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The Maharajah of Travancore built this magnificent wooden palace in the 16th century. The palace is known as the Padmanabhapuram palace. It was the power center of the Kings of Travancore until 1790, when the capital was transferred to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).



about the place, Thuckalay:

Thuckalay is a town in Tamil Nadu which was once the capital of the historic Indian state Travancore. Although having lost its status as capital, Thuckalay remains a major city in the region.

The Padmanabhapuram Palace built in the 18th century is remarkable and is an example of the architectural style of Travancore.


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