Located 36 kms from Trivandrum, the historic remains of the fort built by the British East India Company in the 17th century, and the adjoining cemetery are the noteworthy relics of this first major British trading station on the Malabar Coast.
Padmanabhapuram Palace (Tamil Nadu)
Located 54 kms from Trivandrum, the Padmanabhapuram Palace, was the ancient seat of the Travancore rulers. Made of elaborate woodwork, it contains relics of historical and artistic value.
Koyikkal Palace, an ancient palace dating back to the 15th century, is located 18 kms from Trivandrum on the way to Ponmudi hillstation and the Kuttalam waterfalls.
Home of the Late Maharaja Sree Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma and his family, the Kaudiar Palace is presently off limits to the public.