Historical Places in Kerala

For every nation and for every state, there are some sites / locations that are related to its history. God's own country Kerala too has a few well-known sites, that point to its history. The Kerala historical places include Kerala secretariat, museums and art-galleries, remainings of forts and palaces, temples, churches, etc. While some are related to kings who ruled the state in the past, some are related to religions and culture of the state. Here Visitor Kerala has listed out most prominent ones among them.

Bolghatty Palace

The Bolghatty Palace was built by the Dutch in 1744. Later, it became the seat of the British Resident of Cochin. Today, it is a heritage hotel run by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC), with lush green lawns surrounding it. It also has a mini-golf course. The hotel is on… read more


Chendamangalam is a small town located around 42 km away from Ernakulam. This small town is one of the top tourist destinations as well as historical places in Kerala. While the tourists are attracted to Chendamangalam's charming beauty which is bestowed to it by a perfect combination of rivers, streams,… read more

Fort Kochi

Just 13 km from Jose jn, in the heart of Ernakulam, lies Fort Kochi, by far the best part of Kochi. Once an obscure fishing village, it became the first European township in India. Today, Fort Kochi, with the arresting sight of the sun setting into the Arabian sea behind… read more


Kadamattom Church The Kadamattom Church is one of the ancient churches in India, situated not far away from Kolenchery town, near Muvattupuzha. The church is believed to have been established in 9th century AD. There is no concrete evidence of the exact date of the establishment of the church. Some… read more

Kanakakunnu Palace

Kanakakunnu Palace was constructed during the reign of His Highness Sree Moolam Thirunal Maharaja, a famous Travancore king who ruled the Travancore Kingdom from 1885 to 1924. The palace was originally used as the guest house by the Travancore kings. Kanakakunnu Palace now belongs to the Kerala State Government. The… read more

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