Adjacent to Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple at East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram.
The palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma - the King of Travancore, who was a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman. This rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional Travancore style of architecture also has exquisite wood carvings. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family and is located near the Padmanabha Swamy
The Kuthiramalika Palace was built by His Highness the Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma of Travancore. The Palace museum adorned with paintings and amusing collections of the erstwhile royal family. It is an example of Travancore style of architecture.
Artifacts On Display
The Museum displays the paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family.
The Paintings and other curios offer a rare glimpse into the private lives of the members of the royal family. The first room of the palace houses 14 life-size figures depicting various scenes from the Kerala legends and Kathakali.
Magnificent ivory cots, thrones of kings, a musical tree that produces the eight 'swaras' when tapped, etc are a few of the attractions of the museum.
Entry fee is Rs. 10 per head. Photography is not permitted within the building
Closed on Mondays.
Entrance Fee: Adults: Rs. 10 Children: Rs. 3 Foreigners: Rs. 20
Air : Thiruvananthapuram International Airport,about 6 km.
Rail : Thiruvananthapuram central,about 1 km.