Location: Adjacent to Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple at East Fort in Thiruvananthapuram.
Visiting hours: (Open 0830 - 1300 hrs, 1500 - 1730 hrs. Closed on Mondays)
The palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma - the King of Travancore, who was a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman. This rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional Travancore style of architecture has exquisite wood carvings. The palace museum displays paintings and various priceless collections of the royal family and is located near the Padmanabha Swamy Temple.
Entrance fee: Adults: Rs. 10, Children: Rs. 3, Foreigners: Rs. 20, Camera permit (outside): Rs. 15, Video: Rs. 500.
Nearest railway station: Thiruvananthapuram Central, about 1 km.
Nearest airport: Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, about 6 km.