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Hill Palace of Tripunithura, Kochi (Cochin)
(3.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
A complex of 49 buildings in traditional style spanning 22 hectares (54 acres), Hill Palace of Tripunithura houses the largest archeological museum in Kerala. Built in 1865 by Maharaja of Cochin, the complex also has a heritage museum, a deer park, and a children's park. Explore the elegantly terraced, landscaped park with horseback riding facilities, gardens featuring many medicinal herbs, and even a life-size model of a T-Rex to delight the youngest visitors. Look for the Kochi royal family belongings on display, including a gold crown embedded with precious stones, coins, paintings, and even beds. The palace lies 10 km (6 mi) from Ernakulam railway station. To visit Hill Palace of Tripunithura and other attractions in Kochi (Cochin), use our Kochi (Cochin) vacation builder.
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  • Expansive place with great gardens/greenery, a museum with all the royalty displayed there, a small deer park with lots of them,real friendly animals - who come close to you near the fence..a small ca...  more »
  • Just a visit with friends, our best local place to enjoy hours with beautiful atmosphere, we enjoy all time here 
  • Journey to Hill Palace was amazing and thrilled experience for me It is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, So many things was really exploring and improving knowledge and happily visitable i...  more »
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  • This is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. Hill Palace was built in 1865 by the Maharaja Of Cochin. Beautiful Palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style, spreading across nearly in 50 acres. Popular destination for film shootings. The Hill Palace is opened to public everyday except Mondays and national /state holidays from 10am to 12.30 noon and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
  • A very good historical site and museum to visit whilst in Kochi. It's a little far out and public transportation will be rather difficult, so best to come in an auto or a private car. Entrance fees are low, and there is no differentiation between locals and foreigners. Although the entrance to the actual museum, cell phones and cameras and foot wear is not permitted and needs to be deposited in the storage area. Locked safety boxes are provided. The collection of historical items in the museum are quite good and lots of notes and description to read about the items. Outside the museum, there is a deer park and a large garden. Highly recommended.
  • Hill Palace was the abode of erstwhile Maharaja of Kochi and was coverted to a Museum in 1986. The museum complex exhibits crown and ornaments of erst while Cochin royal family, paintings, sculptures in stone and marble, weapons, inscriptions, coins etc and has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and a children’s park . The weapon gallery & horse cart gallery are really amazing.The Hill Palace Museum is opened to public everyday except Mondays and national /state holidays from 10am to 12.30 noon and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm and this is a must visit for tourists who are interested in culture and history of Kerala
  • Just that this place is in Cochin,Kerala dont just underrate it.To know how wealthy the Kings and queen were and to have insight to their Palace and the artifacts,this is is the place. Ornaments,vehicles,weapons,there day to day items,every single things that the rayal family been using.Acres of land with park,a small wild life sanctuary,in total a whole days activity.Highly recommended for history lovers
  • The visit to this place was unscheduled. Reached the place at 1 pm and had to wait for an hour as it was closed. Not so much to say but a quick visit just to see whats in there.