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Hill Palace is the largest and first-ever museum in Kerela. Located in Tripunithura, it is built in the year 1865. The Hill Palace was once the Imperial Administrative office and also the official residence of Kochi Maharaja. This massive palace is called hill palace because it is located on a hill and it has a beautiful garden and view from the palace is to die for. Located about 10 km from Kochi.
This beautiful Museum has a sense of history and heritage linked to it. Going through this museum is like going through some part of history. The ancient culture you get to see through this place is outstanding and very liberating. The rulers of this place took good care of this place and so as the government of India. The Glorious Hill Palace is worth a visit.
This beautiful Palace has around 49 buildings and it is spread across 54 acres. There are a total of 49 traditional architectural buildings. The complex has an archaeological ancient museum, heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and as well as a children's park. The buildings are white in colour and very well maintained. In the complex there are also terraced lawn, ponds and fountain are perfect for photography.
The palace is also very famous in movies. A lot of Bollywood and Tollywood movies have been shot here. The most famous movie is the Malayalam movie Manichitrathazhu. You can see oil-paintings, murals, sculptures, manuscripts and belongings of the Kochi royal family. Antique ceramics from the Far East, ancient Kudakkallu, Thoppikkallu, laterite memorials and wooden memorials from ancient civilisations like the Indus Valley and Harappa can also be seen here. It even has a gallery showcasing contemporary art. It is a pride for Keralite people to have relics of such value and significance placed here.
The palace Also exhibited hundreds of different antique pieces of from Japan and China, tombstone, hood stone, menhirs, granite, laterite memorials, rock-cut weapons from the Stone Age, wooden temple models, and plaster cast models of objects from Mohenjodaro and Harappa Civilisation. The museum also owns a gallery of contemporary art. If you are in Kerela, this mesmerizing palace is worth a visit.
Kerela is a tropical city and summers can be extremely hot here. In rainy season you will experience extreme rainfalls and also mild Floods sometimes. Winter season from October to March is the perfect time to visit The Hill Palace Museum.
Kerela has some amazing food. Malayali food is quite popular in India and across the world as well. Some very famous south Indian delicacies are Dosa, Idli and many more.
Some Famous restaurants near The Hill palace are:-
You can enjoy some authentic Keralite food in these places near The Hill Palace.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.