Hill Palace of Tripunithura, Kochi (Cochin)

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#3 of 10 in Museums in Kochi (Cochin)
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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  • August 18, 2017
    The place is very royal and nice that too in the middle of the city. Very charming and ancient look .............  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    I like hillpalace museum very much......I enjoyed a lot with my girlfriend..... Awesome stay...... I love this place so much  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    It's the best place to hang out when you are at thripunithura. ..becoz it's the only place with such a calmness in the town.palace is a must visit one for feeling the ancient royalty of kochi rajakudu...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    Entry fee is Rs.30. Definitely worth more than that. Big. Not really a hill, tiny but gives that feel. Park in the front is good. No photography allowed inside museum. At the exit of the museum there is a walking track which has interesting stone dinosaurs.
  • July 4, 2017
    It was a real treat to know how prosperous and luxurious our kings were. At times it's quite unbelievable when we compare the splendid architecture with its age
  • June 16, 2017
    Good place for a day out.. Fresh air and lot of area to walk and relax. One of the Very nice view is the deers over there and then the architecture and royal look of the Palace, garden etc. No good facility for food or water inside. Royal belongings or weapons are just one 2 pices each. Small play area is there but not maintained well.
  • June 22, 2017
    One of the famous and beautiful palace with museum during the AD 1800 period. Beautifully maintained garden and old articles are the specialty.
  • May 19, 2017
    Crown Jewels should be shown on more days of the week. Should have more guides, more enthusiasm shown by the personnel. Can however see that the authorities have realized that this place definitely has great potential to be a leading tourist attraction, should be advertised more

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