How to reach Padmanabhapuram palace
There are KTDC and few private run one day tour operators which cover Padmanabhapuram palace andall major attractions from Kanyakumari at very affordable price.
By Air - Nearest airport to Padmanabhapuram palace is the Trivandrum International Airport, located at 60 kms from the city. You can easily get state run bus as well as Taxi from Airport to palace.
By Train - Nagercoil (15km) is the nearest railway station. Kanyakumari (34 Km) is also a option to reach via train.
By Road - The palace is around 34 Km from Kanyakumari and 60 Km from Thiruvananthapuram.Both government and private run buses operates on regular interval, taxis and self drives cars are also available from Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram. Road conditions are good and lots of restaurants and hotels are available on the way.
Distance from major cities
Kanyakumari 34 Km
Thiruvananthapuram 60 Km
Madurai 254 Km
Rameswaram 319 Km
Bangalore 673 Km
Chennai 717 Km
Best Time to Go
You can visit palace around the year.
During Monsoon you will be fortunate to see the majestic Veli Hills on full bloom as the palace is located at the foot of the Veli Hills. The surrounding are green and fresh.
Summer will be hot but the interiors of palace stays cool thats the way they are designed. So you won't face much problem if you are visiting Padmanabhapuram palace but the other places around the palace will be little difficult to explore.
Winter are perfect to explore the area in and around Padmanabhapuram palace.
Entry Timing : 9AM-4:30PM (closed on Monday)
1. I will recommend to take KTDC one day tour which cover Padmanabhapuram palace andfew more major attractions from Kanyakumari at very affordable price for budget travelers.
2. Have proper breakfast before visiting Padmanabhapuram palace because the palace is huge and you need to walk a lot, there is no option for food inside the palace.
We took around 3 hours to explore everything inside the property.
3. I found this yellow colored coconuts which I have not seen at other popular tourist places near beaches, the venders claimed that this coconuts water is tastier then normal one and sold it at very high price. But as it was unique to me so tried and yes they tasted good.
Top Nearby places to see
The southern most tip of mainland India is a charming city which offers very unique experiences. Kanyakumari is the place where you can witness Arabian sea and bay of bengal merging into Indian ocean and a beautiful sunrise above it. For more information check KANYAKUMARI: COMPLETE GUIDE FOR EXPLORING THE CITY WHERE TWO SEAS MEET AN OCEAN
Poovar is a hidden paradise. A boat ride through Mangroves will leave you spellbind and pristine golden beach is bewitching. There is a floating restaurant which adds another remarkable thing to do.
Other popular places are kovalum,Varakal,Thiruvananthapuram,ponmundi and sri subramanya swamy temple Tiruchendur.
This post was originally published on Do Ghummakad.