The Attingal Palace had an important role in the history of
. It played a significant role in the growth of the Tranvancore Dynasty.
The Attingal Palace gained prominence in the 14th century when Udaya Marthanda Varma ascended the throne of Travancore. He adopted two princesses from the royal family of the Kolathiris of North Malabar. A palace for each one of them was built by the king at Attingal and Kunnummel.
The palace witnessed the first ever united rebellion against the British. The first uprising took place on April 15, 1721. A British contingent comprising 140 men were killed. It triggered off a series of insurrections.
The walls of the palace are adorned with some of the most beautiful murals. The main edifice of the palace is now under the control of the Devaswom Board.