Sunday, 4 August 2013

Koyikkal palace, Nedumangad, Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Koyikkal palace, Nedumangad, Trivandrum, Kerala, India 

Koyikkal palace is situated at Nedumangad, about 18 km from Thiruvananthapuram City on the way to the Ponmudi hill station and the Courtalam waterfalls, Thiruvananthapuram district, South Kerala.
The main attractions are Palace, folklore museum and numismatics museum.
Visiting hours is  0900-  1700 hrs on all days, except Mondays.

The Koyikkal Palace, situated far of away from the city, was actually built for Umayamma Rani of the Venad Royal Family who ruled the land between 1677 and 1684. The palace is a double stroreyed traditional nalukettu with slanting gabled roofs and an inner courtyard.
Today, the palace houses a Folklore Museum and a Numismatics Museum set up by the Department of Archaeology. 

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