‘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.
The temple is considered the epicentre of Onam celebrations across Kerala.
Annually the church witnesses the participation of a large number of people from around the globe.
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.
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
Pooram Purappadu, Uthram Vilakku and Vrischika Ekadasi are the popular festivals
Discover the thrills & chills of festivities here!
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.