Kerala is a grand myriad of art and culture. With its unique scenery and exclusive geography, this quirky land has lured the attention of many traffickers and dreamers. Kerala was once the stomping ground of Portuguese, Britons and Jewish community. In the museums of Kerala, tourist can recall years of Kerala history and creativity. Kerala has an astounding collection of museums and galleries. The dazzling treasures trove in each and every gallery is antiquated and distinctive. Whether its art, science, culture or biodiversity, here one can found a museum of every discipline.
At Hill Palace museum tourists can see through the luxurious life of Kerala Maharajas. The 54 acre wide property of museum has 49 building built in a traditional architectural style of Kerala. Here one can see Deer Park, heritage library, and archaeological archives within its complex. Built in 1865, till today it is the largest archaeological in Kerala. The museum also houses a gallery of contemporary art. Inside the museum, one will come across 14 varieties of exhibits including paintings, murals, sculpture in stone and plaster of Paris, manuscripts, inscriptions, carvings and many other items.
Other museums in Kerala which are famous for its astounding art are Archaeological Museum (Thrissur), Napier Museum (Trivandrum), Natural History Museum (Thiruvananthapuram), Chacha Nehru Children's Museum (Thiruvananthapuram), Thakazhi Museum (Alappuzha) and Smritimandapam (Alappuzha).
Museums of Kerala not only exhibit historical chronicle but many aeronautical facts as well. The best example of such diverse museum is Priyadarshini Planetarium in Trivandrum. The museums tell all about stars, aeronautical and also broadcast 3D shows for kids. Kerala is acknowledged all over Indian for its dance and cultural performances. Kerala Folklore and Culture Museum is a rich amalgamation of architecture and traditional forms of Kerala. If ever get an opportunity, do watch the live performances of dances like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Bharatanatyam and Kalaripayattu which are organised here.
The introduction of Kerala is incomplete without the mention of tea and spice plantation. Munnar in Kerala is quite known for Tata museum. For all the teetotallers, Kerala is the place to be. A renowned tea brand, Tata Tea recently opened a museum in Munnar which houses curious, photographs and machinery, each depicting a turning point that contributed to a flourishing tea industry, as seen today in the region.
Water Museum and Biopark in Kozhikode signifies the importance of water. Inside the museum, one can see the sculptures showcasing about the different techniques of farming. The most interesting section of the water museum that invites the visitors' attention is the display which highlights about the traditional agrarian techniques practiced in Kerala.
India has one of the most powerful naval army in the world. There is a section inside the museum which showcases the Indian Navy's share of glory. A section of the museum presents interesting aspects of shipbuilding activities in India.
Whether the tourists are looking for ancient artefacts or colourful paintings, the best things related history are solidified in this museum of Kerala. Visit these prestigious museums and witness the archaeological and artistic treasures of Kerala.