Kerala is not only one of the must-see tourist destinations in the world, but also a home of arts and crafts. Kerala is well-known for its arts and crafts from time immemorial. Though many of those precious art works were lost, a good share of them is well-preserved in art galleries and museums. Thus in short, visiting an art gallery or museum is a must to know more about Kerala’s art and art works of the ancient period.
Kerala is well known for its art and artistic talents. The state which is hailed as God's own country is proud to have given birth to many renowned artists, painters and sculptors like Raja Ravi Varma, K.C.S. Paniker, T.K. Padmini, Bose Krishnamachari, Paris Viswanathan, and so many others. Now art galleries of Kerala remain a major source for everyone to view their original sculptures, paintings as well as drawings. Every day thousands of 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, etc. Majority of the art galleries in Kerala is located in cities like Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, etc.
These art galleries remain a major venue for various seminars and painting exhibitions. These exhibitions and seminars, held round the year, remain major highlights of these art galleries as they help create an awareness of the renowned art works of Kerala in the minds of people. Tourists enjoy spending time roaming inside the art galleries as they provide a better viewing-experience to them.
Opened in 1993, this museum depicts the history of the Travancore Royal Family and displays their personal belongings and artefacts. Old newspaper footage and deeds describing events are also exhibited. Sree Chithra Enclave is located inside the Museum Complex in Thiruvananthapuram. read more
Located near the Napier Museum, this art gallery opened in 1935 by then Maharaja Sree Chithira Thirunal, displays original paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Svetlova and Nicholas Roerich; exquisite works from the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore schools of art in India as well as paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and… read more
While visiting the charming streams and lofty green mountain ranges of Munnar, the most adorned spouse of God’s Own Country, you may forget yourself in its beauty. Looking at the mountain tops you may feel that they are touching the sky and when you look down on to the valleys… read more
The Science and Technology Museum Complex at Thiruvananthapuram houses galleries on electricity, electronics, power & motion, mechanics, popular science, mathematics, solar energy as well as automobile, computer and biomedical engineering. Visiting Hours: Open 10.00 - 17.00 hrs. Closed on Mondays. read more
Located 2 km. from Thrissur town, Thrissur Zoo & Museum, started functioning sometime in 1885. It has a variety of fauna, like the lion tailed macaque, sloth bear, numerous species of birds and deer. The snake park has a reptilian collection of king cobras, cobras, python, kraits, vipers and rat… read more