Padmanabhapuram Palace

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  • Address: Kulasekharam-Thuckalay Road,Thuckalay,Tamil Nadu,629175, Kanyakumari, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 00-4651250255
  • Ticket Price: 25 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Historical Site, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture

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. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kanyakumari itinerary 1 day.

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Padmanabhapuram Palace

  • 47.65% of people who visit Kanyakumari include Padmanabhapuram Palace in their plan

  • 70.92% of people start their Padmanabhapuram Palace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Padmanabhapuram Palace

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Padmanabhapuram Palace

People normally club together Vattakottai Fort and Vizhinjam Marine Aquarium while planning their visit to Padmanabhapuram Palace.

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Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kanyakumari Reviews

  • The palace exhibits the architectural marvel of the ancient days. The artworks are really great and one can wonder about it as they have many different designs and are carved on teak wood. Even the rooftops and the sidewalls are having well-crafted artworks. The negative side of it is that the maintenance is poor especially the floors and there is no light fixed, so rooms are dark at some places

  • Marvelous 16th century wooden palace . The hosts welcome us warmly and lead us into the palace giving a brief description about the palace and the kings. Once inside the palace, there are hosts in each room to explain about the room and the furniture in there. The palace itself is extraordinarily built almost entirely with wood. The carving on the wood is simply astonishing! It would cost millions or probably billions to get such work done today! Almost every inch of wood is carved into flowers or other decorative shapes. Must visit and one-of-a-kind palace in India.

  • A must visit for those who love to be at historical places. Great architecture and well maintained. Easily reachable from Thuckalay. (State transport buses are also available). Guides inside the palace will explain with significant details about whats around you. No restriction for mobile cameras.

  • Awesome place. Maintained properly. Go without slippers or shoe. They charge for that. People love antique stuff and architecture will love this place

  • I highly recommend this place for students, adults and tourists. The breathtaking architectural fineness is pure poetry. Take care of your head as most of the entrances to the rooms are very short. You don't want a swelling head to spoil the fun. Don't you?

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