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Padmanabhapuram Palace

  • Posted Nov. 3, 2009 by Smitha in Monuments. Viewed 7717 times

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Padmanabhapuram Palace depicts the traditional Kerala style building art.

The palace was constructed around 1601 A.D by Iravipillai Iravivarma Kulasekhara Perumal who ruled Travancore between 1592 A.D. and 1609 A.D.

Till late 18th century, this was the capital of Travancore (now called Thiruvananthapuram )and still the Palace though surrounded entirely by the State of Tamil Nadu is still part of Kerala and the land and Palace belongs to the Government of Kerala.

Entrance

The clock tower in the palace complex has a 300 year old clock, which still keeps time

Thooku vilakku - Hanging Lamp

Can you believe this is made of Jackfruit Tree??

Royal chair with Chinese carvings

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    • # Santijose

      looks like a beautiful place. one I would love to sit and watch the sunrise / sunset @ .

      2009.11.04 Edited Reply Cancel