Kilimanoor Palace

Kilimanoor Palace, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Address, Kilimanoor Palace Reviews: 3.5/5

Kilimanoor Palace
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Suzy
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Family
We were able to see the buildings from outside , we were not granter access inside any building. We were told the descendants of the Royal family still live there.
Written 15 July 2020
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Globetrottersince97
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India179 contributions
Family
Do not expect great buildings, architecture study, paintings or art etc Just a time pass drive. A less polluted air. Some old buildings a few stories and maybe see a few old family members. But do not have great expectations.
Written 2 January 2019
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Sajeed K
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India1,144 contributions
Solo
This palace is famous as the birthplace of Raja Ravi Varma, the great Indian painter. The copmpount comprises the traditional residential structures of Kerala, like the Nalukettu, small and medium-sized buildings, two ponds, wells and sacred groves. But not well maintained now..
Written 4 October 2018
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travel-lover-6f
Tirupati, India418 contributions
Family
This an old Palace of the Travancore state rulers. The Palace is now well maintained and open to the public. The architecture is awesome.
Written 31 January 2018
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Dipankar D
Navi Mumbai, India805 contributions
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A palace dedicated to a prince responsible for fetching Kerala a prominent place among the wizards of painting. He is of royal birth, but his deeds fetched him fame in a vocation, which had few takers among his peer group. Raja Ravi Varma the renowned painter from Kerala and his birth palace, the Kilimanoor Palace holds a very special place in the hearts of those who love the fine art of painting. His fame and his style of painting transcended the borders of Kerala and Ravi Varma soon got reckoned as a master painter of international repute.

The Kilimanoor Palace, spread over 15 acres of land comprises the traditional residential structures of Kerala like the Nalukettu, small and medium sized buildings, ponds, wells and sacred groves.

The palace boasts of many artefacts, including swords, guns, bone china crockeries, Ivory chair, Ivory baby swing, etc. However, photography inside the palace is not allowed, and they charge Rs. 40/- to take photographs from outside the palace. I personally feel they should allow photography inside. One needs to carry memories of such amazing artefacts preserved inside the palace. It’s worth every penny to visit this palace when you are in Trivandrum.
Written 20 December 2017
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sikhil
Thrissur District, India1,346 contributions
Friends
Kilimanoor Palace 3km from mc road is a royal palace . renovated by tourism department government of kerala is now open to public is good place to visit ..
Written 25 June 2017
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manojayyappan
Kottayam, India2,292 contributions
Family
Happened to visit the famed old palace on my way to trivandrum, just around 3 kms from the main road. The old world charm is awesome.
Written 8 January 2017
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manipra342
Mangalore, India717 contributions
Family
The palace renovated by the tourism department and is destined as a main tourist attraction. The nice greenery around has got all the potential to make it a big thing. Even though I could not enter the palace, the area around was a great treat for eyes
Written 6 January 2017
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AjishMundackal
Kochi (Cochin), India8 contributions
Family
Happened to visit there, the main bulding has been newly painted but we were the only visitor there. Most of the houses in the complex are locked and allowed to rot. There was one family living inside the complex probably descendants of the royal family
Written 5 January 2017
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mannaiprak
Sriperumbudur, India176 contributions
Family
On our way to Adoor visited Kilimanoor palace. Just 3 kms off the MC road...Though it was reported in newspapers that the palace of the great artist Raja Ravi Veena had been renovated by Kerala government, it has not been yet been opened to public it seems. Though v had just seen with the structure we couldn't enter any of the structures. Descendants of the royal family still stays here.
Written 17 October 2016
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