A majestic palace built in the year 1865 and has 49 exquisite buildings in its premises is the celebrated Hill Palace Museum. Situated in Thripunithura, Ernakulam, Hill Palace is known as the official residence of Maharaja of Kochi.
The Palace showcases Dutch and Kerala styles of architecture.
The building harbours 18 main galleries such as the Portrait Galery, Wood Carving Gallery, Manuscripts Gallery Epigraph Gallery etc. Each gallery is arranged in a neat and informative manner. The oldest building here is the ettukettu and it harbours the heritage museum.
The temple is considered the epicentre of Onam celebrations across Kerala.
Annually the church witnesses the participation of a large number of people from around the globe.
Thousands of devotees immersed in prayers carrying wooden crosses of different sizes and ambling up a hill; a whole village getting decked up and readying itself to welcome these pilgrims.
Once a year, the River Pamba gets enlivened as an elaborately decorated snake boat glides across its placid waters bearing the provisions for a grand feast
Pooram Purappadu, Uthram Vilakku and Vrischika Ekadasi are the popular festivals
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The Hill Palace Museum at Thripunithura near Ernakulam town is Kerala's first heritage museum. It was once the residence of the Kochi royal family.
Thripunithura Hill Palace Museum, the state's largest archaeological museum located in Kochi city, Ernakulam, Kerala. The palace built in 1865 was the former residence of the Kochi Royal family and has one of the largest collections of heritage artifacts.