Timings : 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (closed on Monday)
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : Adults: INR 10,
Kids: INR 5,
Still camera: INR 25,
Video camera: INR 250
Built By : King Marthanda Varma
Largest Mural Painting in Kerala : Gajendramoksham - it is in Krishnapuram palace
The Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum that is located in Kayamkulam, at a distance of 47 km from Alappuzha. This magnificent palace was built during the reign of a Travancore King, Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma and is well known for its mural paintings and architecture. The palace is built in the traditional architectural style of Kerala, with a gabled roof, narrow corridors and dormer windows, and is close to the Krishnaswamy Temple at Krishnapuram.
A major attraction of this place is that it houses is one of the biggest mural paintings that can be found in all of Kerala. Known as the 'Gajendra Moksha', this mural painting covers an area of around 53 square feet and has a rich historical value attached to it. The double-edged sword Kayamkulam Vaal can also be found here. The Krishnapuram Palace is currently maintained by the Archaeological Department of Kerala and contains a variety of exhibits that once belonged to the Palace and its former occupant.
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