If you are a history maniac and have decided to visit Kerala, be sure that you will not be disappointed. Kerala has a treasure trove for history lovers. The rich history of the South Indian state will simply leave you mesmerized. There are so many historical places in Kerala that covering all of them in a single trip is almost impossible. So it is better to make a list of the famous historical places while you plan things to do in Kerala.
Ambalavayal Museum: This heritage museum exhibits the largest collection of the remnants that belong to 2nd century AD. The collection tells the story of an advanced civilization that used to exist in the mountains of Wayanad.
Anchunthengu Fort: This fort was built by the English East India Company in the 17th century. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, the Anchunthengu Fort displays some relics of the first tradition station of the British on the Malabar Coast.
Bastion Bunglow: Dating back to 1667 AD, this site has received its name from its position. Located on the site of the old Stromberg Bastion this construction reflects Indo-European architectural style.
Bekal Fort: Since the British era, this fort has been taken care of by the Archaeological Survey of India. This fort is about 350 years old. It is the largest fort of Kerala.
Bolghotty Palace: Built in 1744 by the Dutch, the palace is located on an island of Ernakulam. Initially it was the residence of the Dutch Governor. Later it became the home of the British Residents.
Dutch Palace: Built by the Portuguese, this palace is located in Mattanchery. This palace was gifted to the King of Cochin in 1555. The Dutch renovated this palace during their reign in this region. Since then it is known as the Dutch Palace.
Government Museum: Located inside a spacious park and zoological garden, this museum was founded in 1857. You can get a glimpse of the rich legacy of wood, stone and bronze sculpture of Kerala in this museum.
Hill Palace: Visiting this palace will tell you about the wealth and treasure of the royal family of Cochin. You can also see the thrown and the crown in this museum. Other displays include paintings, majestic beds, carvings as well as a few samples of epigraphy. This tourist attraction is referred by the travel desks of all the hotels in Kerala to the guests.
Jewish Synagogue: This imposing structure was built when the Jews settled in Mattancherry in 1568. The floor of the synagogue is made with hand painted willow pattern tiles that were brought from China.
Exploring these historical places of Kerala will be a rare experience for you.