Hill Palace of Tripunithura, Kochi (Cochin)

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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. Make Hill Palace of Tripunithura a centerpiece of your Kochi (Cochin) vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning app .
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  • An interesting place full of history. The grounds are also lovely to wander around. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • Amazing historic place near tripunithura..wonderful experience with friends..Actully its a administrative office of Maharaja, cochi now department of archeology took over the palace and transformed in...  more »
  • The museum staff has entirely missed an opportunity to provide a learning environment. The entire epigraphy gallery, for example, has not a single label, and the painting gallery – really just portrai...  more »
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  • If you are a big fan of the history of Kerala, this is a must place that you must visit. The magnificent palace is the wow factor here. Most of the palace is maintained in good shape. There are various ancient stuffs kept in the museum here which tells the story of past. All the materials are labelled with the exact details associated with it. There is a jewel museum which exhibits the ornaments and the king's crown with precious gems are also displayed here Apart from the palace there is a mini zoo here and a park for children.
  • It's a historical place. Those who are interested to see historical important places, then this would be a good choice. It does have a parking area kids playing area refreshment counter and lawns to sit the museum has lot of things to watch. Lot of deers are also there in Hill Palace Museum. Kids will enjoy the place. Monday is a holiday for the Hill Palace Museum.
  • Last day I visited with my friends before that I got the opportunity to visit first this museum at the age of 12 with my parents. I can still recall my memories of the place with ancient collections which depicts the rich heritage of our country of this region.The museum is so well organised from inside that you will smoothly pass through all the galleries by exploring all the unique collection.In fact, in some of the galleries, you will find the dummy structure to present the ancient living culture and traditions to make visitors understand the real concept. Language could be a barrier to understand the writings.The entire museum and collection is the presentation of its ancient saga in the field of art, trade, and life style of the people of those periods. There are more than 100 unique collections which is worth to explore which includes, fabric work presentation, old utensils, metallic antique pieces, etc.It is a hot spot for tourists whose visits are regular. It is also a good place to visit with friends, family or as for outing purpose.
  • An archaeological museum. The King of Cochin had his administrative and residential area here. Popular for International tourists. The visit takes us into a world of surprise where we will truly get astonished by the set up the ancients kings had. Pls be aware that serious security checks are implemented for protection of the museum. You can see a deer park and also spaces to sit and relax after a long walk through the museum.
  • A must visit place for archeology, history and monument lovers... make sure to finish your activities before 5 pm. The museum staffs were very polite and informative about the museum and history.. sandals and your belongings are not allowed inside.. cloak room are provided by the museum staffs...they were quick and calm in their behaviour

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