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Krishnapuram Palace

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The Krishnapuram Palace, a protected monument of the Dept of Archaeology, is situated near the Krishnaswamy Temple at Krishnapuram on the left side of the National Highway between Ochira and Kayamkulam in the District of Alapuzha.

The Palace was built during the period of Anizham Thirunal Martanda Varma (1729-1758 AD, 904-933 ME) after the annexation of Kayamkulam to the erstwhile State of Travancore The Palace is noted for its characteristic style of Kerala Architecture such as the gabled roofs, narrow corridors, dorma windows, pent roofs and so on. It also houses one of the largest single panel Mural paintings so far discovered in Kerala known as ‘Gajendra Moksha', which measures 53 sq.ft in area. An Archaeological museum is set up in the Palace in which stone and wood sculptures, bronzes, copies of Mural paintings, coins, megalithic remains, stone inscription and such historically and archaeologically important objects are preserved and protected.

The Hill Palace is situated on the top of a small hill surrounded by terraced garden with fountains, ponds and lawns. The Hill Palace is a Palace Complex. The oldest building in it is the one constructed around 1850 AD a single storeyed Ettukettu, built in the traditional style with an adjacent pond, temple and urappura. All the other buildings are a combination of traditional and western Architecture. The latest building in the complex was constructed in western style. in 1950s and this three storeyed building houses the office

 

Other details

 

Name

Krishnapuram Palace and Archaeological museum

Location

Krishnapuram near Kayamkulam

Area

2 acre, 55 cents

Distance

2 Km from Bus stand, 2 Km from Railway Station

Nearest Railway Station

Kayamkulam

Bus Station

Kayamkulam

Telephone

0479 441133

Ticket Rates 

Adults: Rs.10/-

Children: Rs.5/-

Camera: Rs.25 /-

Video: Rs250 /-

Video Film:Rs1000 /-

Feature Film:Rs1500 /-

Working days & Time

Tuesday to Sunday 9 AM to 4.30 PM

Holidays

Monday and National Holidays

Official Address:

Doccumentation Assistant ,Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram,Kayamkulam

 

 

Email:

 

Officer in charge  & Persons to contact

Doccumentation Assistant

                                                             Kayamkulam
                                                                  Mobile:

Other Staffs

L.D.Clerk,Peon,Gardner,Sweepers,Night Watcher.