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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
On this half-day trip from Thiruvananthapuram visit Padmanabhapuram Palace, the largest wooden palace of Asia. The palace dates back to the 16th century and was the seat of the Hindu rulers of Travancore. The beautiful interiors made of rosewood and teak and the furniture and other relics on display are one of a kind. The palace is situated in the foothills of Veli Hills with the River Valli flowing nearby. Highlights • King’s Council Chamber • Queen Mother’s Palace • Polished black granite floors • Intricately carved rosewood ceilings • Medicinal bed
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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    Padmanabhapuram Palace
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning for the 2-hour drive to the town of Thuckalay that is about 40 miles from Thiruvananthapuram. The Padmanabhapuram Palace is about 15 minutes drive from Thuckalay. Visit the King’s Council Chamber and the Queen Mother’s palace with its painted ceiling, best halls of this large palace complex. You will also see a musical bow of mahogany, windows of colored mica, royal chairs with intricate carvings brought from the Far East and hanging brass lanterns. The palace has a stone bed that remains cool in the summer. Another wooden bed is made of 65 different kinds of herbs and is believed to have medicinal properties. There is also a museum on the grounds of the palace complex. The museum has pieces of furniture, wooden and stone statues, coins, weapons and utensils on display. At the end of the tour, enjoy lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. After lunch you will be driven back to Thiruvananthapuram and dropped off at your hotel.
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  • You'll end at
    Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Important Information
Departure Point
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala
Duration
6–7 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Local English speaking guide
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person
  • Entry/Admission - Padmanabhapuram Palace
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women and people with back problems.
  • Consider wearing comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace is closed on Mondays.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Duration: 6–7 hours
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