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Krishnapuram Palace

Located 47km south of Alleppey, the Krishnapuram Palace was built in the 18th century during the rule of Marthanda Varma, the King of Travancore, The double storied building was built using the traditional architectural styles of Kerala. The palace functions as a archaeological museum today and is known its “Gajendra Moksham” mural (meaning “Redemption of the elephant”, which is considered to be one of the largest mural paintings in Kerala.

The Krishnapuram Palace was built during the reign of Marthanda Varma, a Travancore king. This 18th century building was built with two-stories and was created with the traditional Kerala architectural features which include gabled roofs, dormer windows and narrow corridors. This particular palace is especially famous for its mural paintings as well as its architecture. One of the biggest mural paintings in all of Kerala is located here. This mural is called Gajendra Moksham, which when translated means The redemption of the elephant. A museum of antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes is also found there at the palace.