With mesmerising architecture that includes walls featuring sculptures with warfare stories from the Puranas, the Poonjar Palace, located in Meenachil taluk, is one of the most interesting heritage sites in the area. It houses an extraordinary collection of antiques and furniture that includes a palanquin, a droni (wooden table) carved out of a single piece of wood and used for Ayurvedic massages, huge chandeliers, palm leaf engravings, jewel boxes, a variety of lamps, sculptures of Nataraja (dancing Lord Shiva), statues and weapons. The palace also houses a unique and well-preserved couch that is taken out every year during festivals and rituals. Another special feature of the palace is the chuttuvilakku (row of lamps) carved out on the stonewalls of the Sastha Temple nearby. Such rock-cut lamps are rare in India.

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