10 Heritage Palaces of South India
Every Part of india has it’s own uniqueness and specialty . One life is not sufficient to know india completely . If you ask the most of Indians , where they can find the palaces in india than mostly answer will be north India . But one should know south india also have it’s own collection rich heritage palaces , which can mesmerizes any one .
So let me introduce you to the 10 Heritage palaces of India where you can head next for your’s heritage travel
Shakthan Thampuran Palace
The Shakthan Thampuran Palace is a famous historical building of the erstwhile Maharaja of Cochin, King Rama Varma Shakthan Thampuran, who is also the founder of Thrissur town. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thrissur, visited by thousands of tourists every year .The main structure of the Sakthan Thampuran Palace has a two-storeyed building and a traditional Kerala style Nālukettu
Faluknama Palace earlier belonged to paigarh family and later owner to Nizam of hyderabad . it took nine years to complete the palace , The Palace is was made completely italian marble with stainless glass windows
Bangalore palace it’s built by Rev J Garett a college principal not by any royal family . For stay in bangalore later this palace was purchased by Maharaja Chamarajendra Wadiyar . The Palace taken almost 04 years to complete it’s construction
A Padmanabhapuram palace whic is also known as kalkulam palace belonged the travancore era .The palace was constructed around 1601 AD by Iravi Varma Kulasekhara Perumal who ruled Venad . The palace has it’s own uniqueness like below
01) A secret passage, now blocked, through which the king, his immediate family members, and their entourage could escape to another palace, located several kilometers away in the event of any emergency. Name of this palace is Charottu kottaram
02) The Clock tower in Palace which complex has 300 year old clock , which still keeps the time
03) Palace is located in Tamilnadu but administrated by kerala government
Chowmahalla Palace the official residence of Nizams of hyderabad .The place is named chowmahalla, which means four palaces . The Palace construction which was started by salabat jung and completed by Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V .The palace is unique for its style and elegance. Building of the palace began in the late 18th century and over the decades a synthesis of many architectural styles and influences emerged. The palace consists of two courtyards as well as he grand Khilwat (the Dharbar Hall), fountains and gardens.
Bulgatty Palace built by dutch traders in india on 1744 on Bulgatty Island . Its One of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland . After the india independence the palace converted into heritage hotel resort . A Palace whic having it’s own 09-hole golf course , swimming pool etc
A Jagmohan palace was onctructed by Krishnaraj Wodeyar III , as alternative retrieve for royal family . This palace initially used by wodeyar family when mysore palace was renovating . The Jagmohan Palace was now converted into art museum
Tanjavur Royal Palace
A tanjavur palace which was originally construed Tanjavur nayakas and after the fall of tanjavur nayaks it’s became the official residence of tanjavur maratahs . Currently the place is under bhonsle family .When most of the Thanjavur Maratha kingdom was annexed by the British Empire in 1799, the Thanjavur Marathas continued to hold sway over the palace and the surrounding fort. The Bhonsle family continued to hold on to the palace even after the last king Shivaji II.
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
A Palace which is built by Thrirumalai nayak a ruler of Madurai dynasty during 17th century . The Palace is is classic fusion combination with Dravidian and rajput architecture . Thrimalai Nayak was one of the notable kings of his time . The Thirumalai Nayak palace is also considered as one of the wonders of south india . After the independence the palace is declared as national heritage and currently it’s governed by Tamilnadu govt
last but not least The Mysuru Palace is an official residence of Wodeyars , Kings of mysore . A Palace which is located in chamundi hills of Mysore . Mysore palace is one of the major tourist attraction after the Taj Mahal . The Palace was built in Indo-Saracenic, with blends of the Hindu, Mughal, Rajput, and Gothic styles after the demolish of old wooden palace on dushera festival 1896