Padmanabhapuram Palace

 

Overview

Padmanabhapuram Palace and Mattancherry Palace Hotel is located close to the city of Thuckalay in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. It is about 20 km from Nagercoil, and about 50 km from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Although the palace is located in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu State, is administered by the Government of Kerala archeology department.
 
The Padmanabhapuram Palace on complex is housed in an ancient granite fortress around four kilometers long. The palatial mansion of wood is a paradise. The palace is located at the foot of the Hill of the veil, which are part of the Western Ghats. The Valli river runs nearby.
 
It was once the seat of the rulers of the Venad or old Travancore State from 16 to 18 centuries. The palace was built in around 1601 A. D by Ravipillai Ravivarma Kulasekhara Perumal who ruled Travancore between 1592 BC and 1609 ad the palace attracting hundreds of visitors every day continuously. It is one of the best 10 palaces in the world.
 
The Padmanabhapuram Palace on that this was the ancient capital of the Travancore kings. The palace is known for its planning and military architecture and remains the center of power until 1790, later the capital was increased to Thiruvananthapuram.
 
This is famous for its 17th- and 18th-century murals, carved ceiling of mahogany, color mica windows, secret underground passages that lead to a palace 2 km in the event of an invasion, a dining room that can accommodate 1000 patrons, interior patios, Durbar hall, the museum, with a four poster bed bed medicinal, the Belgian mirror, granite and ballrooms special black shiny floors that are made of a unique combination of the egg white, jaggery, lime, burned coconut, coal and river sand.
 
Photography is charged. You would have to do a guided tour of the palace complex as it is huge, with a maze of 108 rooms, each with his own characteristic style, mood and artistic expression. Visitors to the palace is not allowed to wear shoes or slippers in order to maintain the cleanliness of the floor. The best time to visit the palace is during the months of November until the end of May. The place is less crowded during the monsoon months of June and July. The palace is open to visitors from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day except Mondays and national holidays.
 
A magnificent wooden palace in the 16th century, Padmanabhapuram Palace and Mattancherry Palace is located in the order of the land of mainland India - Kanyakumari. An attractive ediffice to any lover of art and architecture this former palace of the Rajas of the old Travancore (1550 to 1750 AD) is a good sample of indigenous style of Kerala architecture. The antique interiors are replete with intricate carvings palo and carved decoration. The palace also contains 17th and 18th century murals. One can see: the musical bow of mahogany, with mica windows real color, chairs with chinese carvings, "Thaikkottaram' or the Queen Mother of the palace with painted ceilings, rosewood and teak carved ceilings with 90 different flower designs.
 
Durbar Hall of the palace has a black color with a bright floor especially made from a combination of egg, jaggery lime, burned coconut, coal and river sand, granite baths that cool the curds and whey, underground passages secrets of the King, the bedroom with a four-poster bed medications, mural paintings, images of Lord Krishna, brass hanging lamps fixed since the 18th century, outdoor swimming pool bath, granite ballroom, Saraswathi (goddess of knowledge) temple, large jars vases, room for the scribes and the counters and carved figures on the columns in the oil-lamps, Pooja (worship) rooms with Jaca tree columns, fish carvings on the ceilings, huge teak beams, mirrors And a Belgian foreign cyclopean wall of stone, without mortar.
 
Visitors to the palace are often overwhelmed by the royal splendor of the old Travancore. Although the palace is located in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu State, which comes under the Government of Kerala and the administration.
 
visiting hours:  9 hours to 17 hours (All days except Mondays)
Getting there
Nearest railway station: Nagarcoil (Tamilnadu), about 16 km
Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, 52 km away
Location
 
Lattitude:8.250608, Longitude: 77.326173

 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Kanyakumari
Location
Padmanabhapuram Fort
Address
Padmanabhapuram Palace,
Padmanabhapuram,
Thucklay,
Kanyakumari District,
Tamilnadu,
India
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Padmanabhapuram
Nearest Railway Station
Nagercoil Jn (NCJ)
Nearest Airport
Trivandrum International Airport
IN
latitude : 8.482119560 longitude :76.920097350
Corporation : Trivandrum
GPS Code : VOTV

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