Ranked 6 among Places to Visit in Kanyakumari
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Padmanabhapuram Palace in Tamil Nadu is one of the most exquisite palaces of India that symbolize the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the country that has been around for many centuries aptly. This was the capital city of the erstwhile Travancore Empire and has been a true standing symbol of the region's history. Believed to have been built in the 16th century, the Padmanabhapuram Palace is home to many unique antiques and artefacts. What is worth noting about this palace is the fact that Padmanabhapuram Palace is made entirely from wood and no other material. Adorned with exquisite wooden carvings and designs, the simplicity of the Palace is what makes it a truly charming destination.
The Padmanabhapuram Palace is situated in a four - kilometre long fortress and is divided into a number of sections, each of which has a significance of its own. A number of unique articles such as old Chinese jars, a variety of weapons, brass lamps, wood and stone sculpture, furniture and large mirrors, paintings, a wooden cot and a polished stone cot are housed in the Padmanabhapuram Palace for safekeeping. Kerala Government is responsible for maintaining this enchanting palace and Padmanabhapuram Palace draws hundreds of visitors every day continuously. It is often touted as one of the best 10 palaces in the world.
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4 months ago by Anejana Chellappan
A majestic walk through the yester year glory of Kerala's ancient Kings and his kingdom. Beautiful. Majestic. Pristine. The best time to visit the place would be early morning and then head out to Kanyakumari for the day. You could also cover Sucheendram enroute.
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