The Kanakakunnu Palace

The Kanakakunnu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Address, The Kanakakunnu Palace Reviews: 4/5

The Kanakakunnu Palace
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rahul1157
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India2 contributions
Jan 2013 • Family
Its a nice landmark in the heart of Trivandrum. Many events including govt sponsored ones are conducted here. Most of the events have games and all. Kids n even the grown ups can enjoy all the rides and games. Inside the palace there are dance, kathakali performances, photography exhibitions, etc many times an year. Its a wonderful place for photography too.
Written June 5, 2013
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Adu-tvm
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India59 contributions
Apr 2013
The Kanakakkunnu Palace offers itself and the surrounding grounds all year round for Govt-sponsored events, shows and fairs. We always keep a tab on forthcoming events, so the campus is very familiar. For people who value tradition and culture, there is always something, literally round the corner. Watch Kathakali performances inside the palace, walk through photography exhibitions, sit back and watch cultural events in the Nishagandhi open air theatre, catch up with folk art performances in the Suryakanthi grounds, and best of all, spend a few minutes quietly watching the huge Indian tricolour flutter gently in the breeze, atop a 60+m pole, Aqua & Pet show, mango festival, jackfruit festival, all India crafts fair, book exhibitions, Solar Power equipment trade show, Ghost Ryderz’ stunt show .. these are just a few of the events hosted within the perimeter of this landmark symbol of Travancore.
Written May 4, 2013
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Jibin mathews
Bavaria, Germany1,066 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
Right in the heart of the city and near the zoo and museum. (Tvm is a small city by size) . For locals it is a good place to stroll around.
The grounds are also the venues for fairs/exhibitions which happen every month.
Worth a visit. Will be attractive only to tourists depending upon the event.
Written February 25, 2015
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Dixon2014
Chennai (Madras), India2 contributions
Jun 2014 • Business
i went to see the palace but only to be informed that its closed went the 2nd day again no info available from the authorities...sad that such a place has no option for tourist to acknowledge...
Written August 4, 2014
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Govindan N
Bengaluru, India2,785 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
KANAKAKUNNU PALACE

This is located near Napier museum. It is on small hillock and has an open air theatre and hosts concerts and dance programmes. The garden surrounding it is beautiful and well maintained
Written February 3, 2014
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Anand G
Kochi (Cochin), India1,911 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
Its historic importance has been overrun by its utilization pattern. For any event, there is some space available here. The Nishagandhi Open Air Theatre has become a star attraction due to the cultural events held here almost everyday. The periodic flower shows, exhibitions are also observed within the property. The large campus around the main building, the old lovely palace makes it a prime location within the city for various activities. People come here for quiet evenings too. It is extremely well maintained and hence quite neat, clean and calm. Great place to visit in Trivandrum. If you have a free evening, try watching something in Nishagandhi.
Written December 30, 2017
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SreejithV_com
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India51 contributions
Jun 2013 • Solo
Numerous fairs/exhibitions/cultural fests are held in Kanakakunnu palace ground. In the Onam season the area is jam packed.
Written June 25, 2013
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Susan O
Boston, MA15 contributions
Jan 2014 • Solo
The palace is the site of art and music performances, as well as craft shows and the like. Only a few rooms are open for use, but it is a lovely site for walking and the grounds offer a good view of the surrounding area.
Written February 5, 2014
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jain john
Kottayam, India17 contributions
Jan 2014 • Friends
Unlike the museum, Kanakakkunnu is less crowded and better maintained. Nice place for an evening walk and to relax. That huge Indian flag is a must see. Book fests are conducted here frequently.
Written January 13, 2014
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forestloverNagpur
Pune, India837 contributions
Nov 2012 • Solo
The Kanakakunnu Palace is a beautiful architectural specimen which belonged to the Maharajahs of Travancore.

Situated on a small hill near the Museum and Zoo complex it has lovely gardens.

No one stays in this palace.It appears it had been taken over by the Kerala government from the Maharajahs of Travancore sometime after India's independence.

For going to the palace one has to walk up a driveway which leads right to the main entrance of the palace.
A few cars only are allowed to be parked here.

Inside the palace I visited one big room where there was a TOLIC(Hindi) meeting and prize distribution.I also saw the other rooms which are used for exhibitions and functions.

During the festival season, in the open air theatre, we witnessed the cultural programmes with folk dances of southern India.

On the other side down the slope We walked through a food festival with stalls of different varieites of food and being pure vegetarians took some pure veg dishes.

We liked the gardens around the lovely palace and enjoyed the various types of flowers and plants by spending some time there.

We had a good view of the surroundings and the hills and valleys of Thiruvananthapuram covered with thick growth of coconut trees.
We could also look down upon the museum complex.

During the festival periods the roads and the gardens were beautifully lighted up with green, blue and other colour lights courtesy the Kerala Tourism.
Actually visited a number of times during 2003-2006.
Written August 20, 2013
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