Padmanabha Swamy Temple:
Dedicated to Lord Vishnu , the temple is a blend of the Kerala and
Dravidian style of architecture. It is known for its mural painting
s and stone carvings.
Kuthiramalika(Puthenmalika)Palace museum: The place
was designed and builtby Maharajah Swathi Thirunal balarama Varma
, the poet king, musician, social reformer and statesman. This rare
specimen of workmanship in the traditional Travancore style has
exquisite wood carvings and displays priceless paintings and other
The Napier Museum: (Open 1000-1700hrs. Closed on
Mondays & Wednesdays forenoons) The Indo -Saracenic structure
dating back to the 19th century , boasts a "natural" air
conditioning ystem , hiuses a rare collection of archaeological
and historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments,a temple
chariot and ivory carvings. The use of plastic is banned in the
museum premises. Ph: 316275
Sree Chithra Art Gallery:( Open 1000-1700hrs.Closed
on Mondays ans Wednesdays forenoons) Located near the Napier Museum,
this art gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma ,Svetlova
and Nichoas Roerich and exquisite works from the Rajput , Mugal
and Tanjore schools of art in India. The collection also includes
paintings from china, Jaan, Tibet and Bali.
km-2 1/2hours Closed on Mondays): The seat of the erstwhile rulers
of Travancore , this splendid palace is situated at Thuckalai, on
the way to Kanyakumari. This is a well preserved wooden palace ,
a glorious testimony to the traditional Kerala school of architecture.
The Extraordinary murals, wxquisite floral carvings and the black
glossy granite floor have withstood the test of time.