Kerala Museums & Art Galleries

Kerala Museums & Art Galleries

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.

Seminars and Art Exhibitions

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.

Town Hall Art Gallery Thrissur (Chitralayam)

The Town Hall Art Gallery is an important landmark and attraction in Thrissur. It is also known as Chitralayam Art Gallery, a reformed name of its original name i.e. Sree Mulam Chithrasala. The gallery, through the seminars and art-exhibitions, displays the rich tradition, cultural heritage and renowned art forms of… read more

Zoological Park

One of the first zoos in India, it was established as early as 1859. A reptile house with different species of snakes and a vulture house are also located within the premises. Plastic is banned inside the park. Entrance fee: Adults: Rs. 10, Children between 5 - 12 yrs: Rs.… read more

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