A palace telling the stories of the wars that it has witnessed from the past 273 years, is the Sivaganga palace, one of the famous heritage sites of Tamilnadu. From being the ruling seat of the mighty Marava Kings to being the abode of Queens namely Rani Velu Nachiyar, Rani Vellachi Nachiyar, Rani Kaathama Nachiyar. The palace that once existed in the Sivaganga district, melted away with time and a new palace named Gowri Vilasam was built at the same place. This heritage attraction built in the 19th Century by Padamathur Gowri Vallabha Thevar gave a new reason to history lovers from across the globe to plan a vacation in Tamilnadu. And the architectural style adopted for this Palace cannot go without a mention as it is a blend of the royal Rajputana intricacy and some essentials of Thirumalai Nayak’s period. With the death of the sculptor of this popular attraction, his brother, Oyya took over the palace and ruled it by false means. One can spot the Sri Raja Rajeshwari Temple dipped in the worship of Raja Rajeshwari. It is also said that the famous poet Papanasam Sivan has also devoted his verses in revering the deity.
Best Time to Visit
Gear up history lovers as the best time to visit Sivaganga Palace is in the post monsoon months of November to March where the weather stays pleasant so that you could have most of your holiday.
96, State Highway 33, Aranmanai Vaasal, Sivaganga, Tamil Nadu 630561