Hill Palace Museum and Folklore Museum tour - private: The Hill Palace Museum is Kerala's first heritage museum noted for royal collections of the erstwhile Maharaja of Kochi, is today the largest archaeological museum in Kerala.
Built in 1865, the palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style of Kerala, sprawled over 52 acres of beautifully landscaped terraced land which houses a deer park and facilities for horse riding. Numerous species of flora including rare medicinal plants grow here. On display in the full-fledged Ethno-archaeological museum are oil-paintings, murals, sculptures in stone and manuscripts, inscriptions, coins, belongings of the Kochi royal family and royal furniture including the simhasana (throne).
Upon return, visit the Folk-lore museum. Each and every article here is a herald of a glorious past. For the art lover there is no better feast than this. For the researcher and the scholar, they need not go anywhere else to get an in depth knowledge about the Artistic Heritage of South India, especially Kerala.
The Museum Shop here caters to the fancies of the Collectors. Here one can buy artifacts and antiques with a Provenance Certificate. Any person who wants to know the value of his own antiques can consult the experts and get to know the period, style and value of his antiques.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: Six to seven hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am. Pick up at 8.30am.
Others: The Hill Museum remains closed on Mondays and national holidays.