Saturday, June 5, 2010

Nagercoil Palace - 5

View of the Guest House ( now an Office) as seen from the near by Road

Entrance to this Guest house covered by thorns

Majestic view of the Centuries oldGuest house (now Office) of the Nagercoil Palace

As Several Offices of Tamil Nadu Govt have been functioning from
Nagercoil palace, visit to this Palace is limited to the outer area.

With inputs from
Historian Benny Sir
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Friday, June 4, 2010

Nagercoil Palace - 4

Rooms in the Nagercoil Palace which now functions as Nagercoil RDO Office

Windows in the traditional travancore style

Side Entrance to the Guest house situated beside here
Centuries old buildings still withstanding the vagaries of nature
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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nagerocil Palace - 3

Different Rooms in the Nagercoil Palace

Partial aerial view of the Long corridor connecting two rooms

Long Corridor paved with the wood at the top

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nagercoil Palace - 2

View of the Palace from the Left side

Front Portico

Aesthetic Look of the Palace

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nagercoil Palace - 1

Name : Nagercoil Palace, Kanyakumari District

Place : Nagercoil

Nagercoil Palace which now functions as the office of the
Revenue Divisional Officer is situated inside the Collectorate
campus of Kanyakumari District at Nagercoil.

Constructed around the 17 th century, this palace still
remains as the seat of power witnessing many historic events.

During the early 18th century a rebellion occurred in Travancore
after Maharajah Marthanda Varma succeeded to the throne from
his uncle, Rajah Rama Varma in 1729.

Rajah Rama Varma had left two sons, namely Sri Padmanabhan
Thampi and Sri Raman Thampi, known as the Kunju Thampis.

The Kunju Thampis wanted to succeed to the throne of their
father by putting an end to the matriarchal system in practice
known as Marumakkathayam.

It is widely believed that the Kunju Thampis were killed in this
Palace when they tried to kill Maharajah Marthanda Varma.

Majestic View of the Front portion of the Nagercoil Palace

Centuries old buildings still withstanding the vagaries of nature

Travancore State's Emblem - Sacred Conch carved in the wood

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