Kanakakunnu Palace

kanakakunnu-palaceKanakakunnu palace is a very beautiful building situated in Thiruvananthapuram district. This palace is constructed on the crest of a hill. Kanakakunnu palace is an important tourist destination and many people from all over the world visit this palace. Some cultural fests are also conducted from the large ground in front of the palace. This also makes it a tourist hot spot. It was constructed during the rule of the Travancore Maharaja Sree Moolam Thirunal. Royal banquets were held from this palace. During the rule of the Maharaja Sree Chithira Tirunal, the palace was modified and a tennis court was built in the premise. The interior of this palace is very beautifully decorated with lightings and furniture. This building is an example of the craftsmanship of the people here. It reflects the art works in a magnificent way. There is a Royal touch in every art works in this building.

There is a Nishagandhi Open air auditorium in the Palace compound. Several stage shows are conducted from here. Shows like dance festivals, food festivals etc are conducted from here. This palace is considered as a heritage monument and is protected by the tourist department.

How To Reach

District Thiruvananthapuram
Near Bus Station Thiruvananthapuram central bus station
Near Railway Station Thiruvananthapuram railway station
Near Airport Thiruvananthapuram International Airport