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Hill Palace Museum, Thripunithura

Hill Palace Museum, Thripunithura

Hill Palace Museum, Thripunithura

Hill Palace-the former seat and residence of the kings of Kochi which is today preserved as an archeological museum and tourist attraction.

If you wish to know a destination inside out, going deep in to its history, culture and legacy, then you need to visit the local museum. Kerala, with a history that is so deep, has many museums that tell a lot about the bygone eras. Ernakulam, which was a part of the erstwhile kingdom of Kochi, has for you the Hill Palace – the former seat and residence of the kings of Kochi which is today preserved as an archeological museum and tourist attraction.

Located in Thripunithura, one of the sprawling suburbs of Ernakulam, Hill Palace, also known as Kanakakunnu Palace, was built around 1865 by the then Maharaja of Kochi. It is spread across an area of 54 acres and comprises of 49 buildings constricted in traditional architectural style. The palace is an Ethno-Archaeological Museum and Kerala's first-ever Heritage Museum. Located amidst tranquil greenery, the Palace sits on a hillock and is thus called the Hill Palace. The museum displays 14 categories of exhibits including the royal crown, ornaments, sculptures, weapons, murals, coins, manuscripts and much more amusements. There are even antique ceramics from the time of ancient civilizations such as Indus Valley and Harappa also can be found here. You can also find a deer park within the palace premises.

How to Reach

By Road
By Road
Thripunithura Bus Stand, about 2.6 km
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By Rail
By Rail
Mulanthuruthi Railway Station, about 1.7 km
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By Air
By Air
Cochin International Airport, about 31.7 km
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Adults: ₹10
Kids: ₹5

09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Holiday: Monday

Only offline booking is available

Adults: ₹10
Kids: ₹5

09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Holiday: Monday

Only offline booking is available



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