Exploring Kilimanoor Palace Kilimanoor Kerala

27 April 2024

History of Kilimanoor Palace

The history of Kilimanoor Palace dates back to the 18th century when it served as the residence of the illustrious rulers of the Kilimanoor princely state. Raja Ravi Varma was born here.

Art at Kilimanoor Palace

In addition to Raja Ravi Varma's masterpieces, Kilimanoor Palace is home to a diverse collection of artworks spanning various genres and styles, from traditional Kerala murals to contemporary sculptures

Architectural Splendor of Kilimanoor Palace

Kilimanoor Palace is a harmonious blend of traditional Kerala and colonial architectural styles, featuring intricately carved wooden pillars, ornate doorways, and sprawling courtyards.

The palace's distinctive sloping roofs, known as ‘nalukettu’, are a hallmark of traditional Kerala architecture. Enclosed within the 300-year-old palace are several small shrines or ‘kavus.

The main entrance is a stone archway that opens to an enormous courtyard. As soon as one enters through the main entrance, they are presented with Varma’s studio.