Thripunithura Hill Palace, built in 1865 by the Maharaja of Kochi, is Kerala’s largest archaeological museum. Located in Thripunithura and spreading across 54 acres, the palace is a cluster of 49 buildings built in traditional architectural style. The main attraction in the palace premises includes an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and a children’s park.
Currently, the palace is under the administration of the Kerala State Archaeology Department and entry is permitted to the public on all days except on Mondays. The museum has an astounding display of artifacts including the crown and ornaments of the Kochi Royal Family, paintings, sculptures in stone and marble, weapons, inscriptions, coins, precious stones, majestic beds and samples of epigraphy. Thripunithura Hill Palace is located at a distance of about 12 km from the city of Kochi and is easily accessible by road.
Open on: Tuesday to Sunday
Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM