Paliam Dutch Palace, North Paravur

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Find out about the history and lifestyle of the different Maharajas of Cochin and their royal families at Paliam Dutch Palace. A combination of a museum and a palace, the building is well maintained and exhibits stunning frescoes, rare coins, and stamps, as well as weapons used by the emperors' armies, among many other items of interest. The Rajas of the realm were kept safe and in hiding from the Portugese invaders in this palace during the 16th century. Observe the architecture and the Dutch influence, in spite of minimum ornamentation. Taking photos is strictly forbbiden. Work out when and for how long to visit Paliam Dutch Palace and other North Paravur attractions using our handy North Paravur trip planner .
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  • June 20, 2017
    Lots of very old paintings, carvings, photos and stories of the Rajas in Cochin. Entrance only 5 rupees (6p). Quite a small exhibition which can be done in about 30 minutes. To be honest it wasn't rea...  more »
  • May 9, 2017
    Big wooden elephant welcomes you to the palace. The architecture is superb. The palace is very cold from inside. Each and every room has some story to say. The artefacts are preserved well.  more »
  • April 25, 2017
    We arrived before 4.30pm which is the last time you can purchase tickets for the museum. The sign said it closed at 5pm. We started to look around, note that it gets very hot inside and you aren't all...  more »

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