Padmanabhapuram Palace in Kovalam

Take in the scenic architecture of this beautiful fortress.

Take in the scenic architecture of this beautiful fortress. | Photo credit: Wikipedia/Aviatorjk

Padmanabhapuram Palace Overview

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Situated at the foot of Veli Hills, Padmanabhapuram Palace is a majestic old fortress located en route to Kanyakumari. A marvel of architecture, the palace has secret courtyards, a dining hall that can accommodate up to 1,000 people, and other interesting facets.

Known as the ancient capital of Travancore kings, the palace has black floors that are made of a unique mixture of burnt coconut, sand and charcoal. The visitors can roam around 180 massive rooms and discover the beauty and historical significance.

  • Opening Closing Time 9 am to 5 pm (All days except Monday and national holidays)

  • Entrance Fee Adult: Rs. 25, Children: Rs. 10, Foreigners: Rs. 200, Children: Rs. 50

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Kulasekharam-Thuckalay Road