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Hill Palace of Tripunithura

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Address: Tripunithura, Kochi (Cochin) 682301, India
Phone Number: 2781113

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A Heritage Museum

Hill Palace is a one of the first heritage museum in Tripunithura, Kerala, India. It's situated around 10 kms away from Ernakulam Town. This museum is noted for royal collections... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Hill Palace is a one of the first heritage museum in Tripunithura, Kerala, India. It's situated around 10 kms away from Ernakulam Town. This museum is noted for royal collections of the former Maharaja of Kochi . The palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style of Kerala, sprawled over 52 acres of beautifully landscaped terraced land... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The crowd was huge and we had to wait in a long queue before entering the palace. I have visited this place years back and still remember the nice experience. But now many spots are closed and only very little space is open to public. When asked they told renovation was going on. We planned to spend more than half... More 

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calicut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

its the authentic place in the world,you have to see the dinoser stachue here.and the very old things are there...

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It is such a wonderful building - showing all the craft and mastery of the Kerala woodwork, mingled with the Western influence. But sad! Tourists (and also the keepers) are ignorant and careless, damaging an architectural marvel! It would be great if the priceless exhibits were cared for more and presented in a better manner.

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Attractive and peaceful grounds. Had to wait quite a while for the palace to open. Lots of building work underway. Museum wasn't really worth the wait, a quick walk around a few exhibits and outside again. Main highlight was the jewel room.

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Malaga, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The situation of the Hill Palace and the gardens that surround it were fine, but the actual collection in side the museum was disappointing, not helped by the lack of air-conditioning which, in Kerala's heat, made it difficult to concentrate.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

As we like history this place was worth it. It is outside the city of Ernakulam, as recommended by our homestay, we clubbed it with our visit to folklore museum.We used bus service and happy that we made it.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I loved visiting this spot. It was very crowded, but nearly all the visitors the day we were there were local groups and did not seem as if there were other non-Indian visitors. The building is crumbling, and the exhibits are mostly poorly displayed, EXCEPT for the beautiful portraits of a succession of Kochi rulers and their families, and a... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

An Elegant Palace,one one side but not well maintained or tourist friendly makes this a not so good spot.

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Gurgaon, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Being from Kerala, and visiting the hill palace after many years, after having visited to many of the monuments and architectural marvels in and around north india, was disappointed to see the hill palace not being maintained and given the respect it deserves. Govt needs to spend time , money and effort to ensure it doesn't get too late to... More 

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