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Excellent Murals to be safeguarded for future citizens

It was built by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma (1537-65) Rajan of Cochin. The Dutch carried out some renovations in 1663 and from then it is called Dutch... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big wooden elephant welcomes you to the palace. The architecture is superb. The palace is very cold from inside. Each and every room has some story to say. The artefacts are preserved well.

Thank Preethi N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived before 4.30pm which is the last time you can purchase tickets for the museum. The sign said it closed at 5pm. We started to look around, note that it gets very hot inside and you aren't allowed to take any photos. As we went through the different areas a man was walking behind closing the windows and turning... More 

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Reviewed April 18, 2017

It was built by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma (1537-65) Rajan of Cochin. The Dutch carried out some renovations in 1663 and from then it is called Dutch Palace. Now it is a portrait gallery of the Cochin Rajas and notables for some of the best mythological Murals in India. These are the best traditions of Hindu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

The murials were not well preserved and fading because of the heat -arrangements should be made in future to preserve the murials and the furnitures .The inside of the building was hot and needs to be cool for the visitors .No literature of the history was published to buy unfortunately .The compound of the building was dirty with litter.The building... More 

Thank Cheers142
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

A part of Kerala history none the less. When we got there it was closed. However not much of a castle. Amba Vilas in Mysore. Now thats a castle.

Thank peerr2017
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

Only 5Rs entry. Lots of the wall murals. The best part is lots of detailed and interesting signs explaining the history of kochi and highlighting interesting facets of the murals.

Thank Emily F
Somerset, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Apparently built by the Portuguese this Palace was renovated by the Dutch hence the name.This delightful building has a vast array of artifacts and painting's protected by a "No Photo" policy to avoid the colours fading. It made a refreshing change not to be bustled and blocked by hordes of photograpers and simply be able to enjoy the Palace for... More 

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Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

5 rupees entrance fee to see some amazing murals and learn about the very interesting history of Kochi. Definately worth a visit! Easy to reach, just across the Matuncherry ferry jetty.

Thank Rodney N
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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Not very interesting. It's just a building with some old furniture in it. 5 rupees entrance fee. Not the end of the world if you don't see it.

Thank Manfred J
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Reviewed December 20, 2016

The place is located 36 kms from Kochi. Located in a rural area it housed the ancient Diwan family of Kochi. Developed as a part of Muziris the palace has been renovated with all its glory. It is not a patch on famed North Indian palaces but must visit place for those looking to learn of Kerala history. AV presentation... More 

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