Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thiruvananthapuram

Padmanabhapuram Palace

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Padmanabhapuram Palace
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About Padmanabhapuram Palace

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Padmanabhapuram Palace, located within the Padmanabhapuram Fort of Padmanabhapuram Village in Thuckalay, is a major tourist attraction near Thiruvananthapuram. The palace is regarded among the top ten palaces of the world and is located at a distance of 64 km from Thiruvananthapuram. The erstwhile seat of the Travancore Empire, Padmanabhapuram is located at the foothills of Veli, the hilly extensions of the Western Ghats.

Padmanabhapuram Palace is a fine example of traditional Kerala style of architecture. Built in 1601 using a unique combination of egg whites, jaggery, lime, burnt coconuts, charcoal and river sand, Padmanabhapuram Palace is famous for its carved mahogany ceilings, coloured mica windows, secret underground passages, inner courtyards, museum, granite dance halls, etc.

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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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8 traveller reviews for Padmanabhapuram Palace

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Sankara Narayanan
  • Sankara Narayanan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 1 Review

"A temple to be visited" new review

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
This is a must visit temple for Hindus. Built by Travancore Maharajas of yore to offer their prayers, the legend has it that there is a secret entrance and passage for the royal family to visit the temple from their Palace to offer poojas and prayers unhindered from public gaze. There is no fee for entry and there are friendly security staff to guide and control the crowd. The sanctum sanctorum is surrounded by lengthy pathways dotted with sculptures of other deities which will be of interest to those who like archeology.
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Govindan Naganathan
  • Govindan Naganathan
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 266 photos
  • 64 Reviews

"Great place to visit"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Feb 3, 2014
Padamanabhapuram Palace is situated at a distance of about 90 Kms. from Kovalam. The palace is constructed entirely of wood. Every hall in the palace has a story and a helpful guide posted in the hall gives you all information. One moves from hall to hall with well directed arrows. It takes about 2/3 hours to see the palace.
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Vishnu Kumar
  • Vishnu Kumar
  • Cityslicker
  • 3 Reviews

"Dhoti without shirt is the dress code"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2013
It is famous God in India. We must wear dothi without shirt in this temple. But temple provided these clothes at affordable price on rent basis.
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Abin k babu
  • Abin k babu
  • 9 Reviews

"Architectural excellence"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2013
One of the most wonderful historical architectural excellence in Kerala.
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  • Venekatesh
  • 2 Reviews

"Good place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 11, 2013
Good temple, nice place, next time i will visit this holy place with my family members.
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Sajiv Kumar
  • Sajiv Kumar
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Ghaziabad
  • 6 photos
  • 11 Reviews

"Loved it!"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 24, 2013
Serenity at its best. The temple is maintained impeccably and the crowd is well managed.
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Abc Xyz
  • Abc Xyz
  • Lives in Pune
  • 4 Reviews

"Kings palace - Padmanabhapuram"

  • 5.00/7
  • Posted Sep 23, 2013
A person can visit this place while going to Kanyakumari from Thiruvananthapuram. The entire palace is constructed with wood.
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Sampath kumar Veeraraghavan
  • Sampath kumar Veeraraghavan
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 14 Reviews

"A beautiful big temple!"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2013
The temple must be a very old one built beautifully in a vast area. The presiding deity Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in lying (sayanam)pose beautifully carved. The temple premises are well maintained by the Travancore Dewaswom. The temple attracts many tourists who come to the city. An attraction not to be missed and to take Lord Vishnu blessings. There are special Darshan costing a nominal fee of Rs.150/- for a person and Rs.180/- for two. Otherwise the Darshan is free.
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