Padmanabhapuram Palace Complex
The largest wooden palace in Asia, the Padmanabhapuram palace is a 16th century architectural marvel situated close to the town of Thuckalay in Kanyakumari district, State of Tamil Nadu, India. The palace complex was once the residence of the rulers of Travancore - the erstwhile princely state n Kerala, which comprised the southern regions of Kerala and some parts of Tamil Nadu.
Noted for intricate rosewood carvings and sculptured décor, the Padmanabhapuram palace is now a major tourist attraction with fourteen complex structures spread over an area of about six acres. Though situated in the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, the palace complex is administered by the Government of Kerala.