Location : Adjacent to Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple at
East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram.
Visiting hours : 8.30 - 12.30 hrs. and 15.30 - 17.30 hrs.
Closed on Mondays
Kuthiramalika which means Horse Bungalow takes
its name from the roof beams which are carved to resemble the faces
of horses. It has on display ornaments, personal effects and weapons
of the former Kings the erstwhile princely State of Travancore.
It is a true specimen of Kerala's classical architecture. The palace
with its excellent carvings and amazing architectural designs is
itself a piece of heritage. The museum housed in it has a wide range
of exhibits representing the erstwhile Travancore royal household.
This architectural delight was built during the reign of Swathi
Thirunal (1813-1834 AD). Himself a musician and composer of eminence
and a great contributor to Carnatic and Hindustani classical music
he spent much of his time in this palace composing many of his musical
pieces. He spent his last days in this rambling bungalow.
Getting there :
Nearest railway station : Thiruvananthapuram central, about 1 km.
Nearest airport : Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about