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Home>>South India>>Kerala>>Historical Places of Kerala

Historical Places Of Kerala

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The Ambalavayal Heritage Museum, the archaeological museum in Wayanad,- has one of Kerala's largest collections of the remnants of an era dating back to the 2nd century A.D. The exhibits here are evidences of an advanced civilisation that existed in the mountains of Wayanad.

Anchunthengu Fort

The historic remains of the Anchunthengu Fort in Thiruvananthapuram built by the English East India Company in the 17th century, and an adjoining cemetery are noteworthy relics of this first major British trading station on the Malabar coast.

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The Archaeological Museum was until recently accommodated in the Thrissur Town Hall building. Now it has been shifted to the Kollengode Palace, an architectural delight.

Bastion Bunglow

Built in the Indo-European style way back in 1667 AD, Bastion Bungalow get its name from its position on the site of the Stromberg Bastion of the old, Dutch fort.

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Bay Island Driftwood Museum

A Museum to display a exclusive set of superior quality driftwood articles of very high artistic value, prepared through a rate and innovative modern art form, is functioning at the scenic village of Kumarakom.

Bekal Fort

The fort has been under the care of the Archaeological Survey of India since the time of the British. Bekal Fort, which is about 350 years old, is the largest fort in Kerala. It is proposed to be developed into a tourist complex.

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Bishops House 

Built by the Portuguese in A.D.1506 as residence of the Portuguese governor, Bishop house is the oldest Catholic Dioceses in India located near the Parade ground, Fort Kochi.

Bolghotty Palace

Built by the Dutch in 1744, the Bolghatty palace in Ernakulam is on an island, off Cochin in the Arabian Sea. The building was once a Governor's palace for the Dutch and later the home of the British Residents.

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Chacha Nehru Children's Museum

This museum, established in 1980, is named subsequent to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who is remembered for his immense love for children. In fact, his birthday 14 November is celebrated as Children's Day.

Dutch Palace

This Palace in Mattanchery was built by the Portuguese, and presented to the Raja of Cochin in 1555. It is popularly known as the 'Dutch Palace', as the Dutch renovated it during their brief reign here.

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Government Museum

Founded in 1857 the museum is located within a spacious park and zoological garden. The art set covers aspects of Kerala's rich legacy, especially stone, wood and bronze sculpture. Over the centuries Kerala developed a unique style of craftsmanship in the visual and performing arts.

Gundert Bunglow

Situated 20 kms from Kannur, at Nettur, Gundert's Bungalow is on the out skirts of Thalaserry. It is a historically significant place for all lovers of Malayalam Language.

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Hill Palace

This museum displays the erstwhile wealth and prosperity of the royal family of Cochin, including the king's throne and crown. Also on display are other trapping of royalty like majestic beds, paintings, carving and samples of epigraphy.

Indo-Portuguese Museum

The Indo-Portuguese Museum located in Fort Kochi throws light on the strong Portuguese influence in both the art and the architecture of the region.

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Jewish Synagogue

This imposing structure was built in 1568 when the Jews settled in Mattancherry, after their expulsion from the Rahabi. They built a clock tower and paved the floor of the synagogue with 18th century hand painted willow pattern tiles brought from China.

Koder House

Constructed by 1808 by Jewish patriarch Samuel Koder of the Cochin Electric Company, this magnificent building is an example of the hybrid Indo-European style that developed in Cochin.

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Koyikkal Palace, Koyikkal Palace historical, Koyikkal Palace travel, Koyikkal Palace tourism, Koyikkal Palace Historical Koyikkal Palace

Koyikkal Palace, the ancient palace, located 18 km from Thiruvananthapuram on the way to Ponmudi hillstation and the Kuttalam waterfalls, dates back to the 15th century.

Krishnan Menon Museum

The Krishna Menon Museum houses a good set of Paintings by Raja Raja Varma and Raja Ravi Varma. A part is devoted to the Memorabilia of the late V.K. Krishna Menon, former Indian Defence Minister and national leader.

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Krishnapuram Palace, Krishnapuram Palace historical, Krishnapuram Palace travel, Krishnapuram Palace tourism

Krishnapuram Palace

Krishnapuram Palace located 47 kms from Alappuzha enroute to Kollam was built by Marthanda Varma in the 18th century. This double storeyed palace bears the stamp of Kerala's unique architectural opulence.

Kuthiramalika Museum

The palace was built by Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma - the King of Travancore, who was a great poet, musician, social reformer and statesman. This rare specimen of workmanship in the traditional

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The panoramic Mananthavadi is located 32 kms from north east of Kalpetta. Perched on the Western Ghats at an altitude of around 500m above sea level.

Mangalam Dam

The Mangalam Dam is built on the Cherukunnapuzha, a branch of the river Mangalam. A popular picnic site, the dam is located 48 kms south of Palakkad town. The construction of the scenic dam was completed in the year 1956.

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Mannadi is situated 13 kms from Adoor and 45 kms from Kollam. Veluthampi Dalawa, a diwan of the previous state of Travancore, met his sad death here. It is the place where this great freedom fighter is said the have spent his last days.

Maritime Museum

Located in Kochi, this museum records the maritime history of India from the Kunjali Marakars of Kerala to the present day, when the Indian Navy guards the waters of the Indian Ocean.

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Napier Museum, Napier Museum historical, Napier Museum travel, Napier Museum tourism, Napier Museum Historical Place

Napier Museum

Built in the 19th century, this Indo - Saracenic structure boasts a natural air conditioning system and houses a rare collection of archaeological and historic artefacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings.

Neyyar Dam

Neyyar dam, lying against the southern low hills of the Western Ghats, 32 kms away from the Thiruvananthapuram city is a well-liked picnic spot with a lake and a picturesque dam site. Neyyar dam affords a panoramic view of the mountains and the lake. The lion safari is a VIP attraction.

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Padmanabhapuram Palace, Padmanabhapuram Palace historical, Padmanabhapuram Palace travel, Padmanabhapuram Palace tourism

Padmanabhapuram Palace

Though located at Thuckalai in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu, (65 kms south of Thiruvananthapuram) this former palace of Travancore is a splendid example of Kerala architecture.

Palakkad Fort

Also known as Tipu's Fort or Palakkad Fort, this well-preserved fort of 18th century is situated in the heart of Palghat (Palakkad) town. Built by Haider Ali of

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Pallippuram Fort, Pallippuram Fort historical, Pallippuram Fort travel, Pallippuram Fort tourism, Pallippuram Fort Pallippuram Fort

One of the oldest European monuments that exist in India, the Portuguese built Pallippuram Fort in 1503. It is famous for the renowned Catholic Church at Pallippuram, which is an important pilgrim centre.

Pazhassiraja Museum

The Pazhassi Raja Museum located in the midst of Kozhikode town has a huge collection of mural paintings, old coins and miniature form of temples.

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Priyadarshini Museum, Priyadarshini Museum historical, Priyadarshini Museum travel, Priyadarshini Museum tourism

Priyadarshini Museum

Priyadarshini Planetorium is one of the most sophisticated and versatile planetaria in India. This fabulous planetarium complex has a centrally air conditioned Sky theatre of planetarium,

Sree Chitra Arts Gallery

The art gallery housed in a traditional building next to Napier Museum, houses the collections of the Travancore ruling family, and include an interesting assortment of turn-of-the-century

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Tea Museum

With special emphasis to Munnar, and to the delight of tea lovers and tourists, Tata Tea recently opened a Tea Museum which houses curious, photographs and machineries, each depicting a turning point that contributed to a flourishing tea industry, as seen today in the region.

Teak Museum, Nilambur

If you are a nature enthusiast who is desperately pouring your head over volumes to get your much-needed information on Teak,

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Thakur House, Thakur House historical, Thakur House travel, Thakur House tourism, Thakur House Historical Place, travel

Thakur House

Earlier known as Kunal or Hill Bungalow, this graceful building reflects the colonial ambience of the bygone era. It was built on the land of the sea facing Gelderland Bastion, one of the seven bastions of the old Dutch fort in the late 1700s.

Thalassery Fort

Thalaserry fort, located at a distance of 22 kms from Kannur constructed in 1708 AD was the military centre of the British.

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Vasco House

Built in the sixteenth century, Vasco House is believed to have been the residence of Vasco Da Gama, the first European to reach the Kerala shores. It is one of the oldest Portuguese residences in Fort Cochin.

St. Angelo Fort

A massive triangular laterite fort, replete with a moat and flanking bastions, St. Angelo's Fort is also known as Kannur Fort.

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More Historical Places in Kerala

>> Ambalavayal Museum

>> Anchunthengu Fort

>> Archaeological Museum

>> Bastion Bunglow

>> Bay Island Driftwood Museum

>> Bekal Fort

>> Bishops House

>> Bolghatty Palace

>> Chacha Nehru Childrens Museum

>> Dutch Palace

>> Government Museum

>> Gundert Bunglow

>> Hill Palace

>> Indo-portuguese Museum

>> Jewish Synagogue

>> Koder House

>> Koyikkal Palace

>> Krishnan Menon Museum

>> Krishnapuram Palace

>> Kuthiramalika Museum

>> Mananthavadi

>> Mangalam Dam

>> Mannadi

>> Maritime Museum

>> Napier Museum

>> Neyyar Dam

>> Padmanabhapuram Palace

>> Palakkad Fort

>> Pallippuram Fort

>> Pazhassiraja Museum

>> Priyadarshini Museum

>> Sree Chitra Arts Gallery

>> Tea Museum

>> Teak Museum

>> Thakur House

>> Thalassery Fort

>> Vasco House

>> Angelo Fort  


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