Kuthiramalika Palace Museum

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Kuthiramalika Palace Museum

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
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Abhinishv
Secunderabad, India614 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
The Kuthiramallikka or Putthanmallika palace and museum are the same. The palace has been converted into a museum where a lot of artifacts have been been kept. Within the palace compound, there is a photo gallary with has lot of photographs clicked by the last King of Travencore and his brother. These are tresure troves which gives a great insight into the royal family life and pre independent & post independent Kerala. Museum guides are very friendly and take keen initiative to brief the visiting tourists. Footwear not allowed inside and neither photography is allowed.
Written October 10, 2021
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Kavitha Preetha
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India79 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
Kuthiramalika palace museum and Chithralayam Art gallery is situated very close to Padmanabha swamy temple and is a must visit if you want to know the royal history of the city. The total costs is around INR 70 for the tickets and takes around 3 hours to complete both.
Kuthiramalika palace museum has an exceptional collection from the royal family from 400 year old elephant tusks to crystal and ivory thrones to the military weapons owned by Tranvancore army to rare Kerala temple pieces to chemically preserved head of tallest captivated elephant to much more.
Chithralayam art gallery has a collection of rare photos of the city from decades ago during various celebrations, the royal family members and of all those who paid a visit to Travancore. Both offers you a peek into the rich history of Trivandrum (Travancore kingdom).
You could also have a Kerala thali meals from the premises costing around INR 80.

Points to note:
1. Photography is not allowed inside the museum but one can take photos of the exterior
2. It remains closed on Mondays and check out for the daily timings to avoid any disappointment
3. A guide offers a detailed tour on the museum artifacts but I felt it was quite rushed. You could avail that and then take your own time to check everything again (This is what I did)
Written October 29, 2018
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Sangeetha Vikram
Coimbatore, India1,391 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
On 22nd Apr'17 afternoon, myself along with my parents got to visit Kuthiramalika palace. It was situated at the Eastern Entrance of Padmanabha swamy temple.

It was also known as Mansion of Horses built by Swathi Thirunaal Rama Varma, depicts traditional Kerala architecture. The entrance tickets cost Rs.30 per person, it has got wonderful collection of ancient artifacts, articles, weapons used during war, Italian mirror, paintings, Crystal chandeliers etc., It's a must visit historical place.
Written April 26, 2017
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PARASCOSA
Knebworth, UK261 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
You are not allowed to take photos inside this museum, which is dark and dingy. The guide was very difficult to understand but somehow the museum exuded a charm of its own with echoes of Queen Victoria and the days of the Raj. Many of the exhibits are dusty but the museum is well worth a visit. Do still take your camera as you can take photos of the exterior.
Written January 10, 2014
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SandeepSaxena-IIP
Dehradun, India503 contributions
May 2019 • Family
If you are visiting the famous Padmanabhswami temple in Thiruvananthapuram, definitely make it a point to visit this museum. It is located in in the temple premises itself. This palace of the royal family of Trivancore is now converted into a museum. The artefacts in the museum include objects used by the royal family, furniture, thrones, ivory objects, Chola bronzes, Chinese pottery, paintings, wooden statues of traditional dancers and much more. It takes roughly about 1 hour to see the museum in detail. There are guided tours in the museum that occur every 20 minutes. For intrigued minds, it is advised to see the museum once with the guide at his super fast speed, and then by oneself at your own speed and understanding.
Medium of speech: English/ Hindi/ Malyali.
Alongside the museum, there is another Art gallery in the same premises showcasing pictures of the royal family at various occasions. Entry ticket palace is Rs. 50/- per head for Indian adult, Rs. 15/- per head for Indian child, and Rs. 150/- per head for foreigners. One needs to deposit luggade and footwear outside. Photography inside the museum is not allowed, but one can photograph the exterior at a fee of Rs. 20/-
It is an exceptionally well maintained museum.
Written July 4, 2019
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aski_online
Bangalore District, India217 contributions
May 2018 • Family
Visited the place again, this time with kids. Must visit place to understand the hidden majesty of the old Travancore kingdom. Got a good collection of things of things made of Ivory, good, silver and gifts. The whole building is of traditional Kerala architecture and a treat to watch for like minded. Free multilingual guide service is provided which is impressive. Not to be missed when you are in Trivandrum
Written May 15, 2018
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asha pillai
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India14 contributions
May 2018 • Family
I was longing to visit this place for a long time and could finally visit this palace. An awesome old palace right in the middle of the city.It was hard to believe that such a beautiful big palace is there near Padmanabha swami temple. The palace is built more than 100 years ago and still maintained beautifully. Lots of monuments and the wonderful architecture to see. English speaking guides are available who will explain the history , the architecture and the Travancore king dynasty in detail. There is one more museum - Chithrakala Art Museum - where you can see the photos of Travancore royal family.
Personally I liked the laughing horses view in the sides of palace roof with which the palace is named as Horse Palace.
Taking photos/videos are not allowed inside the palace.
Written May 7, 2018
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EuropeanDiversity
Cologne, Germany886 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
At first, we were not sure if we should visit the Palace as the main attraction here seems to be the temple around the corner. Also, there is little advertisement or teaser material outside, so we just went. We were so impressed after five minutes already and then for the entire tour, which included many rooms on several floors. Most artefacts were explained in detail as were many aspects of the architecture. The place is huge (you cannot estimate that from the outside) and absolutely unique.
Written March 6, 2018
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Whizepsom
Epsom47 contributions
Jan 2018
A short drive from Kovalam, the museum is really worth a visit. Apart from the exhibits, the awesome carved structure of the building is incredible. Brushed up on my Indian history of this part of the sub-continent.
Written January 23, 2018
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santo1986
Dubai, United Arab Emirates12 contributions
Sep 2017
Yet an another superb experience of heritage and history architecture all at its best located near padmanabhaswamy temple if you are visiting padmanabhaswamy temple it will be worth to visit kuthiramalika also
Written September 14, 2017
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