krishnapuram palace

Krishanapuram palace is a palace as well as a museum located in Kayamkulam ata a distance of 2km from the south of the aleppy town in Alappuzha district. It is a very prominent tiourist destination spot in Kerala. It was built in 18th century during the period of Marthandaa Varma, a Travancore King. It was constructed in the Kerala’s traditional architectural style with court yard, gabled roof, narrow corridor and dormer windows. This historically significant palace located adjacent to the Krishnaswami temple at Krishanapuram. The palace is famous for its well defined architecture and mural paintings. One of the biggest mural paintings in all of the Kerala called Gajendra Moksham is exhibited here. The palace and its court covered an area of approximately 1.5 acres. There is a large pond is located within the palace complex. This pond is a hidden way to escape from enemies since because there is an underground escape route runs from the bottom of the pond. Now the palace is a protected monument as well as an archeological museum protected under the Archeological Department of Kerala. The palace exhibits a number of antique artifacts and historical specimens from various parts of the country.

Timings: Open from 9.00am – 5.00 pm on all days except Mondays

Getting there:

By air: : Cochin International airport is the nearest railway station which 64km away.

By rail:Kayamakulam railway station is the nearest railway station about 5km.

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