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Nalknad Palace Road

You can explore the Nalknad Palace which is just 7 km away from The Tamara. Situated at the base of Tadiandamol, the highest peak in Coorg, the Nalknad Palace was built between 1792 and 1794. It used to be a summer palace for the Kodava kings. Now its a protected beautiful monument.
Before starting your trek, take some time to explore Nalknad Palace, at Kakkabe, the base camp for Tadiandamol trek. In 17th century, this was the hunting lodge for the Kodava kings. You might not admire the intricate beauty and legacy of this place from the outside, as it looks like a typical Coorg house(Aremane). But once the door opens, you will slowly unravel the charms of this 225 years old structure. The charming wooden palace with clean lines and sloping roof reminded me of Kerala architecture - there are some old paintings(with colors that still look remarkably lively), wooden roofs, an underground secret passageway, and a grand meeting room. The palace calls for restoration.