The Kanakakkunnu Palace is one of the most magnificent palaces with elaborate carvings and design. The palace is an illustration of the rich cultural heritage of Kerala during the days of kings and queens.
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The Kanakakkunnu Palace is raised during the reign of the King of Tracancore. It was built to serve the purpose of carrying extravagant feasts, rituals and other royal ceremonies. The luxuriant craftsmanship of the palace suits the purpose of its construction; and it still preserves its grandeur.
Next to this palace, stands the Napier Museum. Now the milieu of the Kanakakkunnu Palace is used to conduct cultural programmes to showcase the rich heritage of Thiruvananthapuram.