Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesCouples, Families
Rank15 out of 159 attractions in Cochin
Places to stay near Mattancherry Palace
Reviews of Mattancherry Palace • 6
Right next to Jew Town is the Dutch palace. The Dutch palace was under the Dutch and showcases the history of Kochi, its gradual evolution, and the people that shaped Kochi's history. Also, intricately painted and maintained are the depictions of Ramayana on the walls. This is also a good place to visit and to know the history of the city.
• Mattancherry Palace: From the Jew Street, I headed to the Mattacherry Palace or the Dutch Palace. Built and gifted in 1555 to Veera Kerala Verma, traditionally believed to be the first king of Cochin, by the Portuguese, this palace houses murals, portraits, stamps, artilleries, coins, and many more exhibits of the Rajas of Cochin. Soak yourself in the colonial influence within the walls of this palace.o Timings: Open on all days except Friday(10.00 AM to 5.00 PM)o Entry Ticket: Required
3) The Mattancherry Palace The palace is a quadrangular structure built in Nalukettu style, the traditional Kerala style of architecture, with a courtyard in the middle. This palace is under control of ASI and its archeological museum is housed here. It has portrait gallery of the Cochin Rajas and notable for some of the best mythological murals in India, which are in the best traditions of Hindu temple art.
Its a boutique hotel and extremely pretty. I have booked it earlier via Expedia.com and check in was fuss-free. Later in the noon, after a delicious lunch at the Spice Fort Hotel Kochi, which is located at princess street, the place for shopping, I headed for Jewish Synagogue and Dutch palace or Mattancherry Palace. If you want to visit all historical places, I would suggest you to start your journey from princess street because all historical places are adjacent to it.
2. Mattancherry Palace
This is a Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese and gifted to Raja Kerala Verma. The palace houses some great paintings, murals, wood carvings and furnitures. Photography is not permitted inside the palace.