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Kowdiar Palace Trivandrum

Kowdiar Palace
Kowdiar Palace is one of the beautiful and grandest palaces in Kerala. Kowdiar Palace located in Thiruvananthapuram was built during the reign of Sree Moolam Thirunal in 1915 and was presented to Sethu Parvati Bayi, who once was the Junior Rani of Attingal under the Senior Rani, Sethu Lekshmi Bayi. It is also the official home of the Travancore Royal Family. The majestic Kowdiar Palace owes it's distinct name in history to the rulers of Travancore who were great patrons of art and architecture.

It is the perfect example of Kerala style architecture. Situated in the heart of Trivandrum, this palace has over 150 rooms, 3 stories, wooden lift, and 6 steeples. The Kowdiar palace is restricted for tourists. Kowdiar Palace is the personal residence of the members of the Travancore family. Their family get togethers are conducted here. Public are not allowed here. We can see the beauty of this Royal palace from the gate.

Its architectural works are famous. Many belonging to Travancore family are exhibited here. It will give us a visual treat. But entry to this famous palace is restricted. Raj Bhavan, Kanakakkunnu Palace, Napier museum are the main attractions near to it.

Kowdiar Palace

This palace has great historical importance. It also has a fine place in the Kerala history. Kowdiar Palace was the home of Travancore Maharajas. The last Raja Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma is buried in the beautiful garden of this palace. So never ever miss this palace whenever you visit Trivandrum. It's only 14 kms from Thiruvananthapuram International airport and only 6 kms from Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station. So it is easy to reach Kowdiar Palace.

Just a glance of this palace will be a great attraction to the tourists. So enjoy the beauty of Kowdiar palace at the gateway of the palace. No doubt, it's really a visual treat for us.

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