DIAMONDS ARE FOR EVER -- ALAS PALACES ARE NOT


TRAVANCORE PALACE IN KANYAKUMARI


The state of Travancore was a treasure house of palaces that includes the palaces at Kadinamkulam,

Ulloor, Thiruvallam, Kazhakkoottam, Vellayambalam,(CONVERTED TO KELTRON )
Thrippappur and Sethalmond. (POOJAPPURA -CONVERTED TO CHITRA MEDICAL CENTRE)

Many of these are now ruined and the other few are still craving for the sympathy of people.



The Ananthavilasom Palace constructed by Visakham Thirunal Maharaja and Krishna vilasam and Lekshmi vilasam constructed by Sree Moolam Thirunal Maharaja are other important palaces in the Fort Complex.

The Vadakke Kottaram in the fort area was built during the reign of Aayillyam Thirunal Maharaja reusing the materials of Vijayapuram palace of Thiruvalla. it is currently being used as Govt. Office . The royal family used the Sankumukham palace built in 1880 by Visakham Thirunal Maharaja as an evening retreat centre.

Eraniel Palace at Marthandom (near Padmanabhapuram) adjoining the state of Kerala, which has witnessed many a decisive change in the history of Travancore, is dying.
Some of these palaces do not exist in their complete form today.
Yet any concerted effort is not proposed either from the prophets of Heritage or from the Architectural guilds of the state to document and collect historic evidence and positively channelise the developmental activities in and around these historic edifices before the remaining ones also are ruined or deformed.
There are about thirty palaces in Thiruvananthapuram which were constructed after the 18th century.

Most of the palaces constructed before the 18th century have now disappeared. The existing Palaces are Attingal Palace, Mamom Palace, Kilimanoor Palace, Nedumangad Palace, Mudavanmukal Palace (2), Vellayani Palace, Poojappura Palace, Pothenkode Palace, Kanakakkunnu Palace, Vellayambalam Palace, Bell Heavan Palace, Sankumukham Palace (2), Kawadiar Palace, Kovalam Palace and ten palaces inside
the East Fort — Sreepadam Palace, Krishnavilasam Palace, Ananthavilasam Palace, Valiya Kottaram etc.

SAD ,REALLY SAD, FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF INDIA WILL BLAME

THOSE OF US NOW LIVING;
FOR DESTRUCTION OF ALL THESE PALACES ,FORTS ,TEMPLES