It is beautiful to see the sheer amount of wood and the play of light in this palace , built near Kanyakumari by the Venad kings. The Venad kings started their reign over Travancore from this region before moving base . The ancient palace ringed in by the Western Ghats stands as the testimony to the origins of the dynasty. It is believed that the ruler Marthanda Varma dedicated his kingdom to his family deity Padmanabha and Padmanabhapuram lost its significance when the capital was eventually shifted from here to Trivandrum in the 18th century .
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