March 2, 2011

Day 26 - Padmanabhapuram Palace

This is the Padmanabhapuram Palace which lies off the road on crossing the Kerala - Tamil Nadu border, enroute to Kanyakumari from Trivandrum. 

This palace location served as the original capital of the Travancore kings, before it was shifted to Trivandrum. One of the greatest sights in this palace is the wood carvings and granite workmanship on display. Apart from this, there is also a great deal of chinese influence because of the chinese traders who regularly visited the kingdom during those times. There is also a beautiful bathing pond which I shall feature later.

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