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Kuthiramalika Palace

The Kuthiramalika palace museum, adjoining (on south-eastern side) the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple at East Fort, a popular tourist attraction in Trivandrum, was commissioned by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma, a popular Travancore ruler.  This palace is popular for being an uncommon specimen of traditional Travancore style of architecture that consists of beautiful intricate wood carvings on rosewood ceilings. Now turned into a museum, it has a collection of several paintings and other priceless collections of the royal family. This 18th century palace museum has 122 horses and huge Kathakali figures are carvings that look magnificent. Other possessions of the museum include weapons, ivory throne and offerings given by from foreign dignitaries.

This two-storyed palace museum, also known as horse palace, consists of a Navarathri Mandapam right in the front where concerts are organized where traditional sound reflectors are used in the form of clay pots.

Timings: 8:30 am – 1: 00 pm and 03:00 pm – 05:30 pm (Closed on Mondays)

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station (1 km)

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport (6 km)

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