About Us

The Krishnapuram Palace is a palace and museum located in Kayamkulam near Alappuzha, Kerala in southwestern India.The Krishnapuram Palace is named after the Krishnaswamy Temple at Krishnapuram, a serene village that is about 2 kms south of Kayamkulam town.A palace of local chieftains that existed here was demolished and a miniature replica of Travancore Palace itself was built during the 18th century.

This palace is specially noted for its peculiar architectural style, which is a typical 'Pathinarukettu',with gabled roof, narrow corridor and dormer windows,which is converted to a museum. Artifacts, mostly from the old Kingdom of Travancore, are in display..Besides it is the miniature of Padnabhapuram Palace, the Head Quarters of Travancore.This palace is also noted for ' Gajendramoksham' depicting the redemption of the elephant god Gajendra, the largest single panel of mural painting found in Kerala. This apart you can also see many exhibits .The architectural highlights include an open courtyard, thick- framed doors, narrow corridors and stairways, dormer windows and low roofs.

The museum has several statues and artifacts, that belonged to the Kingdom of Travancore.The age of the palace is unknown.

Visiting hours: 09:30 to 16:30 hrs. Closed on Mondays and national holidays.

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Kayamkulam Junction, about 8 km.

Nearest airport: Trivandrum International Airport, about 103 km.

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