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Padmanabhapuram Fort and Palace

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Believed to be the largest wooden palace in Asia, this magnificiant, 18th-century, carved-teak palace is actually across the border in neighboring Tamil Nadu, about a 1½-hour (63 km [39 miles]) drive south of Kovalam on National Highway 47. Once the home of the Travancore rajas (Travancore was the southernmost state, which was combined with Cochin and Malabar to form Kerala), it's one of the best-preserved examples of old wooden architecture in India.

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  • Address: Thuckalay, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, 629175 | Map It
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 9–4:30
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  • Location: Kovalam
Updated: 10-01-2012

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    Padmanabhapuram Palace Thuckalay Kerala India

    The palace is built with wooden pillars and supports, the ancient laterite stones with bricklime mortar is used along with red inclined tiles to reduce intensity of the rainfall. During our Kerala Trip Country Travel Mart gave us the idea of this place. The palace consists of Mint Dining Hall Visitors chambers Scholar’s Room Queen’s chamber King’s Bedroom Mural Painting Room Kitchen Water Tank Navarathri Mantapam or dancing chamber.

    by dleola, 11/28/13

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