The Hill Palace Museum, Kerala’s first heritage museum noted for royal collections of the erstwhile Maharaja of Kochi, is today the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. The palace, which was built in 1865, is a complex of 49 buildings constructed in the traditional architectural style.
Hill Palace Museum, the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, Southern India is situated at Tripunithura, a town near Cochin. It was the residence of the Kochi royal family, which was later turned into a museum. It was built in 1865 and opened to the public in 1986. The complex consists of a stretch of 49 buildings spread across 54 acres. It is built in the traditional Kerala architectural style.
Hill Palace Museum, an archaeological museum, a children’s park, a heritage museum, a deer park, and a children’s park are the main attractions of the Hill Palace museum complex. The botanical garden is blessed with many rare varieties of flora including medicinal plants.
The majority of the artifacts exhibited in the Hill Palace Museum belong to the Kochi Royal family. The major attraction of the museum is the royal crown which is embellished with many rare gems and stones. Oil paintings, murals, belongings of the Kochi royal family, coins, the throne (the Simhasana), manuscripts, royal inscriptions, and sculptures are exhibited in the museum.
How to get to Hill Palace Museum
The nearest railway station to Hill Palace is Ernakulam which is 10 kilometers away. An auto or bus from Kochi City will help you reach Hill Palace.
Visiting Hours: 9:00 to 12:30 hrs &14:00 to 16:30 hrs on all days except Mondays.
Entrance Fee: Adult – Rs. 30/- Children (5-12) – Rs. 10/-
Children’s Park Open till 6.00 pm
Contact Details: +91 484 2781113
Nearest railway station: Ernakulam, about 10 km
Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 33 km
Latitude: 9.953634, Longitude: 76.361446
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
9:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 4: 30 pm
Children Park Timing: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Entry Fee Applicable
Camera: ₹50 (photography only allowed in the compound)
Hill Palace Museum – Location, Pictures, How To Reach, Entry Details