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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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DO NOT miss the music festival in January!

If you are going to be in Trivandrum between 4-13 January, hop over in the evenings (6-9 pm) to Kuthiramalika to experience an unparallelled musical treat!This is when the sedate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to be in Trivandrum between 4-13 January, hop over in the evenings (6-9 pm) to Kuthiramalika to experience an unparallelled musical treat!This is when the sedate palace wakes up every year to host the Swathi Sangeetotsavam, one of the country's best-known classical music festivals. It is conducted in honor of the fascinating Maharaja Swathi Tirunal, who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place to visit. Can see the history. The only problem was the guide. She spoiled the show. Not bother to give enough time to see the museum.

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Thane, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is right next to the Padmanabhaswamy temple. The guide we got was good and explained in detail about the various sections of the palace. Its surprising though that the rosewood with which the palace was build has survived for 200+ years. The architecture is nothing great to write about considering we had already seen the Rajasthan palaces.It took a... More 

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Chennai
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

I visited the place with my wife and daughter. One can visit the museum only with their designated guides. It was apparent that the guide we had had no patience and rushed through the displays without giving us any time to take in the riches the royals enjoyed. It was a waste of money and time. The crystal utensils (ladles,... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Nice palace, near Padmanabha Kshetram. Private property, guides are very good. After darshan in temple, can visit this place. Next to this is one Ranga Vilas (something like this), not to waste time there...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

beautiful and architecturaly interesting building - definately worth a visit even if you suffer from palace-fatigueness - notice all the minute details in the design and decoration!

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Splendid architecture and old world charm throws you back in time, rulers did have a lavish life back then ! Be prepared for a fair amount of climb (steps), if history and architecture interests you this place is for you.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

It is house in a majestic palace which is noted for its Traditional travancore style of architecture and exquisite wood carving.The palace located near the famous Padmanabhaswamy temple

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Mangalore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The place is really well built and maintained till date. Loved the huge walkways and the halls. The intricate carvings all over the place is simply awesome. Highly recommended.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This palace is attached to the Sri Anantha padmanabaswamy temple, so very convenient to visit. The palace and the artifacts inside were very good and maintained properly, we were able to learn a part of history of Kerala through the palace guides. About the kings who had ruled and their successors and how they time to time brought about changes... More 

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