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Kuzhimalika, East Fort

Kuzhimalika, East Fort
Kuzhimalika, also known as Kuthiramalika Palace, is a historical monument located in the East Fort area of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma in the 19th century, the palace is known for its unique architecture and intricate carvings. The palace is named after the small circular holes in the ceiling which allow sunlight to enter and illuminate the interiors.

The palace is a fine example of traditional Kerala architecture with its sloping roofs, wooden pillars, and verandas. It houses a collection of rare artifacts, including paintings, musical instruments, and sculptures, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Kerala. The palace is also famous for its collection of 122 horses carved out of wood and displayed on the roof.

Kuzhi Malika is a popular tourist destination in Thiruvananthapuram and attracts visitors from all over the world. It is a must-visit place for those interested in history and architecture.

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