Thevally Palace, an extremely popular heritage building and a wonderful piece of architecture, is situated at a distance of about 25 km from Kollam. A houseboat tour through the Ashtamudi Lake will take travellers to this historic building which was once the abode of the King of Travancore.
The palace, constructed during the period of 1811 to 1819 when Gauri Parvathi Bai was ruling this region, served as a place for the Kings to conduct meetings with the British officials.
The architecture of the palace, which is a mixture of British, Dutch and Portuguese styles, attests to the erstwhile glory of the princely reign. The entire structure of the palace, made of lime plaster and laterite, delight the beholders boundlessly.
The palace has an enchanting beauty as it is located on the banks of the lake. The palace premises consist of a temple, the presiding deity of which is Lord Sastha.