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The Palace Of Padmanabhapuram

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Padmanabhapuram Palace is located in the eponymous fortified Fort, and is a complex of different buildings. The granite fortress, the length of which in total is about 4 kilometers, is located in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, on the border with Kerala, and lies at the foot of the Veli hills, which are part of the Western Ghats. It is also near the river valley.

The Palace was built in 1601 by Iravi Varma orders of Kulasekhara Perumal, the ruler of the Principality of Travancore, and until 1790, was a residence for him and his receivers. Also in 1750, Padmanabhapuram was rebuilt and acquired its today appearance.

The Palace complex consists of several buildings, namely: meeting room - Montreal; parent hall - the Thai Kottaram - so named because it is the first building of the complex, it is believed that it was founded in 1550; the art hall - Matakala; These Kottaram - South Palace; and the Central four-storey building of Upperco Maliga.

The most beautiful part of the Palace is Montreal. Inside the hall is always cool and fresh through the Windows, decorated with colored mica, which gives it a very mysterious look. Also Mantrasolo decorated with wrought-iron lattice fine work. Special attention when you visit this space should be given to the floor - she used different materials, even a burnt coconut shells and eggs.

Another attraction of Padmanabhapuram is a tower with three hundred year old clock which still tells the correct time. Earlier also it was possible to walk through the secret move that led to the Palace Carotte Kottaram, located a few kilometers from Padmanabhapuram, and with the help of which the family of the ruler at any time could have eloped. But today it is closed.

In General, the Palace is a masterpiece of architectural art, in addition, it contains a large collection of interesting things, such as weapons that were actually used in combat, and vases, jugs, donated by the rulers of Travancore Chinese merchants.