Situated 64 km away from Thiruvananthapuram at Thuckalay, on the way to Kanyakumari is the magnificent Padmanabhapuram Palace, the seat of the erstwhile rulers of Travancore.
Built-in Kerala style architecture this wooden palace houses murals that date back to the 17th and 18th centuries, exquisite sculptures and floral carvings. The floor is made of black granite.
This 400-year-old royal mansion is considered to be the largest wooden palace in all of Asia. Spread over an area of 6.5acres with over 15 edifices every bit of this marvellous complex boasts of intricate woodwork that highlights the outstanding skills of the artisans of yore.
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
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Padmanabhapuram Palace is a magnificent 16th century palace situated in Thuckalay, 64 km away from Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The palace is located at the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border