|The Poonjar Palace is situated around 45 kilometers away from Kottayam. There is an extraordinary royal collection of antiques and exquisite furniture, palm engravings, jewel boxes, different varieties lamps, huge chandeliers, sculptures of Nataraja, statues and weapons within the Poonjar palace walls. There is also an amazing replica of the Madurai Meenakshi Temple near the Poonjar palace. The most fascinating thing in the Poonjar Palace is the Chuttuvilakku. It is the row of lamps carved out on stone walls of the Sastha Temple near to the Poonjar Palace.