The Poonjar Palace is a beautiful heritage site located at the Meenachil Taluk in the Kottayam district of Kerala. Stands as a testimony to the glorious regal magnificence of a bygone era, this palace is a wonderful collection of so many antiques and different furniture types. Visitors love to enjoy the beautiful chandeliers, a palanquin, jewel boxes, a unique droni (treatment bed) for Ayurvedic massages which is carved out of a single wooden piece, different types of lamps, palm leaf engravings, grain measures, sculptures of Nataraja (the dancing Shiva) and many weapons and statues at this place. The palace also houses a special conch which is taken out for ritualistic purposes once in a year. This charming heritage site is surrounded by massive walls.
There is a temple near the palace which is truly a replica of the Madurai Meenakshi Temple. The sculptures on the walls of this temple narrate the stories from the Puranas. The large Chuttuvilakku (row of lamps) near the temple also fascinates visitors. It is a rare rock-cut lamp carved out on the stone walls of the nearby Sastha Temple. Poonjar Palace is almost 30 kilometers away from Kottayam railway station. Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport which is around 76 kilometers away from Kottayam Town.