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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

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Address: West Nada, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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The palace museum displays exquisite wood carvings, paintings and various...

The palace museum displays exquisite wood carvings, paintings and various royal collections.

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Quite fascinating- Made of wood

The management sells tickets at nominal fee for entry into both Place museums within the same compound. They help you with guided tour giving an complete insight about the palace... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Faridabad, Haryana, India
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Faridabad, Haryana, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The management sells tickets at nominal fee for entry into both Place museums within the same compound. They help you with guided tour giving an complete insight about the palace and the family which built and occupied it. The architecture of the palace is brilliant, the roof is said to be made of all wood with antiques from across the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent guided tour of both palaces included in ticket price. Buildings were fabulous and artifacts and enlarged photos meant you got a real experience of the royal family. We nearly didn't go to this palace, please do!

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Thank ddhussey
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As palaces go it neither has the grandeur of the rajasthan palaces nor does it have as many artifacts but the way the guide described it and the passion she brought to the place was so good that we loved walking through it. The art gallery was superb. Go for it alone.Located right next to the main temple it is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to go here if you love art. Although its no MET, it has an impressive collection of Raja Ravi Varma paintings. I was told that the premise use to be occupied by the Royal family before they decided to convert it to a museum mostly overseen by the archeological and historical society of the state.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Napier Museum building itself is interesting although not enough to pique my interest. Inside were displays of statuettes of various Hindu deities (and a few more besides). Some well lit, other not. Little/no English (or other) explanation. Many were very intricate and the workmanship interesting and the artefacts fascinating. Perhaps wouldn't have rated more than 3 stars but at... More 

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Manhattan, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place sells tickets to the palace as well to a new museum in another building in the palace complex, which contains the photographic history of the local maharajas. Both places are a must (and definitely, do purchase the photo permit). The level of artistic achievement at the Palace is astonishing in both the architecture, decor, and the collected objects.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a guided tour of some parts of the palace that is open to the public. Tickets cost Rs. 50 each and allows you entry to the Palace and to the museum which is in a separate part. You need to pay to use a camera, and shoes need to be left outside with the gatekeeper (you'll have to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near to Padmanabasamy Temple. Nominal entrance fees. they have guide to explain the history of museum. Having collections of paintings and collections of royal family. architecture is simply superb. worth visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old palace.very close to Padmanabha Swamy temple. Around one km from East fort bus stand. Walkable distance from Padmanabha Swamy temple

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one good place to visit. The architecture of this museum and the guided tour are worth your time and money.A decent number of artifacts are from the west but are worth a visual treat.

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