Kilimanoor palace Visiting hours and Entry – Birth place of Raja Ravi Varma
Kilimanoor palace, the place says the secret behind the great paintings
Kilimanoor palace is the popular royal palace in kerala located at kilimanoor of trivandrum district. this palace is the birth place of the great raja ravi varma, who was a great painter and his paintings got world attention. such a good artisan born and lived in kerala, he lived in a royal family of trvancore, raja ravi varma contribute many type of paintings explored to the world. he follows some European techniques to fuse with traditional indian culture. he was born in kilimanoor. he was born on 1848 by the son of ravi varma and umayamma bayi thamburatty in kilimanoor palace. raja ravi varma was close relate to the family of travancore.
kilimanoor palace is sprawling an area about 15 acres built by following a pure kerala style architecture with nalukettu, ponds, groves etc. some of the major works of the great painter includes nair women, village belle, lady lost in thought, sakundala, romancing couple etc. and he also establish the stories relate to the ancient epic of india on his canvass. at the kilimanoor palace the main entrance leads to a studio, it was the place he used to draw the paintings and this studios are silently says the how the great painter contribute such wonderful works to the world.
The famous puthen malika and pazhaya malika palaces are lies at the same compound of kilimanoor.
Kilimanoor palace is an old building which is more than 300 year old. kilimanoor literally means the land of deer and birds. throughout the year is best to visit kilimanoor palace. it open for the visitors daily from 11.30 am to 5.00 pm. trivandrum is the nearest city and headquarters of the state having bus station, railway station and the airport. which is about 42 km away from the destination.