Beautiful Palaces of Kerala you must visit to explore Kerala’s rich heritage

Kerala is a cornucopia of culture and heritage and it’s a traveller’s dream destination as there are a multitude of things to do and see, and experiences to have in Kerala. The beautiful palaces of Kerala are a testament to Kerala’s rich cultural heritage. These places are a favourite among history enthusiasts, new experience seekers and photographers. If on your Kerala trip, you would like to explore the beautiful palaces of Kerala, then these are the places you must check out.

The Kanakakunnu Palace

The Kanakakkunnu Palace in located in ThiruvananthapuramTrivandrum district and is only 3kms away from the Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station. This huge royal palace has sprawling grounds surrounding it. The palace is known to have been built by the royal family who were vegetarian,in order to entertain guests while serving non vegetarian food. Today, this beautiful palace of Kerala is a venue for many cultural meets and programs. The palace is open for visiting on all days of the week except Mondays and timings are from 10 am to 5 pm.

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Hill Palace

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The Hill Palace is located in Kochi. The palace was built by the Cochin royal family as a safe haven to protect its women and children from enemy troops. It is one of the most important palaces of Kerala and has now been converted into a museum. It houses the belongings of the royal family of Kochi such as the ornaments, crowns, simhasana (throne), special royal seats, beautifully carved beds and other artifacts. The visiting time is from 9 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 4.30 pm on all days except Mondays.

Padmanabhapuram Palace

Though the palace is situated in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu State, it comes under the Government of Kerala’s administration. The Padmanabhapuram Palace is the best example of traditional Kerala architecture. It belonged to the Rajas of the erstwhile Travancore (1550 to 1750 AD).The palace also contains murals from the 17th and 18th century. Visitors can see the royal splendour of the famous erstwhile Travancore. The palace is open to visitors on all days of the week except Mondays. Timings are from 9 am to 4.30 pm.

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The Mattancherry Palace
Dutch Palace Fort Kochi

The Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace is located in Mattancherry in Kochiancient palace of Kerala features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. This palace is open to visitors on all days of the week except Fridays and Saturdays. Timings are from 9:45 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 4:45 pm.

The Krishnapuram Palace

The Krishnapuram Palace is located near Alappuzha. It was constructed in the 18th Century. This is also one of the palaces of Kerala that has traditional Kerala style architecture. It is now converted to a museum which exhibits traditional weapons, statues of deities, art work and belongings of the occupants. The palace also has underground escape routes. Palace timings are from 9am to 5pm on all days except Mondays.

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