Lalindloch on an April Sunday

Lalindloch Palace is a heritage building located on the banks of Lake Vellayani. It was one of the summer palaces of Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi who ruled the erstwhile Travancore state during 1924-31. The name of the palace is a combination of the first names of the Maharani’s daughters, ‘Lal’ithamba and ‘Ind’ira, with the Scottish word ‘loch’ representing the Vellayani Lake. Today Lalindloch Palace houses the College of Agriculture, Vellayani.

01The palace.

02The floor outside the palace entrance.

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Stairway to the first floor.040506
Reflections.

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Not me. 🙂

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The spiral stairway.11
A lil fun with long exposure.

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A vintage wooden revolving chair.

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“Mukhappu” – a trademark of Kerala architecture. “Mukhappu” is the decorative top of the sloping portion in the front of the building. Sometimes it is also seen in the middle portion of the sides. This “mukhappu” has the Royal Tranvancore emblem (conch) sculpted in the middle.

 

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A panoramic aerial view.

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Another panoramic view.

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The abandoned bicycle.24
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Old switches.

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A well-maintained Bajaj Chetak scooter.

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And my OCD is getting triggered!

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Smoking is prohibited.

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Where we start and end our trips. 🙂

 

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