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Museums in Kerala

While you are enjoying your holidays in Kerala, you cannot afford to miss the museums in Kerala. It is a known fact that the state of Kerala has had a rich cultural heritage. The glory of the bygone eras of Kerala seems to come alive through the numerous archaeological artifacts displayed in the museums of Kerala. Whether a history buff or an archeological artifacts lover, these museums invite one and all to gain an insight into the vibrant past of Kerala. It is interesting to note that these Kerala museums feature some artifacts whose history dates back to the Stone Age. Given below are some of the most visited museums in the state of Kerala.

Ambalavayal Heritage Museum (Wayanad)
It is one of the most frequented museums in the Wayanad district of Kerala. The archaeological museums display a rich collection of antiquities. You can also witness artifacts belonging to the 2nd century.

Cochin Maritime Museum (Kochi)
India has the eminence of featuring a naval force that ranks among the Top 10 Naval Powers in the world. The country is really proud of the hard work and commitment that the Naval Force of India delivers. The museum stands in dedication to the Indian navy.

Hill Palace Museum (Kochi)
While you visit here, do remember that you are at the Kerala’s first ever heritage museum. Constructed in the year 1865, the Hill Palace Museum of Kochi is one of the most seen museums in the state. The museum occupies a wonderful location on a hillock. Beautifully laid out gardens around the museums add much beauty to the place.

Indo Portuguese Museum (Kochi)
Colonial rulers have in many ways influenced the Indian art and architecture. Recognized far and wide, the Indo Portuguese Museum in Kochi is a big attraction for tourists. Even today, the Indo-Portuguese heritage survives. The museum is dedicated to this very art heritage.

Museum of Kerala History (Ernakulam)
The historical museum stands at a distance of 10 km from Ernakulam. The display at the Museum of Kerala history is a window to the glorious history of the state of Kerala. Though the museum is located in Kochi, it represents the history of entire Kerala.

Munnar Tea Museum (Munnar)
Tea plantations are a major attraction for tourists in Kerala. Located at world popular hill station of Munnar, the Tea Museum is a wonderful endeavour by the Tata Company. The museum can also be visited during your tea plantation tours in Kerala.

Trichur Archaeological Museum
Positioned on the Town Hall Road in Thrissur, the Trichur Archaeological Museum boasts an elegant architecture. At the museum are displayed an array of eye capturing murals and antiquities procured from all across the state of Kerala.

Not only these, Kerala has many more such museums. It would be interesting to plan a tour to visit all these archaeological and historical museums in the state. Besides providing a window to the rich cultural heritage of Kerala, these museums also speak volumes of the state’s glorious historical background.