Fodor's Expert Review Kuthiramalika (Puthenmalika) Palace Museum

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Castle/Palace/Chateau

The 18th-century Kuthiramalika (Puthenmalika) Palace Museum, or Horse Palace, has carved rosewood ceilings and treasures of the royal family, including an ivory throne, weapons, paintings, and gifts from foreign dignitaries. Lifesize Kathakali figures stand in the dance room. Carved horses, for which the palace is named, line the eaves of an inner courtyard. Only one-third of the enormous compound is open to visitors; the entrance fee includes a knowledgeable guide. Also note that you must remove your shoes upon entering.

Castle/Palace/Chateau Museum/Gallery

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Next to Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Trivandrum, Kerala  695023, India

471-247–3952

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Rate Includes: Palace: Rs. 20

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