Fast Facts :
Situated : Kerala, (India)
Type of Construction style : Tacchu Shashtra also known as the science of Architecture.
Major Features : Nallukettu with Paddipura.
Kerala is one of the unique state that has natural wealth in abundance. Kerala is known for the eternal beauty and is known to be Gods own country as it is so beautiful that it is said that Gods rule this land. Now about the architecture, this land was ruled by many rulers and each and every Culture has left its presence here. The architecture of this state is a unique mixture of Indian and Foreign culture. The Pacific Rim; The South East Asia has a great impact on the architectural style of Kerala. The reflection of external influences is seen in the architecture of Kerala with coconut frond construction, wood construction and gabled roofs construction. The nalukettu is a unique structure that is layed by utility structures and out houses.
The conventional houses of the keralites are constructed according to the principles of Vaastu shashtra also known as the Indian science of architecture Thatchushashtra, also called as the science of carpentry.
The most magnificent and exotic piece of architecture is the Nalukettu, known to be the ancient dwelling place of the Nair’s and Brahmin family also known as the feudal joint families (Thara Vadu). The entrance is known as the Paddipura which is a gabled entrance. The pattern of architecture is very attractive and was the main dwelling place of the feudal Kerala.
The Napier Museum and the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Arakkal palace-Kannur, The Kolathiri Palace-Chirakal, the Bogatty Palace are some of the best architecture of Kerala.