Padmanabhapuram Palace
Padmanabhapuram Palace
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The well-preserved wooden palace is one of the best examples of the traditional architecture of Kerala.
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Sanya
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Total waste of time....it is just an old structure with hardly anything inside to see....no write ups to understand its history....wish it was maintained like other palaces in South...too crowded ...definitely can give it a miss.
Written 28 December 2023
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chetan p
Kolhapur District, India198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Must visit place in Tamilnadu shows typical Keralite life in past we loved it very much awesome engineering in wooden building must see I loved it very much
Written 21 November 2023
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore399 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This palace strikes me as being the largest wooden palace in the world. While technically located in the Tamil Nadu state, its architecture is largely borrowed from the Kerala style. It felt like it should have been a major highlight, but I felt slightly disappointed when I went inside to discover that the interior is largely empty. Not much artefacts nor panels to narrate the history. I felt like overall it is still a nice place but not essential!
Written 8 April 2023
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Mohan Krishnan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia733 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This palace has lived up to the saying “ Old is Gold” and looking at the architecture, it really gives you a sense of awe of how the Maharaja had lived his life having the luxury of his own. Seeing is believing
Written 14 August 2022
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Mukund R
Montreal, Canada25 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Very nice place to visit. The architecture is kerala style with very interesting pieces of European furniture and gifts.
The place could be lit a bit. Unfortunately, we were visiting during a cloudburst and the place was really dark.
Also, for seniors, there are difficulties in climbing up and down the steep stairs.
All in all a very good place to visit with family
Written 27 July 2022
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Frecciarossa
Chennai (Madras), India1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
The visit to Padhmanabapuram palace was good with nice greenery and scenery …….. But the young security guards in the khakhi uniform were not good ; they were rude ; and they were calling at us by smacking their fingers which is a highly inappropriate way to behave with tourists……… they should be thought proper manners by the authorities………. The old security guards were kind and well behaved ; and the ladies who explained the exhibits were very good at their job
Written 30 March 2022
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Mala Pattanaik
11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
If you are an art lover,then it is a must visit place. The beautiful carving on the wood and techniques used in it for ventilation and lightening are worth watching. Loved it.
Written 6 March 2020
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David
60 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We drive there and came back without seeing inside. Looked very old and maintained. There was no parking.
Written 2 March 2020
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Gemma v
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We didnt get in, for India people the entrance fee was 35 roepies, for foreigners like us 300!! roepies
Madness!!
Written 8 February 2020
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Mzaki
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Visited this palace along with my guide. It is a good place to spend your day if you are interested in ancient Kerala achitecture.
Written 10 November 2019
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