Situated close to the Napier Museum in Thiruvananthapuram, Kanakakkunnu Palace which once used by the Travancore royal family has now been transformed into a centre famous for a variety of cultural programmes. Adorned with scenic gardens, the palace is easily accessible from a 3 star hotel in Kerala. Choose the soothing ambience of Poovar Island Resort which is a Kerala resort from where you can commence your journey.
Those fortunate enough to call at the palace would be able to gaze at its stunning architecture that dates back to the period of colonial rule in the country. King Sree Moolam Thirunal masterminded the creation of the palace which was the premier venue for lavish royal banquets. The structure which was later taken under the wings of the Government of Kerala now proudly projects the Nishagandhi open-air auditorium and the Sooryakanthia auditorium which feature in the city’s cultural extravaganzas. The iconic All India Dance Festival held at the Nishagandhi open-air auditorium is one such experience you do not want to miss out on when in Kerala.
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