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Krishnapuram Palace, Kayamkulam

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The Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum located in Kayamkulam near Alappuzha in Alappuzha district, Kerala in southwestern India. It was built in the 18th century by Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma (1729–1758 CE), the Travancore kingdom. It is built in the architectural style of Kerala with gabled roof, narrow corridor and dormer windows, near the Krishnaswamy Temple at Krishnapuram.
The palace is maintained by the Kerala State Department of Archaeology and contains exhibits that belonged to the Palace and its former occupant, the Travancore Maharaja Marthanda Varma. It is also famous for a large pond within the palace complex. It is also said that an underground escape route runs from the bottom of the pond as a possible escape route from enemies.
Among the many Kerala-style paintings seen in the palace, a distinctly placed mural painting is titled "Gajendra Moksham" of 154 square feet (14.3 m2) size, which is said to be the largest such find in Kerala. It is placed on the western end of the ground floor of the palace.
The double edged Kayamkulam Vaal (sword) is also on display here. The palace houses, in its courtyard, one of the four statues of Buddha found in Alappuzha District.
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  • Great place to visit...a miniature version of the Padmanabhapuram Palace in Thiruvanathapuram...Provides a great insight into the history of the Travancore kingdom. 
    Great place to visit...a miniature version of the Padmanabhapuram Palace in Thiruvanathapuram...Provides a great insight into the history of the Travancore kingdom.  more »
  • We visited Kayamkulam to attend a wedding and had 3-4 hours break between lunch and dinner, which made us visit this palace. Once we entered the main gate after buying entrance tickets, it seemed... 
    We visited Kayamkulam to attend a wedding and had 3-4 hours break between lunch and dinner, which made us visit this palace. Once we entered the main gate after buying entrance tickets, it seemed...  more »
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  • An elegant palace situated close to the highway. It's a small palace with few artifacts. The gardens are well maintained with lots of flowers and greenery. The entry fee is 20 rs and the fee for taking pictures with mobile phone is 20 rs. Overall, I liked this place. In the summer, it is better to visit this place in the evening as it is too hot inside.
  • Palaces, historic places… ancient architect… these are the kind of things which interests me. The story behind all events makes it more interesting. If you are a history lover person, must visit this place. The most amazing thing was it’s architectural structure… elegant, beautiful, strong and powerful… that’s what these buildings say about…

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