Kerala exhaled as Gods own country due to its celestial natural beauty pristine valleys, moderate climate is a really a paradise to visit in the planet. Kerala is also famous for its arts, festivals, traditions crafts form time immemorial, and the state is proud to preserve many Art galleries , Museums , in their natural gorgeous splendor . Kerala has been ruled by many king dynasty and with passing of time their palaces, forts, royal possessions have been converted to museums for public. Raja Ravi Varma, K.C.S. Paniker, T.K. Padmini, Bose Krishnamachari b,are contributions of kerala to world Arts . Their works have been admired by world and the paintings of Ravi varma known for its beauty and excellence. Many tourists from across the world along with the native tourists pay visit to these art galleries in Kerala. While visiting these art galleries, the foreign tourists as well as the local tourists purchase art related goods, paintings and sculptures. The art galleries and museums in Kerala fall into various categories such as archeological museums, art museums, hill palace museums, historical museums, temple museums
Ambalavayal Heritage Museum
Ambalavaya Heritage Museum the best maintained museums in Malabar region is at Wayanad. This archaeological museum attracts common people, archaeologists and historians.It displays huge collections of vestige and antiques of 2nd Century AD... These displays include ancient hunting instruments like bows and arrows, stone weapons, clay sculptors and various other items like tribal pottery, rock engravings. This museum gives an insight to culture ,life their knowledge in day to day life aboutnature .
The Krishna Menon Museum located at kozhikode is a treasure house of Masterio Arist Raja Ravi varma paintings. V.K. Krishna Menon, former Indian Defence Minister and national leaders collections of his personnel belongings , souvenirs etsc are also displayed in this Museum .Ajdacent to the Krishna Menon Museuman art gallery that houses a good collection of paintings by Raja Raja Varma and Raja Ravi Varma can be seen .. This museum is devoted to the memorabilia of the late V.K. Krishna Menon, former Indian Defence Minister and national leader.
.The Arakkal Palace
The Arakkal palace formerly belonged to Arakkal Royal Family only Muslim Royal dynasty in Kerala . This palace is now under archeological department and considered as a monument. The palace is located just at Kannur district of kerala ands so is easily accessible to the tourists. The palace exhibits old records, maps and drawings of surveys and many other manuscripts that highlights the influence of the Muslim rulers , their monopoly in trade of spices , their influence in the society .
Museum of Kerala History
The Museum of Kerala History is located at Kochi Kerala The museum displays the the history of Kerala from early inhabitants to the modern era with sound and light effect .. Here one can see 38 life-size kerala history is portrayed in multiple visuals, reflecting the cultural and social history of Kerala. The Visitor can get have a quick glimpse of Kerala's history in the past 2000 years The museum displays makers giants reformers in kerala History in life-size sculptures of concrete, together with the background music and commentary. It Explores you through the glimpses of the vastness and diversity of Kerala's history over the centuries.
The Pazhassi Raja Museum the 'Lion of Kerala', located at Kozhikode , is a treasure house for historians and lovers of art. The museum is under the of the Archaeological Department of the State.Raja of Pazhassi was a freedom fighter if indi awho waged guerilla warfare in the hills of Wayanad to resist the British colonialism. The museum and the art gallery are named after the great Pazhassiraja Kerala Varma of the Padinjare Kovilakom of the Kottayam Royal Family. The museum has on its display ancient murals, antique bronzes and coins, megalithic relics such as diamond cysts, temple miniaturesetc .
The Kerala State Science & Technology Museum is established at Trvandrum with a view to foster science and technology among students and to serve the community to make them aware of science and technology in life .The museum has galleries on electricity, electronics, power and motion mechanics with more than 300 exhibits, galleries on Popular Science, Mathematics, Auto mobile, Bio-medical Engineering, Computer and Solar energy, Priyadarsini Planetarium, Science Park, a Mobile Science Exhibition Unit, a Play Park with Educational playing devices, Energy Park, 3D theatre, etc . A well equipped library is an important attraction of this museum. The museum mainly satisfies the curiositiesofhighschoolstudentsinterestedinSciencesubjects.
Hill Palace Museum
The hill palace Museum located at tripunithara Kochi was opened to the public in 1986 used to be the official residence of the Kochi Royal family till middle of 20th century. The Hill palace was the residence of Royal family and was converted to museum later. Museum collections are from Royal palace .The museum has 18 Galleries which includes . The Palium gallery (donated by the Paliyathachan's family Portait Gallery Portraits, Wood Carvings Gallery, Various wood carvings- Jewellery Gallery Epigraphy Gallery Stone inscriptions ,Folklore and Folk Arts, Charriots Gallery Horse Carts Weapons Gallery etc , This museum is keralas first ever Heritage Museum . The huge area over which the museum is spread provides the facilities for other recreation activities as well. . All sorts of flora of Kerala including rare medicinal plants are found here.. A Deer park is also maintained at the museum .
Kuthiramalika Palace Museum
Kuthiramalika Palace Museum Horse Palace which belonged to The 18th-century Palace Museum, Horse Palace is locatedatThrivuvananthapuram near Padmanabhaswamy Temple . This place museum is constructed in Travancore Style architecture . The Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Balarama Varma of Travancore built the Kuthiramalika Palace.This heritage museum is unique in its architectural style ans designs .This museum has rare collections of Paintings , Collections from Royal family .,Magnificent ivory cots, thrones of kings, a musical tree that produces the eight 'swaras' when tapped and other such wonders are a few of the attractions of the museum. Lifesize Kathakali figures stand in the dance room.
This museum building comprising Museum and Natural History is located at Thiruvanthapuram capital of Kerala One can see for himself the keralas rich cultural heritage at the museum Napier Museum built in the 19th century reveals the An architectural splendor existed in those days together with excellence in the archeological possessions the museum holds. Visitor can detect traditional Kerala style with the Chinese and Mughal influences much evident in its architecture. This museum houses a rare collection of archaeological and historical artifacts. Historic artifacts, bronze idols, ancient ornaments, a temple chariot and ivory carvings. Natural History Museum has excellent galleries like the skeletal, bird, animal, stuffed bids animals etc
Priyadarshini Planetorium is one of the most advanced sophisticated planetarium in India located at Thiruvananthapuram .. . The planetarium complex has a centrally air-conditioned sky theatre, conference hall, workshops and a sound-studio This fabulous planetarium complex has a centrally air conditioned Sky theatre of planetarium with seating capacity of 184 pax . The planetarium organises various science-related shows, the best example being – “Man and the Universe", which deals with the origin and different stages of development of astronomy, the structure of different planets and the origin of the Universe.
Sree Chitra Art Gallery located at Thiruvananthapuram houses rare collections of raja ravi varma paintings , Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich; exquisite works from the Mughal, Rajput and Tanjore schools of art. One can see oriental collection consisting of paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali with great visual effect . Great portraits of Raja Ravi Varma's works ,number of portraits of kings and their families, British residents and distinguished individuals are displayed at the Galary . The collection also includes unique copies of Indian mural paintings from pre-historic times down to the 18th Century.
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