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How To Reach Krishnapuram Palace

The charming palace-turned-museum that provides a deep insight into Kerala's glorious past
Krishnapuram Palace In Alleppey

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Oachira Rd, Near Kayamkulam, Alappuzha District, Krishnapuram, Kerala, 6905...

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How To Reach Krishnapuram Palace

Famous for its the mural paintings and architecture, Krishnapuram Palace is a very popular destination for tourists visiting Alappuzha. The major attraction of the place is its mural, Gajendra Moksham - the largest single band of mural painting so far discovered in Kerala.

The following information will help you determine how to reach Krishnapuram Palace via the different modes of transport available:-

Location: Krishnapuram Palace is located at Oachira Road near Kayamkulam in the Alappuzha district of Kerala.

By Air:

The Trivandrum International Airport is located at a distance of 103 km from Krishnapuram Palace. The Cochin International Airport is at about 132 kms. One must pre-book their taxis to the destination, else they may get charged higher than the usual rates.

By Rail:

The Kayamkulam station is the closest railway station to Krishnapuram Palace. It lies merely 2 km away. Cheppad and Oachira are other railway stations in the vicinity. Kollam is the biggest railway junction in this area lying at a distance of 39 km from the palace. You can easily get taxis and autorickshaws outside all these railway stations.

By Road:

Krishnapuram Palace is easily accessible by road. By road, Kayamkulam is about 47 kms from Alappuzha town en route Kollam on the NH-47. The nearest bus station is Kayamkulam, which is 2 km away.

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What is special about the Krishnapuram Palace?

The Krishnapuram Palace is a rare specimen of the Kerala style of architecture. It houses a mural, the theme of which is mythological and depicts an elephant saluting Lord Vishnu in devotion while the other gods, goddesses, and saints look on. This mural was placed at the entrance to the palace from the pond to enable the rajas to worship the deity after their bath.

What other attractions does Krishnapuram Palace have other than the mural?

Other attractions here include the beautifully landscaped garden in the palace compound where you have a variety of flora typical of Kerala, and a newly erected Buddha mandapam, which houses a recently recovered statue of Buddha. There are other collections at the museum including rare bronze sculptures and paintings that visitors take great interest in.

Is Krishnapuram Palace open on all days of the week?

Except Monday, the palace is open to tourists all days of the week from 9 AM to 4:30 PM.