Historic places

 

Historic Places

Some of the historic places in Kerala for tourists to visit are

Dutch Palace : This palace is located in Mattanchery near Cochin. This Palace was originally built by the Portuguese and later renovated by Dutch. It was presented to the ruler of Kochi. many tourists who are interested in the history of Kerala visit this place.

Bolgatty Palace : is a historic place located in Cochin. It can be reached by car. It was originally built by Dutch.  It is now transformed into a heritage hotel. Accommodation facilities are available for tourists. There is also a marina nearby.

Jewish synagouge : is located in Mattanchery in Kochi. It was built several hundred years ago  by Jewish traders who settled in  Kochi. The Synagogue is open for visitors except on Saturdays and Sundays.

Kappad : is a beach located in Kozhikode district of Kerala. It is here that Vasco da Gama first landed. This place can be reached from Kozhikode railway station and Calicut airport.

Tripunithura hill palace : is situated very close to Kochi city. There is a Hill palace museum here. It was originally the administrative office of the Kochi Rajas.

Bekal Fort : is located in Kasargod district of Kerala. It was built in the year 1650.  The fort is situated very close to the sea. It is possible that the Fort was constructed to prevent an attack from the sea.

St. Francis Church: is located in Cochin. It was in this church that Vasco Da Gama was first buried. The body was later taken to Portugal.  It is also one of the oldest European churches in India.  Due to its historic importance, many tourists who come to Kochi visit this church.

Cheraman Juma Masjid : is situated in Kodungallur in Thrissur district of Kerala. This mosque is believed to be the first mosque in India. It is named after Cheraman Permal who was then the ruler. The mosque was constructed by Arab traders who visited Kerala.

These are the most important historic places in Kerala