This was where Marthanda Varma stayed during the time of his rule. The elaborate structure is a good example of sprawling Kerala architecture. The stone interiors are spacious and cool, there is a bed made of 64 medicinal herbs all juxtaposed by pillars with intricate wood carvings. The secret paths make up a story of a regal life and intrigues of a time when life was precious but the control of land, more so.
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