The rich historical heritage of Kerala is pretty much evident from the number of forts and palaces Kerala has. Many empires and many rulers have ruled the place and thus, Kerala has a plethora of forts & palaces. Here, we shall provide information about the various magnificent palaces and forts of Kerala, India that have withstood the bouts of time till today to tell the stories of Kerala’s brave hearts.
Bolghatty Palace is a beautiful monument located on the Bolghatty Island just off the coast of Cochin. It is easily accessible with the help of the ferry services that are provided for tourists.
The Chendamangalam Fort is located in a small town in Ernakulam district of Cochin. Chendamangalam Fort of Kochi is situated at about 42 kilometers from Ernakulam.
Kunchan Smarakam Fort
Located 30 kilometers from Palakkad, the Kunchan Smarakam fort of Palakkad Kerala is not a usual historical monument. It is a memorial built as a tribute for the famous poet of Kerala, Kunchan Nambiar.
Located at Nedumangad, 18 kilometers from Trivandrum, Koyikkal Palace is a major tourist attraction. This ancient palace is built in the traditional Kerala architectural style with slanting roofs and a courtyard inside.
The Mattancherry Palace is also known Dutch Palace of Kochi. The Portuguese built it and they gifted it to the Maharaja of Kochi, Veera Kerala Varma. It acquired the name “Dutch Palace” after the Dutch renovated it in the year 1663.
Located in the Kottayam, Poonjar Palace is scintillating evidence of the magnificent and royal collection of the rich past of this place. The palace has an amazing collection of royal antiques like a palanquin, weapons of warfare, grand chandeliers, jewel boxes and beautiful sculptures of Nataraja (dancing pose of Lord Shiva).
Located in a small village called Padmanabhapuram, at a distance of 65 kilometers from Trivandrum, Padmanabhapuram Palace is a magnificent palace that speaks volumes about the ancient architecture of Kerala.
Sakthan Thampuran Palace
The Trichur Sakthan Thampuran Palace located in Kerala is an important landmark in the town and also has much historical significance. It is a major tourist attraction and all history lovers will definitely want to go through this magnificent piece of historical significance.