The kings of Travancore had played an important role in the history of Alleppey, and tourists travelling to this district can know more about them by visiting the Krishnapuram Palace located in Kayamkulam town. It was built during the 18th century by a Travancore king known as Marthanda Varma. Maintained by the Archaeological Department of Kerala in recent times, it contains various exhibits that helps visitors know more about its architecture, and rulers who occupied it in the past. The present structure was renovated by the state's Archaeological Department during 1950s according to scientific techniques used for the protection of heritage buildings.
|Krishnapuram Palace In Alappuzha|
Visitors would notice a typical Keralite architecture while exploring this palace's exteriors and interiors. Complete with gabled roofs and narrow corridors, its complex had a total land area of 56 acres. Among all the Alleppey attractions visited by tourists, this palace provides its visitors with a glimpse into Kerala's glorious past. The present structure has 16 blocks with open area in the courtyards, while its 22 rooms have ornamental wooden partitions. In recent times, the palace functions as a museum with a variety of ancient paintings, wooden artifacts, coins, stone sculptures and many other items. A 3-metre high mural painting of 'Gajendra Moksham' is the most fascinating of all exhibits.
People who visit Alleppey are always in search of a comfortable place to stay during their vacation spent in this region. Many of the tourist places in Alleppey have excellent hotels and resorts located near them. Among them is Panoramic Sea Resort, a good choice for any tourist looking out for an affordable accommodation while holidaying in this region. It has all the modern facilities designed for a pleasant stay of its guests. Multi-cuisine restaurant, conference hall, swimming pool and an Ayurvedic Massage Centre are among the amenities provided by this resort.