Monday, April 13, 2009

Hill Palace

Thripunithura Hill palace, the largest archaeological museum in Kerala and the erstwhile official residence of the Kochi Royal Family, that was built in 1865. Hill Palace is situated at a distance of about 3 kms from Mulanthuruthy . The palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style of Kerala and is surrounded by 52 acres of terraced land with ponds, fountains and lawns. A full fledged ethno archaeological museum and Kerala’s first ever Heritage museum are the main attractions here.

The oldest building in the complex is a single storeyed Kerala style ‘ettukettu’ constructed around 1850 AD with an adjacent pond, temple and urappura. The other buildings are a combination of traditional and western architecture. The latest construction was a three storeyed western style building constructed in 1950 which used to function as the office. Hill palace enjoys the status of an important destination for both international and domestic tourists.


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Mulanthuruthy is a beautiful village town in the outskirt of ernakulam city. Mulanthuruthy also holds the Grama Panchayat and Block Panchayath with the same name.Located in the eastern middle part of Ernakulam District, the Mulanthuruthy area is blessed with unmatched natural beauty. You will find enchanting back waters, historic monuments, sacred pilgrim centres, magical festivals, spectacular art forms, splendid cultural heritage, spicy cuisine and unadulterated countryside life - all in this charming village.

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Locally relevant content is a need of time.This blog is an attempt to collect and disseminate relevant content about Mulanthuruthy, a village I loved so much in living in. I have put an effort to collect many a content relevant to Mulanthuruthy. Still I know that many parts are missing.Hopefully in the course of time, with help of like minded people, I may be able to develop this blog as a comprehensive one. :)

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