Poonjar Palace

poonjar-palacePoonjar palace is located in Kottayam district. It stands as a proof of the ambience of the rich past of this place. The Rajas of this palace are connected to the Travancore royal family. This palace which is around 600 years old is constructed mostly of wood. There is a museum within the palace and here there are many valuable antiques and furniture such as the palanquin, chandeliers, sculptures of dancing Shiva, rock cut lamps, droni which is a bed that is used for ayurvedic treatments, jewel boxes, etc. There is a conch which is well preserved that is taken out once in a year for performing some rituals.

Nearby to this palace lies a replica of the Madurai Meenakshi Temple. The temple walls have sculptures that depict scenes from the Puranas. The most beautiful thing is the Chuttuvilakku that are carved in stones. Tourists come here in large groups and are fascinated by the glory of the palace.

How To Reach

District Kottayam
Near Bus Station Erattupetta bus station / Pala bus station
Near Railway Station Kottayam railway station at a distance of 45 kms
Near Airport Cochin International Airport