hill palace tripunithura – the largest archaeological museum in kerala
Archaeological museum in kerala – hill palace tripunithura
Hill palace is one of the famous in kerala, located at thripunithara in ernakulam district. this is one of the largest archaeological museum in kerala. hill palace was built in 19th century. there are 49 building complex join together is called the palace. it follows a typical style of kerala architecture. there is a large number of steps welcomes you to the palace, the steps are black and red in color. the palace is spreading about 54 acres area. now the palace served as museum. The museum and palace is administrated by kerala archaeological department. it will open for thee visitors from 9 to 5 every day except monday.
Hill palace located 12 km away from ernakulam town, the center of heritage studies installed here, the palace complex include archaeological museum, heritage museum, deer park, prehistoric park etc. actually the palace was owned by cochin royal family but it hand over to kerala government in 1950. a beautiful garden and a small pond can be seen when you enter to there. the beauty of hill palace cinematographed in the popular malayalam movie manichithrathazhu. the emblems and jewels of royal kingdoms shown in the gallery. here exhibited the equipment from china japan, peoples can see a variety of potteries and bronze vessels inside the gallery. also the weapons used in stone age.
the beautiful models o temples made in wood and the objects from mohanjadaro and indus valley civilization. here the combination of culture from different countries and the age. The paintings of old century, especially the oil paintings give more attraction to the eye of visitors, but the photography not allowed inside the gallery. international airport is at nedumbassery located 22 km away from here, the nearest railway station situated at ernakulam at a distance of 12 km. also the buses available from ernakulam junction to other cities.