Mattancherry Dutch Palace

About Mattancherry Dutch Palace:

The Mattancherry Palace is a palace popularly known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala which features Kerala murals depicting portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi. The palace was included in the “tentative list” of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Palace was built and gifted by the Portuguese as a present to the king of Cochin around 1545.[1] The palace was built to appease the king after they plundered a temple nearby.The landing of Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese explorer at Kappad in 1498 was welcomed by the Kochi rulers. They were given exclusive right to construct factories. The Portuguese repulsed the repeated attacks of the Zamorians and the Cochin Rajas practically became vassals of the Portuguese. The influence of the Portuguese were supplanted by the Dutch and they took over Mattancherry in 1663. Each room in the palace is constructed with lot of designs and architecture. A good place which is well maintained by ASI.


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A good palace with paintings, remains of kings life. It also has lot of historical details written and ordered well.
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, July, Summer, August, September, Autumn, October, November, Monsoon
Location: Kochi, Ernakulam, Kerala, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Cochin International Airport

The nearest Airport Cochin International Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Cochin International Airport to Mattancherry Dutch Palace is 40.9kms

Railway Station: kochi railway station

The nearest Railway station kochi railway station . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between kochi railway station to Mattancherry Dutch Palace is 6.4kms

Bus Stand: kochi Bus stand

The nearest Bus Stand kochi Bus stand. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between kochi Bus stand to Mattancherry Dutch Palace is 2.7kms

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