Kuthiramalika Palace Museum

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum

Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
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Shyamal B
Duliajan, India300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A Majestic Traditional Structure is a proof of the excellent Kerela Architecture which has stood for more than 180 years as being built in 1840s. One can enjoy the distinctive sloping roofs, veranda and the pillars, walls decorated and ceilings decorated with various carvings. Unbelievable that such engineering marvels were made by our own people so long back.
Written 26 February 2024
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Sandy S
Albuquerque, NM1,014 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Elegantly proportioned rooms and carved ceiling create a serene setting for the Travancore royal family portraits and artifacts. The maharajah who built this palace incorporated a room for meditation. Sadly, he spent only a year in residence.
Written 12 February 2024
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Big Indian Tours
Kochi (Cochin), India619 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
The Kuthirika Malika Palace, situated near the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, showcases beautiful traditional Kerala-style architecture, reflecting the grandeur of the royal era. The palace is known for its vast expanse, providing visitors with ample space to explore. If you find yourself in Kerala, a visit to this regal palace is highly recommended. The palace roof is creatively carved into a horse face, inspiring its name "Kuthirika Malika."

The palace boasts stunning Kerala-style architecture, showcasing intricate wooden carvings, ornate ceilings, and exquisite frescoes that highlight the opulence of the Travancore rulers. The entry ticket is priced at Rs70 per person for Indian nationals and Rs200 for foreigners. This fee includes a guided tour of the palace. Additionally, there is an art gallery within the palace premises, requiring an additional Rs30 per person for entry. Visitors can buy tickets on the spot. While the palace comprises 80 rooms, only 25 rooms are accessible to visitors. It's important to note that photography inside the palace is not allowed. Also, no chappals are allowed inside. There is a separate place to keep them safely with a nominal charge. It takes about 2 hours to see, the palace will be closed by 5:30 p.m ensure you are there by 3 p.m. The place is open from 9.00 am - 12:30 pm and 2.00 pm - 4.45 pm. There's only limited space for car parking.
Written 22 January 2024
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Andrew D
Singapore, Singapore399 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
If you only have one place to go in Trivandrum for a taste of traditional Kerala architecture, this is the place to go. It also offers a decent collection, albeit slightly poorly lit and not much information given.
Written 9 April 2023
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Pahari
Mumbai1,470 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is a gem of a place. One can almost miss the nondescript entry...but once inside there is just so much of history....the beautiful building, especially the spaces inside the artifacts and belongings of a royal family of the erstwhile kingdom of Travancore.
What is so wonderful is that it is so well-kept and the tours which are guided so well-conducted.
If interested in further history, a nearby structure houses photographs too.
Written 3 April 2022
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Abhinishv
Secunderabad, India745 contributions
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Oct 2021 • Family
The Kuthiramallikka or Putthanmallika palace and museum are the same. The palace has been converted into a museum where a lot of artifacts have been been kept. Within the palace compound, there is a photo gallary with has lot of photographs clicked by the last King of Travencore and his brother. These are tresure troves which gives a great insight into the royal family life and pre independent & post independent Kerala. Museum guides are very friendly and take keen initiative to brief the visiting tourists. Footwear not allowed inside and neither photography is allowed.
Written 10 October 2021
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RAJENDRA884 PRASAD
Faridabad, India3,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
This used to be the abode of Travancore rulers and the same has been preserved in time. Readers are advised to visit this place to learn more about the Malyalee people.
Written 29 August 2021
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Unnikrishnan V
Thrissur, India37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
I visited Kuthiramalika Museum on 24th September along with my family. It is an excellent heritage being presented to the tourists by the guides ( a very dedicated female guide took us around, who took pains to address a multu-lingual Group's questions). I could see a sense of pride in her which is one of the ideal attributes for the guide are Heritage Museum. And unfirtunalately such sense if belonging and pride in our heritage is lacking at many other places!
Of the many rooms of the Palace, only a few are open to the tourists. Wood carvings that keep one spell-bound, are its USP. The sculptors' signature carving in the form of a wooden ring carved out of a solid wood mass on the inner side of the roof at the entrance, is worth noticing!
Probably better funding to the Museum may enable them to renovate more rooms of the Palace, so that a more complete picture of those years' royal lives would be revealed to the tourists.
I strongly recommend this Palace Museum to any tourist visiting Thiruvananthapuram.
Written 29 September 2019
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Priyadharsan
Kochi (Cochin), India23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
5000 labour’s for 4 years- wow such a beautiful place to visit, modern architecture will never ever match these kind of monuments
Written 21 September 2019
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Adrian Y
Leiden, The Netherlands630 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The building - part of the temple complex - is interesting to look at. The portraits and photos more so. Some of the photos of the royal family are very old - 19th century.
A member of staff guided us around and this gave a much better perspective.
Written 17 August 2019
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