Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram Palace is located at a distance of 47 kilometers from Alappuzha. It is one of the important Alappuzha Tourist Spots. Krishnapuram Palace of Alappuzha is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on all days except Mondays. The palace is about 39 kilometers away from Kollam. The nearest railway station is Kollam Railway station and the nearest airports are Thiruvananthapuram International Airport at about 103 kilometers and Cochin International Airport at about 132 kilometers.

The three-storied Krishnapuram Palace in Alappuzha is built in Kerala style of architecture. It has got gabled roofs, dormer windows and narrow corridors. This palace has been the residence of the rulers of the Kayakulam kingdom. Due to its historical value as well as importance for tourism, the Krishnapuram Palace is now turned to an archaeological museum with a fascinating 49 square meter Gajendra Moksham, which is the largest single band of mural painting so far discovered in Kerala. The palace has been renovated in the 18th century and is now under the archaeology department.

This 18th century Krishnapuram Palace was built during the reign of Marthanda Varma, who was a Travancore Monarch. The compound has beautiful gardens with lush greenery all around the palace.

Last Updated on 05 May 2011