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PALACE
KAVADIYAR PALACE : It is the home of late Maharaja Sree Chithra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma and his family. Though the palace is closed for audience, a glimpse of the magnificent building can be had from outside.
KANAKAKUNNU PALACE : This palace in Trivandrum is the host of a number of cultural and other programmes held in its well laid out grounds.
ARRACKAL KOTTARAM : It is the residence of Arrackal Ali Rajas, the only Muslims royal family in the state.  
BOLGHATTY PALACE : This palace situated on the Bolghatty Island, located in the Kochi Bay was built by the Dutch in 1744 and later served as the seat of the British Resident. The palace has been converted to a heritage hotel run by KTDC.
DUTCH PALACE : This palace is located in Mattanchery and was built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi, Veera Kerala Varma in 1555.Many of the royal artifacts kept for display are worth seeing.
KRISHNAPURAM PALACE : The magnificent palace is situated 47 km from Alappuzha on the way to Kollam. The palace is a masterpiece of Kerala architecture. The museum inside the palace, displays antique sculptures and paintings.
MUSEUMS
CHACHA NEHRU CHILDREN'S MUSEUM : This museum situated at Trivandrum has a rich collection of over 2000 dolls, stamps, masks and paintings etc.  
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM & PRIYADARSHINI PLANETARIUM : Established to give a complete insight into the achievements of India in the fields of Science & Technology, this museum is indeed a great learning experience.  
GOVERNMENT ART MUSEUM : Located on a large lush ground sprawling over an area of 80 acres in the heart of the city, it has places of interest like the Sri Chitra Art Gallery and Zoological Park. It exhibits a fine collection of bronzes, ornaments, costumes, masks, ivory carvings and musical instruments.  
KUTHIRAMALIKA (PUTHEN MALIKA) PALACE MUSEUM : Housed in a majestic palace located near the Padmanabha Swami temple, it was built by Maharaja Swathy Thirunal Balarama Varma. The museum provides a rare insight into the lives of the royal family of the state of Travancore. It exhibited rare and priceless collections.
PAZHASSI RAJA MUSEUM : It is situated at East hill 5km from Kozhikode. This museum houses copies of ancient mural paintings, antique bronzes, old coins, models of temples, megalithic monuments like dominion cysts, umbrella stones etc.  
ART GALLERY AND KRISHNA MENON MUSEUM : It is situated adjacent to the Pazhassi Raja museum, the art gallery houses paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma among other collections.  
THE HILL PALACE MUSEUM, TRIPUNITHARA : The museum is housed in the palace of the former royal family of Kochi and lies about 10kms from Kochi. The palace complex was built in 1865. The museum exhibits the riches and fortunes of the former royal family of Kochi. King's throne and the crown are some of the most interesting objects displayed here. other items includes majestic beds, paintings, carvings, and samples of epigraphy.
 
MUSEUM OF KERALA HISTORY AND ITS MAKERS : It is located in Edapally, about 10 km from Ernakulam, on the Ernakulam-Aluva route. It has a fine representation of the rich historical legacy of Kerala. An impressive image of the mythological sage Parasuram is present outside the museum.  
PARIKSHITH THAMPURAN MUSUEM : It is located in the Durbar Hall of the palace in Ernakulam near the famous Siva temple. It exhibits a rich collection of 19th century oil paintings, old coins, sculptures and Mughal paintings and megalithic relics of Kerala.
 
FORTS
PALAKKAD FORT : This majestic granite fort situated in the heart of Palakkad was built by Hyder Ali of My sore in 1766. It is one of the best preserved forts of the state.  
BEKKAL FORT : It is believed to have been built by Shivappa Naik of the Ikkeri dynasty in 1650. The observation towers of the fort afford breath taking views of the scenic surrounding and beautiful Bekal beach.
CHANDRAGIRI FORT : This small 17th century fort is 10km north of Bekal. The square shaped fort is set amidst the Lakshadweep sea and Chandragiri river and is an excellent sun-set point.  
KASARGODE FORT : This spreads around an area of 5 acres. It is believed to have been built by Shivappa Naik in 17th century.  
KANHANGAD : The Hosdrug fort is the major attractions of the town. Karpooreswara Temple and many public offices are located within the premises of the fort.
 
THALASSERY FORT : The magnificent fort located on the Thalassery beach was built by the British in 1708. The grand gateway and the lighthouse are the major attractions with in the premises of the fort.  
ST. ANGELO'S FORT : The triangular fort built in literate is a standing sentinel to the history of the region. The fort faces the Arabian Sea and affords a splendid view of the palm fringed beach and Mappila Bay.
FORT IMMANUEL : This fort was built in 1503 as a result of the alliance between the Maharajah of Kochi and the Monarch of Portugal. Today the relics of this magnificent structure can be seen along the Fort Cochin beach.  
 

 

 

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