Pristine beaches, palm trees, soothing greenery all around and the backwaters – these are the things that come to your mind when you think of Kerala, “God’s Own Country”. The natural beauty of Kerala can make one speechless. If you are planning a trip to this South Indian State, you are surely going to have a memorable experience. The hospitality of the locals, the picturesque surrounding, the mouthwatering cuisine and the rich culture of Kerala will leave you awestruck and make you come back to this place again and again.
There are so many different things to do in Kerala that it is advised that you make a list of tourist sites that you want to explore and activities that you wish to enjoy. Otherwise it is quite natural for you to feel lost. Whether you take interest in natural wonders or architectural marvels, history and culture or sports, Kerala will never disappoint you. It has a variety of attractions to satisfy tourists with different tastes.
If you wish to know about the history and culture of Kerala, a visit to the Sree Chitra Enclave is a must for you. It is one of the finest tourist attractions of Kerala. The old police station building houses the enclave. Opened in 1993, this enclave is dedicated to Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma who was the last king of Travancore and who reigned between 1912 and 1991.
This museum tells the history of the royal family of Travancore. It depicts the enriching contribution of the royal family. It exhibits the landmarks that mark the evolution of the state of Travancore. You can get a glimpse of the geographical as well as the socio-cultural history of Travancore at Shree Chithra Enclave which is one of the best museums in Kerala.
The Sree Chithra Enclave is homage to the Maharaja of Travancore for his legendary contributions for the state. The museum houses several things including the chariot used by the king, models of Maharaja and Amma Maharani, stamps, coins, medals, swords and other belongings of the royal family. You can also come to know about interesting facts of the past by watching the audio visual presentation.
This museum will simply mesmerize you. The story of the royal family, the exhibits, the pleasant atmosphere everything will come together to take you to a world of the bygone days. A visit to the Shree Chithra Enclave is included in most of the packages offered by the hotels in Kerala. Enquire at the travel desk of the hotel Kerala you are staying in to know whether any such guided tour is offered by them. Availing such a guided tour is the best way to explore this museum.