A classic example of
style architecture, the Krishnapuram Palace was the residence of the erstwhile rulers of Kayamkulam. The palace is adorned with gabled roofs, narrow corridors and dormer windows - typical features of Kerala architecture. The age of the palace is unknown. A protected monument under the archaeology department, the palace gets its name from an ancient Krishna temple nearby.
The palace has been converted into an archaeological museum and the most exciting exhibit here is the Gajendra Moksham. It is the largest single band of mural painting in Kerala. Rare antique bronze sculptures and paintings are the other attractions.
The palace compound has a beautiful landscaped garden and a Buddha mandapam.
The palace is opened from 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs. Monday is a holiday.
The palace is located at Kayamkulam, 47 km south of Alappuzha. The nearest railway station is Kayamkulam, 3 km away.
National Highway 47 connecting
Kollam and Alappuzha passes nearby the palace. The palace can also be accessed from Kollam.