Padmanabhapuram Palace

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. 


Department of Tourism
Government of Kerala
Park View
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Getting there

Nearest railway station: Nagercoil (Tamilnadu), about 16 km

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, 52 km away

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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!

Padmanabhapuram Palace - a magnificent 16th century palace

Padmanabhapuram Palace - a magnificent 16th century palace

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