SAKTHAN THAMPURAN PALACE

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Floohoo Travels offer you best Kerala Tour Packages which includes Sakthan Thampuran Palace. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. The Vadakkekara Palace or the Sakthan Thampuran Palace, a two-storeyed building built in the traditional ‘naalukettu’ architectural style, is a high roofed structure with extra thick walls, spacious rooms, and floors paved with finely smoothed Italian marbles, is a fantastic Kerala tourism attraction. This edifice reflecting elements of Kerala-Dutch architecture belonged to the Perumpadappu Swarupam, the ruling family of Kochi and was reconstructed in 1975 to its present form by one of its scions, Ramavarma Thampuran (also known as Sakthan Thampuran) of the erstwhile Princely State of Cochin. Sakthan Thampuran rule between 1790 AD and 1805 AD was regarded as the Golden Age of the Cochin dynasty.
The palace was converted into a museum in 2005 and consists of various galleries. There is the Bronze Gallery outfitted with bronze statues from between the 12th and 18th centuries; a Sculpture gallery displaying granite statues from the 9th century to the 17th century; a Numismatics Gallery displaying ancient coins in circulation in the former province of Kochi and neighboring kingdoms; a gallery of history depicting some of the milestones of the Kochi dynasty; the Epigraphy Gallery showcasing the genesis and evolution of ancient scripts; a Megalithic Gallery exhibiting artifacts from the Great Stone Age; and even a Gallery for Household Utensils that displays royal vessels of bronze and copper!

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