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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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Offers a tour of Travancore history and life during the time of King's rule. You must check the open and closing times before you schedule the visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Navi Mumbai, India
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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Offers a tour of Travancore history and life during the time of King's rule. You must check the open and closing times before you schedule the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

real nice museum, could be maintained better, and @Kerala government,please pay the local guides, they really try very hard!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The entry tickets are pricy. However, you get a guided tour which was very interessting because you do not only learn about the palace but also get an insight into Indian history and thinking. This being India, the guide (which I considered to be included in the entry ticket) wanted to have mony at the end of the tour. At... More 

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Jaipur, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ohk types palace built up of wood which is good to see but nothing special about it there are 2 museums inside this but you need not to see 2nd one....

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Faridabad, Haryana, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 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 January 12, 2017 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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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

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 January 4, 2017

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 January 2, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

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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