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A masterpiece of indigenous Kerala architecture

  • The first gateway

    The access to the palace is regulated by means of two gateways, the mukhya vathil and another padippura oriented towards…

  • Mani Meda

    The northern wing of the Poomukha Malika houses the mani meda or the clock tower. The large clock, estimated to be…

  • Veppinmuttu Kottaram

    The Veppinmuttu Kottaram is a two storied construction with a large poomukham, a single room on the ground floor and…

  • Natamalika

    Walking across the forecourt one reaches the main gateway which is the portal to the most important section of the…

  • Poomukha Malika

    The double storied Poomukha Malika, the ground floor of which houses the poomukham, a pillared verandah, once served as an…

  • Mantrashala

    Mantrashala, the audience chamber where the king held important meetings. A collection of ornamental chairs supposedly used by the king…

  • Plamuttu Kottaram

    The Plamuttu Kottaram, another double storied residential structure is located between the Veppinmuttu Kottaram and Thai Kottaram.  The main entrance…

  • Thai Kottaram

    Known as the core of Padmanabhapuram Palace is the Thai Kottaram, the oldest structure here. The Thai Kottaram or Darpakulangara…

  • Valiya Oottupura

    Valiya Oottupura, a double storied structure located towards the southern side of the complex. According to local sources, the Oottupura…

  • Homappura

    Homappura, is a single storied, double courtyard building used to perform homam (religious offerings to the Gods). The homappura kulam,…

  • Uppirikka Malika

    Uppirikka Malika, a grand multi storied structure that symbolises wealth, royal power and the realisation of God is perhaps the…

  • Lakshmi Vilasam

    Lakshmi Vilasam, otherwise known as Putten Kottaram (new palace) is literally one of the last additions made in the ancient…

  • Ayudhappura

    Ayudhappura, the armoury associated with the palace complex is located on the western perimeter of the palace complex. The armoury…

  • Thekkaetheruvu Malika

    Thekkaetheruvu Malika, a linear double storied structure lying on the northern side of the palace complex overlooks the Thekkaetheruvu, a…

  • Navarathri Mandapam

    Located in the northwest quadrant of the palace complex, Navarathri Mandapam is perhaps where one could appreciate the sheer beauty…

  • Thekkae Kottaram

    Thekkae Kottaram, otherwise known as nirappura, is a typical residential complex lying to the south of the Padmanabhapuram Palace complex.…

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