Kerala, with the abundant historical landmarks and monuments grabs the attention of domestic as well as foreign tourists.
Kerala, with the abundant historical landmarks and monuments grabs the attention of domestic as well as
foreign tourists. Colonialism and foreign invasion has left a lot of landmarks in the lap of this small state.
Kerala is indeed a paradise with lush greenaries interspersed with rich and unique landmarks.
The magnificent forts, palaces and architectural monuments symbolises different dynasties, communities that existed in Kerala. They truly manifests the rich
cultural heritage of Kerala.
The different monuments of Kerala symbolic of its art and architecture that stand in between the golden palm beaches, the serene lagoons and the pristine hills offer every tourist in Kerala a spectacular sight. The massive forts, once a witness to the chaos of sprawling powers and kingdoms stand silently as an acknowledgment of the past glory. The temples and churches are also reminiscent of the elegance and prosperity of a bygone era.
Bekal fort, which is situated on the backdrop of Arabian seashore in Kasaragod district is the largest fort you can see in Kerala. The water-tank with its stairway, a mosque and a Hanuman temple at the entrance and the fascinating view of the surrounding areas from the fort makes it unique among other forts of Kerala.
Winter and summer seasons attracts more tourists to this magnificent and best preserved fort. Pallikkara, Kasaragod and Kanjangad railway stations are the nearest railway stations to this destination.
Jewish synagogue or Paradesi synagogue is a major historical monument with its unique relics like Belgian glass chandeliers, brass railed pulpits, gold crowns and copper plates belonging to 10th century. The flooring of this synagogue is made up of 18th century hand painted porcelain tiles of China and each one of this hundred tiles are unique.
The building is adjacent to Mattanchery palace in Jew street. The visitors are allowed inside the synagogue from 10 am to 12 noon and 3 pm to 5pm on all days except Fridays, Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Cochin international airport, Ernakulam railway station, and the road services makes the accessibility to the place easier.
This well preserved wooden palace welcomes tourists and an abundant group of archeologists with its exquisite floral carvings, black glossy granite floor, magnificent 18th century murals, secret underground passage and colored mica windows. This palace showcases the richness of Travancore dynasty which ruled the southern part of Kerala.
This palace is currently not in Kerala but 64 km away from Thiruvananthapuram city.
Thalassery fort was the military center of British rule and it stands as the monument of colonial imperialism. British East India Company constructed this fort with carved doors, secret tunnels and two underground chambers.
The fort which is at the heart of Thalassery city is in Kannur district. The nearest railway station is Thalassery railway station. Frequent bus services and auto,
taxi services will help you to reach the fort.
Hill Palace Museum is considered to be the largest museum in Kerala. Museum displays majestic beds, paintings, carvings and samples of epigraphy belonging to the royal family of Kochi.
The display of antique paintings and relics belonging to the bygone kingdom fascinates the visitors.
This elegant looking palace with traditional architecture is now a full fledged ethno-archeological museum. You can visit the museum from 9 am to 5 pm on all days except Mondays. Hill palace is situated at Thripunithura in Kochi, on the way to the famous Chottanikkara temple.