Housed within Malankara Building Complex, Palakkal is an art gallery at Palayam
. It is just 2 km from the Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station
and the Bus Station at Thampanoor.
The Gallery features the artwork of J R Palakkal, a professional painter-cum-sculptor. His paintings are noted for their classical touch. The influence of Italian culture is evident in his work.
An array of unique paintings and sculptures fill the gallery. Lady with the Lamp,
Mahabali, Aadi Shankara and Goddess
Saraswati are among his popular paintings. The sculptures are carved out of sandal wood, rose wood and teak wood.