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Monuments in Kerala

A rare blend of myth and history gives Kerala a unique charm. In this land, the tourist who is also a traveller in time can enjoy a journey to the enchanting past on the wings of its ancient legacy.

In this land of diversity, history unravels in myriad ways. Archeological museums, art galleries, palace hotels, historical monuments, wood and metal sculptures, murals, paintings, ancient scripts, royal chambers, forts, temples, chapels and synagogues.

May be Kerala is not having as attractive or breathtaking forts and monuments like the states of Rajasthan and Delhi, but one cannot underestimate the surprises that Kerala has instored for those who are looking for something different.

monuments in kerala Kerala has a rich repertoire of historic and cultural monuments, which represent a unique amalgam of various styles of architecture. Nalukettu is the main architectural style though in regions like Fort Kochi, a curious mix of European, Chinese, Jewish and Arabic styles are evident in the architecture.The significant monuments in Kerala include Jewish Synagogue, Kaudiar Palace and Mattancherry Palace.

Major Monuments Of Kerala
§ Jewish Synagogue : The Synagogue at Fort Kochi,constructed in 1568, is the oldest in the Commonwealth. Destroyed in a shelling during the Portuguese raid in 1662, it was rebuilt two years later by the Dutch.

Scrolls of Old Testament and a number of copper plates inscribed in the Hebrew script are preserved in this Synagogue. This synagogue stands out as a testimony of communal harmony in the state for centuries. read more ...

§ Kaudiar Palace : This palace, home of the late Maharaja Sree Chitra Thirunal Bala Rama Varma and his family is off limits to the public. But the view of the grand old building from the gate is excellent. read more ...

§ Mattancherry Palace : Built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi, the Palace was renovated in 1663 by the Dutch. The palace with a Bhagavathi temple in the central courtyard is built like the typical Kerala style mansion - the Nalukettu - the home of the aristocracy, nobility and upper classes, with four separate wings opening out to a central courtyard. read more ...

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