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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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A rather huge piece of history!

Built by the famous king Swathi Thirunal Kuthira Malika has richness written everywhere. That's with the structure and belongings which came from that era. The front corridor of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Built by the famous king Swathi Thirunal Kuthira Malika has richness written everywhere. That's with the structure and belongings which came from that era. The front corridor of the palace has the famous 122 horse carvings on the roof. The place is a one time visit to see the old age architecture and life of travancore kings.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The palace has thousand horses made of wood. Entire palace is seeped in history. If you are visiting Trivandrum, this is a must visit place.

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Bangalore, India
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

A must visit if you love architecture, music, antiques, history etc. Built by the early king, now this serves as a place for some of the best musical nights and performances of traditional art forms. Part for the place is converted to a museum showcasing various antique gifts and art works. On the whole, a must see for art lovers.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

There are two main parts to the museum, housed in two different buildings in sprawling grounds. The first part (the palace itself) is a beautifully constructed building with fine carpentry. It was the house where the kings of Travancore (the southern part of Kerala) actually lived and much remains of the furnishings. The intricate detailing on the cornices and window... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

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Thank Ratheesh K
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

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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Reviewed 1 February 2017

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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Reviewed 18 January 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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Reviewed 13 January 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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