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Padmanabhapuram Palace

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Address: 55km/34 miles south of Trivandrum | it is in Tamilnadu And Near Kanyakumari, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Phone Number: +91-4651-25-02-55
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The well-preserved wooden palace is one of the best examples of the...

The well-preserved wooden palace is one of the best examples of the traditional architecture of Kerala.

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Very pleasant visit

If you are interested to know about this palace, history and all, you should visit. I enjoyed visiting here. And well maintained too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New Delhi, India
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

on the way from trivandrum to kanyakumari is the old wooden palace. it has fantastic wood all over. the other unique feature of this palace is the large dining halls were 2000 people were fed everyday from enormous kitchens with gigantic utensils. the pickle jars were huge.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested to know about this palace, history and all, you should visit. I enjoyed visiting here. And well maintained too.

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Thank Anjana A
Greater London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must visit place .as soon you enter an official guide escort you and gives very knowledgeable information thus makes this palace more interesting.found the chinese pickle jar mind blowing how 3000 plus people ate those days in one sitting

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Thank subhas58
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Padmanabhapuram erstwhile Kalkulam was the capital of Venad until HH Maharaja Marthandavarma made Thiruvananthapuram his capital. The very first structure the "thai kottaram" has an age of about six centuries. The fine carpentry works on its roof are amazing. No two of the floral designs are alike. A ring made inside loops in single wood is an artistic marvel as... More 

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Thank Sreedhar1959
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace of Travancore kings , though located in Tamilnadu. One must visit this place to know how the royal families were living in Kerala.

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Thank bss20142014
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best example of traditional kerala architecture. With 14 palaces spread across six and a half acres.

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Chandigarh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see palace mostly carved wood used ceiling mostly of carved rose wood. Can be seen bare feet sprawling narrow dark passages having small windows tiled roofs. In the middle seating place for ladies with natural light and even rain can be enjoyed without coming out.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exploring the palace just seems to get better as you make your way through the rooms and courtyards. The buildings are beautiful examples of the vernacular architecture of southern India and we spent more than 2 hours just wandering at a leisurely pace both inside and outside the buildings.

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Kozhikode, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on social media feedback, we decided Padmanabhapuram palace as an anchor attraction for the day. Well, how would we have known? We feel this is an over-rated, over-hyped place. It is quite huge, but you can access only about 1/3rd of the palace. From the top it looks like a sprawling hutment of tiled roofs. Inside you have a... More 

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Illogan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like visiting National Trust houses in the UK, you'll enjoy visiting the Palace. It's very well managed and full of wonderful examples of carpentry, carving and woodworking skill. It also gives an insight into the Travancore royal family who kickstarted the development of modern Kerala, investing in eduction, arts, health and infrastructure. Bit of a contrast with our... More 

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