Kowdiar Palace

Kowdiar Palace is located at a distance of about 6 kms from Trivandrum Central Railway Station, Kowdiar Palace was built in 1914 by Maharajah Moolam Thirunal. It is the official residence of the present Maharajah of Travancore, Moolam Thirunal and the Travancore Royal family. The architectural work of the Kowdiar Palace is famous.
The Kilimanoor Palace is famous all over India as the birth place of the illustrious painter Raja Ravi Varma. The palace complex is huge and spread over an area of six hectares. The complex consists of large and small buildings including a kavu(sacred grove). The palace is around 300 hundred years old. Relatives of the present Royal family at Travancore reside in the palace complex.he Kowdiar Palace is the home to the erstwhile rulers of Travancore. The incumbent Maharaja is His Highness Sree Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma who inherited the throne after the death of his brother Sree Chithira Thirunal Balrama Varma. The palace was built in the year 1914 by His Highness Sree Moolam Thirunal.
Public are not permitted to enter the palace, but can view this grand old building from the gate.

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