The Sakthan Thampuran Palace

The Sakthan Thampuran palace is situated in the Thrissur district of Kerala. If you are interested in history then this is the place for you to visit. In the chronicles of the Perumpadappu Swaroopam, the former dynasty that ruled Kochi, the palace has been considered a landmark. The Shakthan Thampuran Palace reflects a number of exciting and exceptional aspects of the erstwhile rulers of Kochi.

The architecture of Sakthan Thampuran palace was inspired by the Dutch and Kerala style of architecture. It is among the few architectural structures of this kind in Kerala. The two-storied building forms the main structure of the palace and it also has a Kerala style Naalukettu. There's a huge museum in the palace with anumber of galleries like the Epigraphy gallery, the Bronze gallery, the Numismatics gallery, a Sculpture gallery.

Some of the striking features of the Sakthan Thampuran Palace are high roofs, spacious rooms and extra thick walls. The floor of the palace is covered with lightly smoothened Italian marbles. The lavish interiors of the palace are very attractive and offer relaxed and pleasant staying conditions.

The Sakthan Thampuran palace in Thrissur has a very old Serpent Grove, where serpents are worshiped. The Heritage Garden is situated on the southern side of the Shakthan Palace. Recently the garden has been set up to display and preserve some of the local varieties of plants and trees found in Kerala. On the northeastern part of the palace lies the archaeological garden, which has collections from the Stone Age that were recovered from the outskirts of Thrissur.

Last Updated on 17/06/2013