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Arakkal Museum, Kannur
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  • The places provides insight into the only Muslim royal family in Kerala and early days of Malabar. The museum, a part of the royal palace, displays many original historical documents and paintings. Ea...  more »
  • The Arrakkal Museum is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, South India. The museum is actually a section of the Arakkalkettu(Arakkal Royal Palace). The du...  more »
  • It's the house of the rulers of kannur The palace is no more but only this house is preserved and it's worth having a look at this museum. It's on the main road and easy to locate. 
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  • The Museum is a small one with interesting articles of Rulers of Malabar , Cultural Heritage . Paintings are good . They could have added more space to accommodate some articles. Nevertheless , its worth a watch in Kannur.The history of the royal Muslim family is captured in representative exhibits in two floors of a small building. For a first-timer, it is informative. Entry fee is Rs.20 per head. Before the history sinks in, it is all over. You go through some modern art and you are already near the exit. 20 minutes is a fair enough time for completing the visit.The history of the royal Muslim family is captured in representative exhibits in two floors of a small building. For a first-timer, it is informative. Entry fee is Rs.20 per head. Before the history sinks in, it is all over. You go through some modern art and you are already near the exit. 20 minutes is a fair enough time for completing the visit.
  • Arakkal Museum located at a distance of 3 kms from Kunnar. The museum is built in a section of Arakkal Palace in which the Durban hull section was converted into a museum. The museum is famed for showcasing maps, records, drawings of the survey along with several other manuscripts. The museum though presently being looked after by the Government of India but still its ownership belongs to the Arakkal family and is looked after by the trust.
  • Historical remainings of arakkal dynasty Only muslim dynasty in kerala Good experience
  • no need of much hopes as it is a small two storeyed building which secures most of the weapons, cutleries and tradition of arakkal family of those times...
  • The Arrakkal Museum is a museum dedicated to the Arakkal family, the only Muslim royal family in Kerala, south India. The museum is actually a section of the Arakkalkettu (Arakkal Palace). The durbar hall section of the palace has been converted into a museum by the Government of Kerala. Arakkal family is the royal family which ruled Kannur for several centuaries. They had family relationship with Kolathiris, the rulers of the neighbouring Chirakkal kingdom. Arakkal family had trade relationship with Arabs and later with Europeans. The islands of Lakshadweep and Maldives were ruled by Arakkal family. The king of Arakkal kingdom was known as Arakkal Raja and the Queen was known as Arakkal Beevi. Although renovated by the government, the Arakkalkettu is still owned by the Arakkal Family Trust and does not fall under the control of the country's archaeology department, the Archaeological Survey of India. The government had taken a keen interest in preserving the heritage of the Arakkal Family, which had played a prominent role in the history of Malabar. A nominal entry fee is charged by the Arakkal Family Trust from visitors to the museum. Location: 3 kms from Kannur Nearest Railway Station: Kannur Nearest Bus Station: Kannur Nearest Airport: Kozhikode (120 kms).