Kowdiar Palace in Trivandrum, Kerala, India was built in 1934 by Maharajah Sree Chithira Thirunal, on the occasion of the Pallikettu (wedding) of his only sister, Maharani Karthika Thirunal Lakshmi Bayi with Lt. Col. G. V. Raja. After the Constitutional Amendment of 1971, the properties and estates of the royal family were partitioned and divided equally among the branches of the two Travancore Queens, Sethu Lakshmi Bayi and Sethu Parvathi Bayi. This Palace belongs to the heirs of Sethu Parvathi Bayi as it was built by her son Maharajah Sree Chithira Thirunal.
Kowdiar Palace is the master piece of Kerala Architectural marvel. It is built on 100 acres of Land area on a small hilltop above 300 meters above the sea level. This location is chosen as it didn't have any obstacles in between and provide a fresh breeze of winds from the Arabian Sea from its west side.
Kowdiar Palace is a modern palace of the era, which is located on a small hillock with beautiful scenic landscape surrounding on it. The palace does have a large lovely garden with color lighting fountains. It is a unique palace in India, since no other palace have such splendid features.
Opening timings for kowdiar palace
All days of the week
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM