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Padmanabhapuram Palace, an exceedingly outstanding example of South Asian wood architecture deserves a lot more attention and study on the part of archaeologists and researchers. Even after its finding place in the draft list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, the unique traditional knowledge system displayed in the wood architecture of Asia’s largest wooden palace is still to get its due. The magnificent palace, which is located in Thuckalay, in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, at the foot of Velli hills which are a part of the great Western Ghats, is a monument protected by law and under the care of Kerala Department of Archaeology. Though well preserved by Kerala authorities, it however doesn’t attract any serious research when compared to the tourism value it commands and the hor...

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