Padmanabhapuram Palace

Photo by Stanislaw Warwas.

Padmanabhapuram Palace is part of the Tentative list of India in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Padmanabhapuram Palace is a 16th century wooden palace of the former Maharajas of Travancore. The palace complex, comprising several buildings, shows the traditional timber architecture of South India. The four-storeyed central mansion also has rich Hindu murals.

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Aspasia

Luxembourg - 18-Jun-21 -

Padmanabhapuram Palace (T) by Carmen Maria David

The trip started off the wrong foot. We had booked a tour through the tourist office in Trivandrum and as we got halfway, the minibus had a breakdown and all the tour director could say was that we had to wait. After 2 hours of eating red bananas, drinking coconut water and cursing next to a church (this is Kerala, after all), we finally started moving, but all I wanted to was to be done with the visit quickly. 

Once on the premises though, I regained my excitement: the woodwork is impressive. One such example is the pillar in Thai Kottaram (pictured). After reading here about the murals, I started checking the photos frantically, but then I realised that the access Upparikka Malika's topmost floor was restricted to visitors in order to preserve the paintings.

Kanyakumari/Cape Comorin is also worth a visit for the colours of its sand, the Thiruvalluvar Statue and the memorial to the 2004 tsunami. 


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Full Name
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Country
India
Added
2014
Type
Cultural
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2014 Added to Tentative List

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