Shakthan Thampuran Palace,Palace & Museum, Thrissur – Kerala

Shakthan Thampuran Palace is situated in City of Thrissur in Kerala state, India . It is named as Vadakkekara Palace, was reconstructed in Kerala-Dutch style in 1795 by Ramavarma Thampuran of the erstwhile Princely State of Cochin, as well as Sakthan Thampuran (Greatest ruler of the Cochin dynasty) is preserved by Archaeological Department. The palace was converted into a museum in 2005 by State.

The main structure of the Sakthan Thampuran Palace has a two-storeyed building and a traditional Kerala style Nālukettu. High-ceilinged, extra thick walls, spacious rooms and floors paved with finely smoothened Italian marbles are some of the structural specialties of this palace. The interiors of the palace, Because of its unique construction offer comfortable and pleasant staying conditions irrespective of the prevailing weather conditions.

The museum displays Bronze Gallery where one can find bronze statues belonging to the period between the 12th and the 18th centuries, Sculpture gallery displaying granite statues from the 9th century to the 17th century, Numismatics Gallery, which systematically displays ancient coins, which were in circulation In the former province of Kochi and neighboring kingdoms and the history gallery depicting some of the milestones of the Kochi dynasty and the Epigraphy Gallery showcasing the genesis and evolution of ancient writings. Other galleries of interest at the palace include, the Gallery for Household Utensils made of bronze and copper, used by the rulers of Kochi;