Hill Palace Museum
Museum / Gallery
#18 of 39 Places to Visit in Kochi
Distance (From Ernakulam Jn (South) Railway Station): 11 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Bus
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 11 km from Ernakulam Junction (South) Railway Station, Hill Palace Museum is located in Thrippunithura. It is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala and was official residence of the Cochin Royal Family.
Built in 1865, the palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional Kerala architectural. It is surrounded by 52 acres of terraced land with ponds, fountains, garden and lawns. A full fledged Archaeological Museum and Kerala's first ever Heritage Museum are the main attractions here. There are 13 galleries of oil paintings. 19th century paintings, murals, sculpture in stone and plaster of paris, manuscripts and inscriptions are displayed. This gallery also has a gold crown embedded with precious stones and many valuable coins and ornaments.
The palace also facilitates a Deer Park.
Timings: 9 AM - 12.30 PM & 2 PM to 4.30 PM. Closed on Mondays & National Holidays.