Hill Palace Museum
Hill Palace Museum
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Big Indian Tours
Kochi (Cochin), India619 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The museum is situated on a hilltop. Visitors can drive all the way up or park near the entrance and climb up. There's ample parking available. Visitors need to collect entry tickets for Rs40 per head, as well as for using a photo camera/mobile and parking. Only cash payments are accepted; there are no options for UPI or card payments. Footwear is not allowed inside the property; however, socks are permitted to be worn to protect the delicate flooring. The museum also houses a clock room for visitors' belongings. The property has historical significance, dating back to the British era and used by the rulers of the Cochin province pre and post-Independence. The museum contains well-documented history and artefacts, offering a comprehensive overview of Kerala's past. Visitors typically spend 2-3 hours exploring the 18 different galleries. The property was featured in the popular Malayalam film 'Manichitrathazhu.'

Early mornings are less crowded, making it an ideal time to visit. It closes during lunch hours (1-2 pm) and opens from 9 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. There's a small canteen offering tea, snacks, and juice. The deer park on the premises is home to around 50 deer. The picturesque surroundings and architecture enhance the charm of the visit
Written 30 January 2024
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Laura P
Medford, MA23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Good historical info (although some repetition with what you'd learn at the Mattancherry Palace). Some beautiful art and artifacts also on display. Unfortunately we couldn't see the famous view of the city because it was raining hard during our visit. The beautiful gardens were designed so that rainwater run-off would be captured for future use, and they now support a wide variety of native flora and fauna from the entire state.
Written 29 September 2023
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serah
Rajasthan, India2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
It is a government museum and it is not maintained properly so pathetic was the situation and not worth visiting. The museum surrounding the area is good for photo sessions.
Written 26 July 2023
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Shalini N
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
A must visit for a full day experience. The hill palace museum was the residence of the erstwhile royal family of Kochi. The museum is beautifully and neatly maintained. The sequence of events along with photographs are maintained in a perfect order. One can get to know the history of Kerala in detail.

Parking is allowed till the top. The tickets are very nominal. Photography is allowed inside the palace except in the jewellery section.

A visit will take atleast 3-4 hours or more. There aren't any food joints inside the palace premises. You have to come outside and have food and then again continue your visit.

The museum remains closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m for lunch break.
Written 22 June 2023
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Ranjith
Kochi (Cochin), India166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala. It was built in the year 1865 and was once the Imperial Administrative offices and official residence of the Maharaja of Cochin. This is located at Tripunithura just 10+ Kms from Kochi City.
The architecture and construction of palace is very good. The floors in some rooms are very beautiful and still smooth and shiny.
In Addition, there is a Children's park and a Deer/Sambar park and a big T Rex Statue.
Its a must see place. (Museum remains closed on Monday's)
Written 9 February 2023
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poojathakur13
Mumbai, India294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
This palace was the home to the Royal family of Cochin. It hosts beautiful artifacts and a gold crown kept in a large walk-in safe. The collection is exquisite and it's very informative about the Cochin Royal family and history of Cochin.
Written 21 January 2023
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S Sam
India187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Its an amazing Ancient Royal Palace in Kochi

Its a must visit place for history enthusiasts. There were an amazing collection of royal materials which showing the past glory of Cochin Royals. The information boards are placed in appropriate places which is very helpful to understand its details. We have to take off our shoes. Lockers available to keep valuables.
The building architecture and planning was amazing.
Outside fountains was not functioning. At least 2-3 hours need to spend there.
Written 2 April 2022
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SR
Ireland44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
It is a fantastic place showcasing the past glory of cochin royals, information boards are placed well across the rooms, if much interested in history. Ideal to visit with kids. Place needs renovation & uplift. outside gardens and fountains are not functional.
Good for a visit 2 hrs minimum
Written 8 November 2021
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Lina E
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3,131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
This musuem has amazing collection, unfortunately, there is no information on the antique shown just the piece inventory number. The two colonial  buildings houses various antiques and a section has pieces made of gold but with no information and are covered with dust.  You have to take off your shoes and put your mobile in  a locker. Photos are not allowed inside the musuem.
Entry fee is Rs 30
Written 2 March 2020
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NanjilsRobin
Marthandam, India73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
this is a historic place at the heart of the city. Special locker is available to keep valuables including your mobile phone. Rs. 10/- for the locker. You can carry the Locker key with you. Mobile phones are not allowed inside. You will have to take the shoes off.
Written 25 February 2020
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