Cochin - Ernakulam - Hill Palace Museum
Hill Palace, the official residence of the Kochi royal family,
is today the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. Built
in 1865, the Palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the
traditional architectural style of Kerala, sprawled over 52
acres of beautifully landscaped terraced land which houses
park and facilities for horse riding. Numerous species of flora
including rare medicinal plants grow here. In the Ethno
- Archaeological Museum are oil-paintings, murals, sculptures
in stone and manuscripts, inscriptions,
coins, belongings of the Kochi royal family and royal furniture
including the simhasana (throne).
Visiting hours : 9.00 to 12.30 hrs. and 14.00 to 16.30 hrs.
on all days except Mondays.
Highlights : Kerala's first heritage museum. Royal collections of the erstwhile Maharaja of Kochi.