Located in the Napier Museum grounds, Sree Chitra Art Gallery displays select Paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art in India. The collection also includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali.
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 Bengali school paintings, and Rajasthani and Mughal miniatures.
Kerala's favorite artist son, Raja Ravi Varma's works include a number of portraits of kings and their families, British residents and distinguished individuals.
The paintings are so life like that one can easily get a glimpse of a part of Kerala's history, by looking at them.
Located near the Napier Museum, this art gallery displays select paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich and exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art in India. The collection also includes paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali.
Entrance fee (Museum and Art Gallery)
: Adults: Rs. 5, Children: Rs. 3
The Zoological Park
(Open 0900 - 1815hrs. Closed on Mondays)
One of the first zoos in India, it is located in a well-planned botanical garden. With huge trees like frangipani and jacaranda dotting the sprawling lawns and wild fowl swimming in the lake, it is like a small jungle in the heart of the city. A reptile house with different species of snakes is also located in the premises.
Entrance Fee : Adults: Rs. 5 Children: Rs. 3 Camera permit: Rs. 15
The Kanakakunnu Palace
The palace and its sprawling grounds are today the venue for many cultural meets and programmes.
Science and Technology Museum Complex
(Open 1000 - 1700 hrs. Closed on Mondays) The exhibits here are related to science, technology and electronics. Ph: 2306976 Entrance fee: Adults: Rs. 10 Children: Rs. 5
Located at the highest point in the city, near the Museum complex 60 metres above sea level, one can have a bird's eye view of the city from here.
: Entrance fee: Adults: Rs.10 Children: Rs. 5
(Show time: 1030, 1200, 1500 and 1700 hrs) Entrance fee :
Adults: Rs. 15 Children between 3 to 10 years: Rs. 10
Chacha Nehru Children's Museum (Open 1030 - 1700 hrs. Closed on Mondays): Children of all age groups will enjoy the vast collection of nearly 2000 dolls, stamps and masks displayed here.