ANCIENT PALACES, HERITAGE SITES IN KERALA

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Ancient Palaces in Kerala are the proud heritages of ancient Kingship era of Kerala. Each palace is architectural marvel and open a window to lifestyle of ancient society here.

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ANCIENT PALACES, HERITAGE SITES IN KERALA

  1. 1. Kavalapara Palace, Near Trissur : Owned by a feudal family in medieval Kerala.
  2. 2. Chittoor Palace, Ernakulam
  3. 3. Kowdiar Palace, Trivandrum - The official residence of Travancore Royal family
  4. 4. Kilimanoor Palace, Trivandrum
  5. 5. Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555 A.D
  6. 6. Napier Museum, Trivandrum - The building was named after Lord Napier, the Governor of Madras from 1866-1872.
  7. 7. Attingal palace - Attingal has been the residence of the women of the Venad royal family. The Attingal Palace dates to 1305 C.E.
  8. 8. Koyikkal Palace, Nedumangad
  9. 9. Thevally palace, Kollam
  10. 10. Padmanabhapuram Palace - Located 55 km away from Thiruvananthapuram on the highway to Nagarcoil-Kanyakumari
  11. 11. Kanakakunnu Palace - A summer palace of the erstwhile royal family of Travancore, built in 1885
  12. 12. Kuthiramalika Palace – Built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma
  13. 13. Bolghatty Palace, Kochi - One of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland, this quaint mansion, built in 1744, by Dutch traders
  14. 14. Ruines of Eraniel palace, Kanyakumari
  15. 15. Koyikkal Palace, located at Nedumangad, 18 kilometers from Trivandrum - built for Umayamma Rani of the Venad royal family
  16. 16. Hill Palace Thripunithura, Kochi
  17. 17. Arakkal Palace, Kannur - owned by the only royal Muslim family in Kerala known as the Arakkal family
  18. 18. Pandalam Palace near Sabarimala, the permanent home for the royal family of Pandalam who are the descendants of the Pandya kings of Madurai.
  19. 19. Halcyon Palace - Built in the 1930's in the city of Travancoreby by Sri Rama Varma Valia Koil Thampuran, consort of Regent Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, used as summer resort
  20. 20. Poonjar Palace
  21. 21. Archbishop's House, Changanassery
  22. 22. Thrissur Sakthan Thampuran Palace - a unique combination of Dutch and traditional Kerala style, built by Raja Rama Varma
  23. 23. Kollengode Palace – Built by the Raja of Kollengode, Vasudeva Raja, in 1904 and gave it to his daughter
  24. 24. Kalari Kovilakam, Kollemkode near Kochi - was built on rage by Dhatri Rani
  25. 25. Chirakkal Kovilakam is located in Kodungallur, dated before AD 1800
  26. 26. Puthen Kovilakam - It was a well-known learning center. Many eminent scholars from this Kovilakam contributed toMalayalam and Sanskrit literature.
  27. 27. Nedumpuram palace - belongs to the branch of Kulashekara dynasty that ruled the principality ofUdayamangalam in Northern Kerala
  28. 28. The substantial residence of the Maharaja of Travancore at Thevalli in Quilon town – dates back 1900
  29. 29. Soma Kerala Palace - A Resort with ancient architecture style

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