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KUTHIRAMALIKA

 
 

Location: Adjacent to Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple at East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram.

Kuthiramalika which means Horse Bungalow takes its name from the roof beams which are carved to resemble the faces of horses. It has on display ornaments, personal effects and weapons of the former Kings the erstwhile princely State of Travancore.

It is a true specimen of Kerala's classical architecture. The palace with its excellent carvings and amazing architectural designs is itself a piece of heritage. The museum housed in it has a wide range of exhibits representing the erstwhile Travancore royal household.

This architectural delight was built during the reign of Swathi Thirunal (1813-1834 AD). Himself a musician and composer of eminence and a great contributor to Carnatic andHindustani classical music he spent much of his time in this palace composing many of his musical pieces. He spent his last days in this rambling bungalow.

Getting there : 
Nearest railway station : Thiruvananthapuram central, about 1 km.
Nearest  airport : Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about  6 km.

 
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