The Padmanabhapuram Palace is a magnificent wooden palace of the 16th century which is located in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. This splendid edifice is a pure delight for art and architecture lovers of any hues for sure. Since it belongs to the Rajas of the erstwhile Travancore (1550 to 1750 AD), visitors here get a peek into the history as well. Further, it’s a proud symbol of the Kerala's indigenous style of architecture.
The antique interiors of Padmanabhapuram Palace are dotted with elaborate rosewood carvings and sculptured decor. Visitors here can see murals from 17th and 18th century, marvel at windows with colored mica and enjoy the Chinese carvings of the royal chairs. A visit here means you get the visual delights of painted ceilings and close to 100 floral designs used in ceilings. The heavy use of rose wood and teak is another attraction at this palace.
The Durbar Hall of the Padmanabhapuram Palace often leave visitors awestruck with its artwork and artifacts. Here, the royal splendor of erstwhile Travancore will surely stir the imagination for sure. This palace however is in Tamil Nadu state but it comes under the administration of Kerala Government. A visit here means you enjoy the zenith of wooden architecture and get back home with loads of cherished memories for sure.