This palace is 47km from Kottayam and 18km from Palai. In this palace there is a huge collection of royal antiques and exquisite furniture which includes palanquins, chandeliers, jewel boxes, palm leaf engravings, statues and weapons. A unique conch preserved here is taken out once a year for ritualistic purposes. Near the palace is an amazing replica of the Madurai Meenakshi Temple. The walls of this temple bear sculptures which narrate stories from the Puranas ,the legends of ancient India
There is a temple near the palace is an amazing replica of the Madurai Meenakshi Temple. The walls of this temple bear sculptures which narrate stories from the Puranas ,the legends of ancient India. The large Chuttuvilakku (row of lamps) near the temple also fascinates visitors.
The Poonjar palace is about 600 years old, it is built in the traditional architectural styles of ancient Chera & Pandya Kingdoms is a privileged historic destination. Wood being the most used construction component, due to the availability of woods in the eastern side of Kottayam and Idukki districts. Other components were used granite, laterite tiles and clay tiles. The ancient architectural styles of Kerala can be seen here.The floors and interior parts are in their design and outlook. There is also a temple inside the palace built according to the Vastu shastra. Furnitures are made of teak, sandal wood and rose wood. These uniqueness of Poonjar palace attracts lots of visitors to here. A museum is also housed inside the palace which preserves many rock cut lamps, sculptures and antiques. The Kerala state department of archaeology keeps the palace as a heritage site and a historic monument.
HO : KOTTAYAM-KADUTHURUTHY
BR : KOTTAYAM- CEMENT JUNCTION
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