Located in the Kottayam, Poonjar Palace is a scintillating evidence of the magnificent and royal collection of the rich past of this place. The palace has an amazing collection of royal antiques like palanquin, weapons of warfare, grand chandeliers, jewel boxes and beautiful sculptures of Nataraja (dancing pose of Lord Shiva). In Kottayam, Poonjar Palace is a popular haunt among tourists and the palace never fails to fascinate people. The walls of this temple are beautifully decorated with sculptures and carvings that depict scenes from the ancient Puranas. A stunning replica of the famous Madurai Meenakshi temple is built right next to this palace and worth a visit. The most amazing sculpture over here is the Chuttuvilakku or rock cut lamps that stand majestically in a row. This is a rare sight in India and is worth a watch. The palace also has a conch that is taken out once in a year for traditional rituals. It is truly a magnificent place to visit and will give you an idea of the glorious past of Kottayam.
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