The Kanakakkunnu Palace located in Thiruvananthapuram district in the state of Kerala. The Palace is the heart of Trivandrum, quite close to the Napier Museum. With its distinctive red façade, its Kerala styled roof and its extensive and well-maintained grounds it is an attractive destination; this should be a must-visit when you are in Kerala’s capital city.
The palace, built during the reign of King Sree Mulam Tirunal (1885-1924), was a rendezvous for royal banquets. Later, Swati Tirunal renovated the palace and constructed a tennis court on its premises.
The palace' location on the top of a small hill with green meadows surrounding it from all sides, is highly alluring that any tourists who visit this simply fall in love with the Nature-friendly atmosphere. Yoga enthusiasts and members of laughing clubs, walkers’ clubs and meditation groups make it their meeting point, besides college students, senior citizens and nature lovers. Over the years, the palace has transformed into a venue of choice for holding government-sponsored and other cultural programmes such as fairs and exhibitions. The palace was originally used as the guest house by the Travancore kings. Kanakakunnu Palace now belongs to the Kerala State Government