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Take a tour of the magnificent Poonjar Palace located in Kottayam, Kerala.

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Poonjar Palace

Location: Kottayam district, Kerala
Main Attraction: Royal collection of antiques, lamps, sculptures, etc.

Poonjar Palace KottayamLocated in the Kottayam, Poonjar Palace is a scintillating evidence of the magnificent and royal collection of the rich past of this place. The palace has an amazing collection of royal antiques like palanquin, weapons of warfare, grand chandeliers, jewel boxes and beautiful sculptures of Nataraja (dancing pose of Lord Shiva). In Kottayam, Poonjar Palace is a popular haunt among tourists and the palace never fails to fascinate people.

The walls of this temple are beautifully decorated with sculptures and carvings that depict scenes from the ancient Puranas. A stunning replica of the famous Madurai Meenakshi temple is built right next to this palace and worth a visit. The most amazing sculpture over here is the Chuttuvilakku or rock cut lamps that stand majestically in a row. This is a rare sight in India and is worth a watch. The palace also has a conch that is taken out once in a year for traditional rituals. It is truly a magnificent place to visit and will give you an idea of the glorious past of Kottayam.

How to Reach Poonjar Palace Kottayam

By Air
The nearest airport is the Cochin International Airport, located at a distance of around 80 kilometers.

By Rail
The Kottayam railway station is at a distance of 30 kilometers from the palace.

By Road
Kottayam is well connected to Kerala by a wide network of roads and can be easily reached from anywhere in Kerala.

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