rps for the visit.
The works of art and the explanations were wonderful. The only problem was the subdued light, there to protect the artifacts, but perhaps could have been brighter

Visited November 2012
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“A treasure trove of art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Fantastic place. Easily accessible (50 Km) from Trivandram, by car . Paradise for photography lovers. The palace complex continues to be one of the best examples of traditional Kerala architecture, and some portions of the sprawling complex are also the hallmark of traditional Kerala style architecture. It is also influence by Chinese and Thani architecture.

Though the palace lost its former glory when the capital of Tranvancore was shifted from here to Thirivanthapuram, it still hold the old and kinglsley charm enough to enthrall the vesitors.

Visited December 2011
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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“A Heritage gem in the Southern tip of India”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The residence of the erstwhile kings of travancore....

Absolutely beautiful palace with stunning woodwork and beatiful antiques...

The flooring has stood the test of time and is absolutely smooth..

A lamp that rotates 360 degree at the entrance is a highlight...

also the cot used by the Maharaja that is cool at even 33 degree celsius is superb(sad we couldnt sit on it :P)

Visited December 2011
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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“Well maintained 400 yr old wooden palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Padmanabhapuram palace of the Travancore dynasty is a must visit. The palace is well-maintained. Volunteer multilingual guides explain you different rooms/halls free of cost. Video cost Rs. 1500.

Visited October 2012
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trivandrum
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“History at its best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The perfect architectural marvel of the Travancore kings at its best. The wood work, the flooring and the ootupura are the sites to watch. Various kettu's and the malikas are worth seeing. The nirthamandapa is a artistic marvel.

Visited May 2012
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