One of the finest and rarest examples of a typical Keralite style of architecture, the Krishnapuram Palace is a protected monument under the archeological department. Though much about the origin and age of the Krishnapuram Palace is not known, but it was once the grand residential palace of the Kayamkulam rulers.
Location of Krishnapuram Palace
The Krishnapuram Palace is located in Kayamkulam that lies about 47 km from Alappuzha.
Information about Krishnapuram Palace
The Krishnapuram palace was restructured during the 18th century and again renovated using scientific techniques. The most interesting exhibits displayed here is the Gajendra Moksham, spread over 49 sq meters, which is the largest band of mural painting that has been discovered in Kerala. The family deity of the Kayamkulam rajas was Lord Vishnu and his mural was placed at the palace entrance so that the kings could worship him after their bath. The other attractive features of the Krishnapuram Palace are the beautiful gardens, the newly constructed Buddha Mandapam, rare antique bronze sculptures and paintings at the museum.