We offer the best Kerala Tour Packages which includes Pazhassi Raja Museum & Art Gallery. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. Ancient artifacts and examples of the finest early modern Kerala art – that’s what awaits you at the Pazhassi Raja Museum & Art Gallery at Kozhikode. The museum, run by the State Archeology Department, exhibits artifacts from the Megalithic age and the Indus Valley Civilization like ancient pottery, toys, and sculptures made of stone and various metals. Also on display are coins, models of temples, burial urns, and umbrella stones, as well as a collection of war weapons used by British soldiers and the official caps of British and French soldiers. The special collections of the museum include Panchaloha idols and stone statues.
Adjacent to the museum is the art gallery housing some of the finest works from one of India’s greatest painters, Raja Ravi Varma whose paintings are among the best and the earliest examples of a fusion of traditional Indian and academic European techniques. Alongside these are the paintings by Ravi Varma’s uncle, Raja Raja Varma, one of the former’s early inspirations.
The monumental Kerala tourist attraction is named after the political revolutionary Pazahassiraja Kerala Varma of the Kottayam royal family who led the famous ‘Pazhassi Revolt’ against the British East India Company during the second half of the 1700s. This is a pearl in South India that is a representation of God’s Own Country.