Nalknad Palace: A True Taste Of Indian Heritage!

The first point of interest in the city of Coorg was the Nalknad Palace. I, along with my friends, headed towards this famous place in Coorg. Asking the driver the whereabouts of the palace, he pointed out towards a wall on the left. We all had been expecting a huge palace with all the royal structures and decorations, but this seemed to be quite a simple place situated in a dense forest.

While entering, we found that this palace is situated on the highest peak in Kodagu.  It was the home of the last King of Coorg, named ChickaVirarajendra before he surrendered to the British forces. Looking from outside, we could just see a simple structure built with two floors, resembling any other house in the area. But upon entering, we saw the royalty of the structure. The pillars of the palace had figures of snakes carved on it. In some religions, this caricature is said to protect the place from evil forces.

Moving inside the palace, we entered the rooms of the king and the queen covered by murals that even today grab your attention. One painting of interest was the one depicting the return of the king after defeating Tipu Sultan.

Nalknad Palace Coorg

Nalknad Palace Coorg | Image Resource : coorg-homestay.com


However, the murals present in the queen’s room were different from that of the king. The way they were carved out and the attention to every detail was totally amazing. There were paintings of women dressed in typical Indian style with the Pallu over their head.

We were astonished to find that these murals were recovered after a very long time, and there still are a number of walls left where paintings and murals need to be restored.

Some part of the walls even had most recent paintings as this place is often used for movie shootings.


It is a pity we do not value such a heritage and do not take efforts in preserving the same. However, this place turned out to be an exciting and learning experience for us. These walls have a story to tell, and each painting depicts an episode in the life of kings and queens of that era.

Nalknad Palace Interior View

Nalknad Palace Interior View | Image Resource : coorgexperiences.orangecounty.in

Write a comment

Comments: 0

Blog Visits

Blog Visits
Follow Priti Singh on Quora
web analytics

About Author.

Sasrikal to all, Hi folks this is Priti Singh a typical Punjabi by heart and Delhite by lifestyle. By Profession, I am a Corporate Trainer, I love being with people and helping them succeed. At my free time and weekends, I hang out with friends watch movies, do shopping – just crazy about it, have lavish dinners and the crazy street foods at times. I also enjoy traveling, my dream is to travel whole world, and capture the beauty in my Camera. Mood swings are most dominant part in my life – Sometimes you will find me a girl next door and another moment a girl outdoor! Here I share with you all my masti and experience of visits, photography, food, shopping, style and much more. Chalo phir sade Naal Sair te.

Follow me on Twitter

Connect me on Facebook

Protected by Copyscape Online Infringement Detector
Visit blogadda.com to discover Indian blogs