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. 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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  • There is a sizeable collection housed in the Hill Palace but there is little information. In places, even basic labels that have frayed with age have not been replaced. So, you can only roam around lo...  more »
  • Hill palace museum, best and beautiful tourist destination in Ernakulam, memories of cochi Rajav , and good garden for walking  more »
  • Hill Palace Museum is situated 12km away from Ernakulam on the Ernakulam-Chottanikkara route. Different types of sculptures, collection of rare coins, old weapons, manuscripts in ancient lipis and col...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • One of the famous and beautiful palace with museum during the AD 1800 period. Beautifully maintained garden and old articles are the specialty.
  • 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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