‘Kuthiramalika’ “palace of horses” is situated in the capital city Thiruvananthapuram. The name derives from the 122 smiling horses carved into the beams that support the roof heads visible from the palace’s main entrance.

Also known as Puthenmalika Palace Museum, it was constructed in the 1840s by Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma, Maharaja of the Kingdom of Travancore in British India. 

Built-in typical Kerala style architecture, Kuthiramalika houses idols and sculptures made from white marble, Kathakali figures, Belgian mirrors and paintings. The Palace is made of teakwood, rosewood, marble, and granite. 


Bhajanapura Palace Rd,
East Fort

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Getting there

Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 1 km

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 6 km

Thiruvonamahotsavam at Thrikkakkara Vamana Moorthy Temple

The temple is considered the epicentre of Onam celebrations across Kerala.

Feast of Vallarpadathamma

Annually the church witnesses the participation of a large number of people from around the globe.

Malayattoor Perunnal

Thousands of devotees immersed in prayers carrying wooden crosses of different sizes and ambling up a hill; a whole village getting decked up and readying itself to welcome these pilgrims.

Aranmula Thiruvonathoni

Once a year, the River Pamba gets enlivened as an elaborately decorated snake boat glides across its placid waters bearing the provisions for a grand feast

Triprayar Pooram Purappadu & Uthram Vilakku

Pooram Purappadu, Uthram Vilakku and Vrischika Ekadasi are the popular festivals

Vrischikam Festival at Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple

Discover the thrills & chills of festivities here!

Kuthiramalika Palace - the horse palace near Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram

Kuthiramalika Palace - the horse palace near Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram

Kuthiramalika Palace is situated adjacent to Padmanabhaswamy Temple in East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram district. Also known as Puthenmalika, it was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma, the king of Travancore.