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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace

West Nada, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Palace built by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma

Puthen malika palace is a palace built by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, who was Maharaja of the... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Santhosh K
An insight into the Travancore era

The Kuthira Mallika Palace Museum is right besides the Padmanabhaswamy temple. Owned by the royal... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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The palace museum displays exquisite wood carvings, paintings and various royal collections.
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West Nada, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Puthen malika palace is a palace built by Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, who was Maharaja of the Kingdom of Travancore British India (Now known as Trivandrum, Kerala). The palace has a large collection of idols and sculptures made from white marble. The collection includes Kathakali...More

1  Thank Santhosh K
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Kuthira Mallika Palace Museum is right besides the Padmanabhaswamy temple. Owned by the royal family of Travancore, the 1840 palace displayed some rare objects like the bohemian crystal throne from Belgium with the Travancore emblem. The king had a thing for wooden ceilings with...More

1  Thank wannabemaven
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Built by the famous king Swathi Thirunal Kuthira Malika has richness written everywhere. That's with the structure and belongings which came from that era. The front corridor of the palace has the famous 122 horse carvings on the roof. The place is a one time...More

Thank AravindBee
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The palace has thousand horses made of wood. Entire palace is seeped in history. If you are visiting Trivandrum, this is a must visit place.

Thank santpur
Reviewed 24 March 2017

A must visit if you love architecture, music, antiques, history etc. Built by the early king, now this serves as a place for some of the best musical nights and performances of traditional art forms. Part for the place is converted to a museum showcasing...More

Thank aski_online
Reviewed 20 March 2017

There are two main parts to the museum, housed in two different buildings in sprawling grounds. The first part (the palace itself) is a beautifully constructed building with fine carpentry. It was the house where the kings of Travancore (the southern part of Kerala) actually...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Offers a tour of Travancore history and life during the time of King's rule. You must check the open and closing times before you schedule the visit.

Thank Sdj512
Reviewed 15 February 2017

real nice museum, could be maintained better, and @Kerala government,please pay the local guides, they really try very hard!

Thank Ratheesh K
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The entry tickets are pricy. However, you get a guided tour which was very interessting because you do not only learn about the palace but also get an insight into Indian history and thinking. This being India, the guide (which I considered to be included...More

Thank Anja Z
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Ohk types palace built up of wood which is good to see but nothing special about it there are 2 museums inside this but you need not to see 2nd one....

Thank Richs V
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I am planning to visit on 29.1 .16 What is the nature attractions around Trivandrum?
17 January 2016|
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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
Hi, I'm planning to visit trivandrum for a 2 day visit. I'll be reaching in trivandrum by 3 A.M in the morning. Kindly suggest me how to make most use of time to cover the all activities like the temples,kovalam beach,poover island,palaces
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