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Padmanabhapuram Palace

Published Date: 03-May-2024

Padmanabhapuram Palace, popular as Asia’s largest wooden palace, exhibits the brilliant craftsmanship of the local carpenters. It was constructed in the 16th century by Iravi Varma Kulasekhara Perumal of the Travancore dynasty and is nothing less than an architectural marvel. From murals, beautiful furniture and floor carvings to eye-catching antiques and unique artefacts, everything about the palace is exceptional. The palace’s various sections, like Mantrasala, Thaikottaram, Nataksala, Central Mansion and Thekeekottaram, are worth exploring.

  • Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Ideal Duration: 1-2 hours
  • How to Reach: The palace is 35 km away from the bus stand and 34 km away from Kanyakumari centre. Buses and taxis are easily available.
  • Timing: 9:00 am-1:00 pm, 2:00 pm-4:30 pm
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Best for: It is among the popular places to visit in Kanyakumari for architecture admirers.
  • Tip: Maintain silence inside the museum area.
  • Nearby Attractions: Thirparappu Falls, Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thanumalayan Temple – Sthanumalayan Kovil, Thiruvalluvar Statue
  • Nearby Restaurants: Hotel Astoria, Udupi International Restaurant, Arya Bhavan, Oasis Family Restaurant, Prabhu Hotel, The Chettinad
  • Google rating and reviews: 4.4 rating and 19,000 reviews

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