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The palace museum displays exquisite wood carvings, paintings and various royal collections.
West Nada, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the palace with a guide. It apparently took 5000 craftsmen some 4 years to build originally, with only a small part now open for visitors. Teak and rosewood everywhere, with impressively ornate carving of ceilings, walls and exterior features galore. Even the floor...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GloucesterTim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit if you are into history. Amazing templebuilding - so beautiful. There are guides helping you around explaining the temple and talking about all the artifacts. Very good. For once a indian museum with a take on some storytelling and ambition to make...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The palace is nicely maintained. However, nothing much to see. It is a quiet distance from the city centre.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DrKSRaman
Reviewed 13 February 2019

I love history and historical places. If you are interested in the history of Travancore and architecture and stories, you must visit this palace.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Poulomi S
Reviewed 8 February 2019

For fans of history this is a must visit place. This is in the temple complex. The palace is preserved and converted to a museum with all the original artifacts. They do not allow pictures inside but there are old lamps, paintings of Travancore maharajas,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank J p
Reviewed 26 January 2019

The palace is now a museum. You are not allowed to take pictures inside the museum. There are many treasures including weapons and bronzes. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charles W
Reviewed 1 January 2019

A wonderful palace highlighting the Travancore princes. The architecture is typical of the region and showcases the best of the Travancore Kingdom

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 17 December 2018

The palace, which also contains two museums, is worth visiting. It will take one-and-a-half to two hours to take a tour of the palace. Free services of good guides (who speak many Languages) are available. One may tip the guides if one wishes. Photography is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MC_Narayanan
Reviewed 30 November 2018

its just next to temple and shows the history of Travancore...so scientific way of music and dance rooms..kids just enjoyed the gallery..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nuts_medico
Reviewed 2 November 2018

The typical Keraly style of architecture. The main attraction is the guided tour. You get glimpses of kerala history through photographs, artefacts etc. A must visit for any visit to Kerala.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bikash D
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Response from Roneo C | Reviewed this property |
Great. Welcome to God's own Country. There are many places to see and enjoy in Trivandrum City and it's surroundings. Foremost will be Padmanabhaswamy Temple. It's a monumental temple to Lord Vishnu. Near Padmanabhaswamy... More
14 November 2015|
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Response from Prasannasimha | Reviewed this property |
The best time effective way to see Trivandrum is to book a day tour through Kerala state tourist development corporation. Their office is at the ground floor of Chaitram hotel and you can go to their ktdc website See the... More