Location: Durbar Hall Road, Ernakulam
Highlights: It boasts of an impressive collection of 19th
century paintings, ancient monuments and coins et al.
How to Reach: You can easily get a taxi, auto-rickshaw or bus to
Pareekshith Thampuran Museum is a very good archeological museum
located near the Shiva temple, on the Durbar Hall Road at Ernakulam.
This museum boasts of an impressive collection of 19th century
paintings, ancient monuments and coins, scriptures made in stone and
Plaster of Paris, murals as well as memorabilia belonging to the Cochin
royal family. Infact, Parikshit Thampuran Museum is counted amongst the
best museums of not only Kerala, but the whole of the Indian
Much before it was turned into a museum, the building housing it was
used as a venue to receive the guests of the Kochi royalty. It also
substituted as a place for official ceremonies and meetings. The most
attractive part of this magnanimous structure is the former guest room,
or the durbar hall, of the Kochi rajas. It has a sprawling, stringently
Kerala style structure. The museum is, now, under the administration of
the State Archaeological Department, which named it after Rama Varma
Parikshith Thampuran, the Royal family's last ruler.
This article tells you about the Pareekshith/ Parikshit Thampuran Museum in Cochin / Kochi city of Kerala.