Located 47km from Alappuzha at Krishnapuram in Kayamkulam, on the way to Kollam. The palace was built in the18th century during the reign of the Travancore king Anizham Thirunal Marthanda Varma (1729-1758 AD).
An archeological museum is set up in the palace. It has a collection of antique sculptures in stone, wood and bronze, coins, copies of paintings and inscriptions.You can also see the famed Kayamkulam Vaal (sword) which was used in battles in the 18th century. The palace which was once the residence of the rulers of Kayamkulam kingdom it is now maintained by the Kerala State Department of Archaeology.. .
The mural 'Gajendramoksham' (salvation of the king of elephants) is the largest mural painting in kerala.This18th century mural is spread over 49 sq meters. It shows the sequence of an elephant saluting Lord Vishnu in devotion and celestial beings in the background..... .
Kayamkulam Vaal (sword) which was used in battles in the 18th century is displayed here. .
Timings : Open Tuesday to Sunday, 09.000.A.M to 04.30.P.M, closed on all Mondays and national holidays. Contact Address : Gallery Supervisor, Krishnapuram Palace and Archaeological Museum, Krishnapuram, Kayamkulam, P.O, Alappuzha Dist. Pin. Phone: 0479 -2441133 Museum Page 2 click for more . ... ..