The Krishnapuram Palace is a famous palace and museum located in Kayamkulam, near Alappuzha, Kerala. It was built in the 18th century by Marthanda Varma - the ruler of Kayamkulam Kingdom. At presently, this Palace is maintained by Archaeology Department of Kerala and here tourists can see various paintings and art in the museum. The palace is designed by Kerala traditional style architecture and attracts visitors for its collection of artifacts.
The Krishnapuram Palace has a collection of various historical things like paintings, sculptures, megalithic remains, antiques, coins, weapons, stone inscriptions and artifacts in bronze. Its major attraction are the exhibits belonging to the Palace and its former occupant, the Travancore Maharaja Marthanda Varma. There is also a large pond within the complex with an underground escape route which was perhaps meant as a safety measures against enemies.
The Krishnapuram Palace is also home to many Kerala-style paintings and among them, the most famous one is perhaps a mural painting, titled "Gajendra Moksham”. The painting has a size of 154 square feet making it the largest in the state. This palace is easily accesses by its nearest railway station Kayamkulam Junction, which is just 5 km away from Krishnapuram. You can visit this place and take a plunge into the glorious past of the region.