km from Kochi, the Thripunithura Hill palace, the erstwhile official residence
of the Kochi royal family, was built in 1865. The palace complex consists
of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style of Kerala and is
surrounded by 52 acres of terraced land with a deer park. There are facilities
for horse riding. A full fledged ethno archaeological museum and Kerala's
first ever Heritage museum are the main attractions. There are thirteen
galleries of oil paintings. 19th century paintings, murals, sculpture
in stone and plaster of paris, manuscripts and inscriptions are displayed.
This gallery also has a gold crown embedded with precious stones and many
valuable coins and ornaments.
Open from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm; 2pm to 4.30pm, Closed
on Mondays and National Holidays.