Kuthiramalika Palace was established by the Travancore Maharajah Sri Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma . Sri Swathi Thirunal was a well known poet, musician, statesman and a social reformer. This Kuthiramalika Palace is a rare specimen of worksmanship which was built in the traditional travancore style of Architecture. The palace has been exquisitely carved on the wooden panels. At present the place is a museum which displays the paintings and other collections of the royal family over the years.
Kuthira Malika palace is located very close to the Padmanabhaswamy temple and is also known as the Puthenmalika meaning a New Mansion. The name Kuthira Malika was derived from the fact that there are 122 horses carved on the wooden wall brackets which support the southern of the roof of the palace You can get various informations about the fashion and the style of the architecture in the mid 19th century.
Swathi Thirunal Sangeetholsavam / Swathi Thirunal Music Festival is held every year during 6th to 12th January. Programs of Carnatic as well as Hindusthani Classical are held at the Kuthira malika palace every year. The beautiful Palace and the landscaped gardens have also been used in film shootings as the beauty of the palace and the ground have been maintained regularly.
Entrance Timings for the Kuthiramalika Palace are from 8.30 am - 12. 30 pm and 3 pm - 5.30 pm
Entrance Fees are Rs 5/ for adults, Rs 3/ for children, Rs 20/ for foreigners and Rs 25/ for the camera
The Palace Museum will be closed on Mondays
Tel: 0471 247 3952