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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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Fantastic historical & architectural palace

Although a little pricey for foreigners , this is well worth an hour to look through a window into the past. The architecture and craftsmanship is outstanding. It shows a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although a little pricey for foreigners , this is well worth an hour to look through a window into the past. The architecture and craftsmanship is outstanding. It shows a little history of kings and other owners from the 15th century to the 1920's. Also has great views of the mountains.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have read about Kerala's past and history, you will enjoy visiting this palace. The well preserved pillared verandahs, courtyards, sloping tiled roofs and the Intricate carvings on the wooden ceilings gives us a glimpse of traditional Kerala architecture of the bygone era. Even though it is located in the in the heart of the busy and noisy Thiruvanathapuram... More 

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

It was a great experience to visit and see the vast collections at the palace. Many are unaware of the greatness of this place. We had a guide explaining the sources and meanings of certain items exhibited. Originally a residential place of the Kings. Advice not to miss a visit to the palace - min 2 hours

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its nice experience to see the royal things and the main attraction was the artitecture and the wood works of the palace was just amazing,they provide a guide who explains the things very briefly.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

It is the remaining monuments of great Travancore rule. Lot of items for Great Architectural enthusiasts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

It was a good time, I had a wonderful tour by one of the museum's own guides, who explained to me the whole history of each and everything within the palace and more ... The best thing is the crafting of those wooden ceilings from a SINGLE piece!! amazing ... YOu get to see cool pictures of the old residents... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

It is a palace adjacent to the Sree Padmanabha Temple in Trivandrum. It reminds you of how much the royal families devoted to Sree Padmanabha the God. That is why they called themselves as Dasa of Lord Padmanabha. It is a replica of the Sree Padmanabhapuram Palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Worth going to this place-it's 200yrs old built by one of the Maharajas and once completed the Maharaja lived in it for one year then died. It was closed for 150years before being open to the public - lots of thousands of dollars worth of artefacts on display. The usual thing for the Travancore Maharajas they never marry, their sister's... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is a Palace Museum, where you can see the stuffs used by Maharaja of Kerala. The entry is in front of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. The entry fee is Rs 15. You need to pay Rs 15 more if you also want to see Chitralayam Museum (Museum of old pictures of Maharaja). You need to keep your shoes outside before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Definitely you must visit this place to get a feel of the royal life and kings in Kerala and their attachment to temples and architechture. Children like to watch the still-functioning 100-year-old clock at the entrance.

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