POONJAR PALACE

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The Poonjar Palace in Meenachil taluk is a glorious testimony to the regal opulence of a bygone era. With the palace walls, is an extra ordinary royal collection of antiques and exquisite furniture which include a palanquin, a thoni carved out of a single piece of wood for ayurvedic massages, huge chandeliers, palm leaf engravings, jewel boxes, a variety of lamps, sculptures of Nataraja (dancing Lord Siva ), grain measures, statues and weapons. A unique couch preserved here is taken out once a year for ritualistic purposes. Near the palace is an amazing replica of the Madurai Meenakshi Temple. The walls of this temple have sculptures with war fare stories from the Puranas (the legends of ancient India ). However the most fascinating thing here is the Chuttuvilakku (row of lamps) carved out on the stonewalls of the Sastha Temple nearby. Such rocks cut lamps are rare in India.

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    Poonjar Palace
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    Poonjar Palace
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    Poonjar Palace

How to Reach :

By Air

Nearest airport is Kochi Airport. Nedumbassery, Kochi (92 Km) Thiruvanathapuram (169 Km)

By Train

Railway Station Kottayam (43 Km) (Enquiry : 0481-2563535, 2567360, 2567491)

By Road

KSRTC, Kottayam (45 Km) (Enquiry: 0481 2562908)

Stay

For assistance contact District Tourism Promotion Council, Phone: +91-481-2560479, Email : info[at]dtpckottayam[dot]com