Hill Palace Museum Tripunithura

Tripunithura Hill Palace Museum was the official residence of the Kochi royal family is situated close to the city of Kochi. This elegant looking palace built in the traditional architecture of Kerala comprises 49 units and is on a 52-acre land noted for its terraced landscape dotted with ponds, fountains and lawns. Numerous species of flora including rare medicinal plants grow here. The museum has 14 galleries, which displays some beautiful and rare artifacts that used to belong to the former rulers of Kerala. These items include paintings, weapons, arts, ancient carriages, etc. Among the royal collections, one can see beautiful statues, murals, majestic beds and royal ornaments like the crown encrusted with precious gems and stones. The ornaments are kept for public display in the ornaments gallery. The most popular object here is the royal throne or the "Simhasana" of the king.