Poosimalaikuappam Palace in Arni was built as a guest house by the Jagirdhar in 1860 CE. To keep up with the British, he added 4 fireplaces and chimneys even though the place is always hot. It was one of the early structures to use steel girders. CI pipes serve the dual purpose of pillars and drains. It is believed that the Jagirdhar built it for his British wife. It was used as a hunting lodge. Locals refer to it as Glass Palace. Today, it is in ruins and wears a ghostly look with graffiti on the walls by vandals.
Where else can it be other than Kerala!
Though the backwaters of Kumarakom and Alleppey are very famous, one can find an equally picturesque location in many other parts of Kerala.
This resort, Aquasserenne, is on the Paravur lake in Kollam district.
Nikon D40X, Nikkor 18-55 @ 18 mm, f/11, 1/80 ISO 100 (on tripod?) November 2011.
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Kolkata, September 2016.