Kuthiramalika Palace Museum

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
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Shyamal B
Duliajan, India300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A Majestic Traditional Structure is a proof of the excellent Kerela Architecture which has stood for more than 180 years as being built in 1840s. One can enjoy the distinctive sloping roofs, veranda and the pillars, walls decorated and ceilings decorated with various carvings. Unbelievable that such engineering marvels were made by our own people so long back.
Written 26 February 2024
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Kavitha Preetha
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India80 contributions
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Oct 2018 • Family
Kuthiramalika palace museum and Chithralayam Art gallery is situated very close to Padmanabha swamy temple and is a must visit if you want to know the royal history of the city. The total costs is around INR 70 for the tickets and takes around 3 hours to complete both.
Kuthiramalika palace museum has an exceptional collection from the royal family from 400 year old elephant tusks to crystal and ivory thrones to the military weapons owned by Tranvancore army to rare Kerala temple pieces to chemically preserved head of tallest captivated elephant to much more.
Chithralayam art gallery has a collection of rare photos of the city from decades ago during various celebrations, the royal family members and of all those who paid a visit to Travancore. Both offers you a peek into the rich history of Trivandrum (Travancore kingdom).
You could also have a Kerala thali meals from the premises costing around INR 80.

Points to note:
1. Photography is not allowed inside the museum but one can take photos of the exterior
2. It remains closed on Mondays and check out for the daily timings to avoid any disappointment
3. A guide offers a detailed tour on the museum artifacts but I felt it was quite rushed. You could avail that and then take your own time to check everything again (This is what I did)
Written 29 October 2018
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PARASCOSA
Knebworth, UK259 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
You are not allowed to take photos inside this museum, which is dark and dingy. The guide was very difficult to understand but somehow the museum exuded a charm of its own with echoes of Queen Victoria and the days of the Raj. Many of the exhibits are dusty but the museum is well worth a visit. Do still take your camera as you can take photos of the exterior.
Written 10 January 2014
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SandeepSaxena-IIP
Dehradun, India493 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
If you are visiting the famous Padmanabhswami temple in Thiruvananthapuram, definitely make it a point to visit this museum. It is located in in the temple premises itself. This palace of the royal family of Trivancore is now converted into a museum. The artefacts in the museum include objects used by the royal family, furniture, thrones, ivory objects, Chola bronzes, Chinese pottery, paintings, wooden statues of traditional dancers and much more. It takes roughly about 1 hour to see the museum in detail. There are guided tours in the museum that occur every 20 minutes. For intrigued minds, it is advised to see the museum once with the guide at his super fast speed, and then by oneself at your own speed and understanding.
Medium of speech: English/ Hindi/ Malyali.
Alongside the museum, there is another Art gallery in the same premises showcasing pictures of the royal family at various occasions. Entry ticket palace is Rs. 50/- per head for Indian adult, Rs. 15/- per head for Indian child, and Rs. 150/- per head for foreigners. One needs to deposit luggade and footwear outside. Photography inside the museum is not allowed, but one can photograph the exterior at a fee of Rs. 20/-
It is an exceptionally well maintained museum.
Written 4 July 2019
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Sangeetha Anbalagan
Bengaluru, India1,816 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
On 22nd Apr'17 afternoon, myself along with my parents got to visit Kuthiramalika palace. It was situated at the Eastern Entrance of Padmanabha swamy temple.

It was also known as Mansion of Horses built by Swathi Thirunaal Rama Varma, depicts traditional Kerala architecture. The entrance tickets cost Rs.30 per person, it has got wonderful collection of ancient artifacts, articles, weapons used during war, Italian mirror, paintings, Crystal chandeliers etc., It's a must visit historical place.
Written 26 April 2017
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PRASANTH V
Thalassery, India77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
We were fortunate to have an official guide, a middle aged lady who is patiently describing everything in detail. She has immense respect for the Royal family. The palace is beautifully built and and displayed photos and various articles used in those days arouses our imagination. The Rajas of those times are highly educated and intelligent unlike the present ones. This was an unexpected treat to our nostalgic mind.
Written 4 April 2017
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aski_online
Bangalore District, India258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Visited the place again, this time with kids. Must visit place to understand the hidden majesty of the old Travancore kingdom. Got a good collection of things of things made of Ivory, good, silver and gifts. The whole building is of traditional Kerala architecture and a treat to watch for like minded. Free multilingual guide service is provided which is impressive. Not to be missed when you are in Trivandrum
Written 15 May 2018
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asha pillai
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India14 contributions
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May 2018 • Family
I was longing to visit this place for a long time and could finally visit this palace. An awesome old palace right in the middle of the city.It was hard to believe that such a beautiful big palace is there near Padmanabha swami temple. The palace is built more than 100 years ago and still maintained beautifully. Lots of monuments and the wonderful architecture to see. English speaking guides are available who will explain the history , the architecture and the Travancore king dynasty in detail. There is one more museum - Chithrakala Art Museum - where you can see the photos of Travancore royal family.
Personally I liked the laughing horses view in the sides of palace roof with which the palace is named as Horse Palace.
Taking photos/videos are not allowed inside the palace.
Written 7 May 2018
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EuropeanDiversity
Cologne, Germany870 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
At first, we were not sure if we should visit the Palace as the main attraction here seems to be the temple around the corner. Also, there is little advertisement or teaser material outside, so we just went. We were so impressed after five minutes already and then for the entire tour, which included many rooms on several floors. Most artefacts were explained in detail as were many aspects of the architecture. The place is huge (you cannot estimate that from the outside) and absolutely unique.
Written 6 March 2018
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Whizepsom
Epsom44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
A short drive from Kovalam, the museum is really worth a visit. Apart from the exhibits, the awesome carved structure of the building is incredible. Brushed up on my Indian history of this part of the sub-continent.
Written 23 January 2018
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