Hill Palace

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.


Hill Palace Museum
Hill Palace Rd

+91 484 2781113

Getting there

Nearest railway station: Ernakulam Junction, about 12 km | Thripunithura, about 4 km

Nearest airport: Cochin International Airport, about 33 km

Thiruvonamahotsavam at Thrikkakkara Vamana Moorthy Temple

The temple is considered the epicentre of Onam celebrations across Kerala.

Feast of Vallarpadathamma

Annually the church witnesses the participation of a large number of people from around the globe.

Malayattoor Perunnal

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.

Aranmula Thiruvonathoni

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

Triprayar Pooram Purappadu & Uthram Vilakku

Pooram Purappadu, Uthram Vilakku and Vrischika Ekadasi are the popular festivals

Vrischikam Festival at Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple

Discover the thrills & chills of festivities here!

Hill Palace Museum of Kerala at Ernakulam

Hill Palace Museum of Kerala at Ernakulam

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, Enchanting Kerala, Newsletter, Kerala Tourism

Thripunithura Hill Palace Museum, Enchanting Kerala, Newsletter, Kerala Tourism

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.