Located in the southern part of Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital of Kerala, the Puthe Maliga Palace Museum is sure to impress all its visitors. As the name suggests, a wonderful collection of royal articles are exhibited in a beautiful palace.
The Puthe Maliga Palace was the residence of the Rajas of Travancore. Apart from the collection housed within it, the palace building is itself a very admirable structure. It is the result of the hard work and perseverance of about five thousand laborers. They toiled endlessly for five years to complete the palace building. Superlative architectural skills are displayed. One of the most striking features of the Puthe Maliga Palace Museum is the exquisitely carved wooden ceiling
Exhibits of the Puthe Maliga Palace Museum include beautiful paintings and several other unique and valuable collections of the royal family of Travancore. Many of the items displayed in the museum are indicative of the flourishing spice trade between India and China and Europe.
Apart from being an architectural marvel and an excellent repository of precious regal items, the Puthe Maliga Palace Museum is also renowned for being the venue of the Classical Musical Festival that is held each year in the months of January or February. On the occasion of this musical extravaganza, a large number of established artistes from all over the country come to the Puthe Maliga Palace Museum. It is an excellent platform for them to display their skills and it is also a golden opportunity for the visitors to be witnessing their riveting performances.
The Puthe Maliga Palace Museum is quite close to the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, another major tourist attraction of Trivandrum. Make sure to visit the museum and you will surely not be disappointed. The excellent collection as well as the museum building itself will surely captivate you.