Also known as ‘Palace Thoppu’ or ‘Vadkkekkara Palace’, the campus covers an area of 6 acres. It was reconstructed in Kerala-Dutch style in 1795 by Ramavarma Sakthan Thampuran The palace has three ‘shavakudeerams’ or tombs, including that of Sakthan Thampuran, the greatest ruler of the Cochin Dynasty and the architect of modern Thrissur. The palace was converted into a museum in 2005 by State. The main structure of the Sakthan Thampuran Palace has a two-storied building and a traditional Kerala style N?lukettu. High roofs, 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 has bronze, numismatics and sculpture galleries. The palace has a very old Sarpakavu (sacred serpent grove) in its premises with Naga raja and Nagayakshi as the deities under a Saptarna tree. Located on the southern side of the Shakthan Palace is the Heritage Garden, set up recently to exhibit and preserve some of the indigenous varieties of plants and trees of Kerala. The archaeological garden, situated in the northeastern part of the palace, has collections from the Stone Age recovered from the outskirts of Thrissur city.


  • Located in Thrissur city, 2 km from Thrissur Railway Station in Chembukkavu


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