Mattancherry Palace, Kochi
After the Portuguese settlements started flourishing in Kerala, both the local ruler and the foreign forces grew up as strong and close allies. A reminiscent of this strong relation, the Portuguese rulers gifted the Mattancherry Palace in Mattancherry to the then ruler of Cochin as a token of friendship and harmony.
Also called the ‘Dutch Palace’, this opulent building showcases the typical ‘Nālukettu’ form of architecture and is built in a quadrangular form. One of the main landmarks and tourist attractions in Kerala, the palace also houses some of the liveliest mythological mural paintings in the country. Other attractions of Dutch Palace include ornate ceilings, traditional floors, stunning arches, and lot more.
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (42km)
Nearest Railway Station: Ernakulam Central (10km)
Nearest Bus Stand: KSRTC Bus Stand, Cochin