Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Cape Comorin, Tamil Nadu, India

Jun 15, 2005 - Trivandrum - Kanyakumari (day trip)

On our way down to Kanyakumari, we stopped off at Padmanabhapuram Palace. It is a palace made of teak and granite. Its oldest section was constructed circa 1550. Detailed carvings of dragons and flowers lined the ceilings and cross beams. The architecture was a blend of Chinese and Keralan styles. For instance, the dragons (Chinese) had peacock tails for the Keralan touch. The wooden window screens also exhibited the Chinese style. The wooden floors were finished with a natural polish -crushed shells, coconuts, egg white, and the juices of...

Jump to full entry


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com