Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kanyakumari
Padmanabhapuram Palace - A Quick Overview[Contribute/Review]
Address: Kulasekharam-Thuckalay Road,Thuckalay,Tamil Nadu,629175, Kanyakumari, India
Ticket Price: 25 INR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kanyakumari
The Padmanabhapuram Palace is actually located at the southern tip of Tamil Nadu but is interestingly looked after by the Kerela Government instead. The building with its clay roof and old architecture itself is beautiful and elegant. It has been simply decorated. Unlike lavish and tall palaces in other parts of the country this place has a very rustic feel to it. There is a 300 year old clock that adorns the place and surprisingly still works. Besides, there are a lot of historic and cultural artefacts that have been put on display in this place.
The Palace is home to a lot of History. It was constructed by the then king of the region of Venad and still holds a special place in the history of south India. The Palace is the perfect destination for the culture seeker, the history lover and the art lover as well. It is sure to give you a beautiful insight into the history and lifestyle of the old life in this region.
Padmanabhapuram Palace Information
- Tips & Warnings: King Marthaanda Varma had devoted the kingdom to the deity of his family belief and faith- Sree Padmanabha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and led the kingdom as Padmanabha dasa or servant of Lord Padmanabha. Subsequently the name had been derived as Padmanabhapuram or City of Lord Padmanabha.
How To reach Padmanabhapuram Palace by Public Transport
- Kulasekharam-Thuckalay Road
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Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kanyakumari Reviews
Very good old palace. One of the best example of our architecture skills. Though its quite smaller in size you can feel how the palace is been used in their times. It could have been maintain well. And there are many narrators to explain about each room, but they don't have more info with them to explain..
The palace is well maintained it consists of more than 65 rooms in which each and every room has different architect. This palace remains very calm. The king Cot is made up of medicinal property tree. The royal chairs has Chinese carvings and the ceilings is full of Rosewood and teak wood. Palace has two divisions 1.mantrasala Kings council chambers 2.queen mother's palace. Timings- 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM Find this post useful, please like this Post.
Its most visit place. Awesome place......also has a museums on the palace ground... Wonderful experience of olden days calm and peacefulness you can find in the palace. Good wooden works heritage site ...take time to visit.. It consists of more then 65 rooms in which each and every room has different architecture work. Well maintained palace of king Padmanaba....
Around 400 years old palace. Very nice place .Liked it a lot. Too much to walk(mind the steps too) staff very helpful and explain us everything. Lunch break 1~ 2 pm.
Beautiful building. You can go through the self guided tour pretty quickly. You cannot wear shoes inside. There's an area to check in your shoes. You have to buy a camera pass if you want to take pics. There were about 2 or 3 people inside that sometimes give you history on the building's history. We had our own guide. The floors seems to be showing some wear and tear. I can imagine due to the hundred of tours people take. Overall the building is holding up. There are some areas closed to the public for maintenance. There are some narrow stairs to maneuver through. Going from the bright sun to inside dark is hard to adjust to so make sure to go slow and adjust your eyes before proceeding. Lots of stepping over areas and low doorways. Be careful but enjoy.