Museum of Kerala History


Kerala Museum (also known as the Museum of Kerala History) at Edapally, Kochi, India, is one of the oldest art and history museums in Kochi. The museum was founded by philanthropist and entrepreneur R. Madhavan Nayar (1914-1996) in 1986. It is managed by the Madhavan Nayar Foundation, a registered charitable trust. Kerala Museum has three galleries: the Museum of Kerala…


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Bolgatty Palace


Bolgatty Palace is a former palace built by the Dutch in India on Bolgatty Island in Kochi, Kerala. One of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland, this quaint mansion was built in 1744 by Dutch traders and later extended and gardens were landscaped around it. Bolgatty Palace has a swimming pool, 9-hole golf course, ayurvedic centre, and daily Kathakali…


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Indo-Portuguese Museum


The museum was established by the efforts of the late Dr. Joseph Kureethra, Bishop of Kochi, in a bid to protect and showcase the rich cultural heritage and Portuguese influence. This museum now showcases the Portuguese influences on Fort Kochi and the surrounding areas, especially, the western parts of Kochi. The museum has five main sections: Altar, Treasure, Procession, Civil…


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Hill Palace


Hill Palace is the largest archeological museum in Kerala, located at Tripunithura, Kochi. It was the imperial administrative office and official residence of Cochin Maharaja. Built in 1865, the palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style, spreading across 54 acres (220,000 m2). The complex has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park…


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St. Francis Church, Kochi


St. Francis Church, in Fort Kochi (Fort Cochin), Kochi, originally built in 1503, is one of the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. The Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama died in Kochi in 1524 when he was on his third visit to India. His…


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Paradesi Synagogue


The Paradesi Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations,[ located in Kochi, Kerala, in South India. Constructed in 1567, it is one of seven synagogues of the Malabar Yehudan or Yehudan Mappila people or Cochin Jewish community in the Kingdom of Cochin. Paradesi is a word used in several Indian languages, and the literal meaning of…


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Mattancherry Palace


The Mattancherry Palace is a Portuguese palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indianstate of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. The palace was included in the “tentative list” of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace is a quadrangular structure built in Nālukettu style, the traditional Kerala…


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Malayattur


The name `Malayattoor’ is an amalgamation of three small words. Mala (Mountain) Arr (River) Oore (Place). This is to say, Malayattoor is a meeting place of mountain, river, and land. Athirapilly, Vazhachal are some 25 kilometres from this place. This attracts tourists from all over Kerala. Also the international shrine of Malayattoor welcomes a huge number of pilgrims. Kalady famous…


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Cherai Beach


One of the most visited beaches in the state. The beach is around 10 km long and is ideal for swimming as the tide is mostly low and the waves are gentle. It is known for frequent dolphin sightings. It is one of the few places where the backwaters and the sea can be seen in a single frame. Cherai…


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Thattekad Bird Sanctuary


The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary, covering an area of barely 25 km2, and located about 12 km from Kothamangalam, was the first bird sanctuary in Kerala. Salim Ali, one of the best known ornithologist described this sanctuary as the richest bird habitat on peninsular India. The Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary has a rich and varied birdlife. Several species of birds, both forest birds as…


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Marine Drive


Marine Drive is a picturesque promenade in the city of Kochi, Kerala, India. It is built facing the backwaters, and is a popular hangout for the local populace. Marine Drive is also an economically thriving part of the city of Kochi. With several shopping malls it is as an important centre of shopping activity in Kochi. Major fast food joints,…


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Vypin


Vypin or Vypeen is one of the group of islands that form part of the city of Kochi, in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Vypin is one of the densely populated islands in Asia. India’s first international container trans-shipment terminal (ICTT) in the Special Economic Zone at Vallarpadam Island, designed to handle the largest container ships, was opened by…


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Paniyeli Poru


Paniyeli Poru is a less explored tourist destination located on the outskirts of Kochi at the Paniyeli Village apt to spend a few memorable holidays. Each visitor to Paniyeli Poru admires the charm of rocky river areas and rain forests in the backdrop of Malayattoor Hills. Many travellers reach this area after monsoon from December to May in order to…


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Anamudi


Most of the area of this immaculate tourist spot is covered with lush evergreen forests. Anamudi Peak is the highest peak in South India with a height of more than 2695 meters. A wide range of rich green trees like teak, black wood and Arundinaria densifolia are also the highlight of Anamudi. Many people visit this region during the blooming…


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Paliyam Dutch Palace


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The Paliam Palace was once used as the residence of the Paliath Achans, who were the prime ministers to the former Maharajas of the State of Kochi. The architectural style of Paliam Kovilakam is a hybrid of Kerala and Dutch styles. The building features, elaborately carved wooden staircases and balustrades and thick walls with splayed openings. A circulation space runs…


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Bhoothathankettu


BHOOTHATHANKETTU is a popular tourist destination and scenic dam site with boating facilities situated in the vast virgin forests of Ernakulam district of Kerala. It is situated outside the village of Pindimana, about 10 km away from the town of Kothamangalam. Eye -pleasing sceneries, bird watching, adventure trekking, wildlife photography, boating are the key attractions that draw tourists here. On reaching…


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