A PALACE IN SOUTH INDIA AND A MUSEUM – PART III

This is the last and concluding part of the series on Padmanabhapuram  Palace.   Weeks after my visit I still find my thoughts slipping back …remembering!What a glorious way to live! This Royal home showcases a harmonious blend of beauty,spirituality and genius.

What made the visit so enjoyable?

The Palace is beautifully maintained by the Archaeology department of the Government of Kerala.

There are guides in most of the important parts of the palace who ask courteously about our preferred language-English, Malayalam, Tamil or Hindi and explain the history of that part of the palace and what it was used for , in that language.

It took us two hours to explore the palace and the museums and towards the end we were tired .To my amusement I noticed that other tourists who came along were all exhausted as well…tired but impressed!

Now for the museum pics.

Thekke Kottaram meaning South Palace is now a heritage museum
Thekke Kottaram meaning South Palace is now a heritage museum

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A place for worship
A place for worship
Granary
Granary

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Pond outside the palace
Pond outside the palace

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An entrance to the pond from within the palace
An entrance to the pond from within the palace
Wood sculptures in the museum
Wood sculptures in the museum
Copper inscriptions
Copper inscriptions

The above copper inscriptions were kept in glass cases.I’m not sure about how to take pictures of objects within glass frames without the flash reflecting back.

In conclusion a note to visitors:

Padmanabhapuram today is a small village. There are no good eating places here .You may stay in Nagerkoil or in Trivandrum. So  plan the visit accordingly.

The Palace is closed on Mondays and all National holidays.

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4 thoughts on “A PALACE IN SOUTH INDIA AND A MUSEUM – PART III”

  1. “Beauty. Spirituality. Genius” This description fits well what the photographs conveyed to me. As I read your three part post, I was transported to a different world. Thanks much for this wonderful work you are doing.

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