About Mattancherry Palace Museum

Located 12 km away from Ernakulam, Mattanchery represents Portuguese architecture and culture. The palace is spread across two floors with a huge building and long halls. There is a central courtyard where Pazhayannur Bhagavathi, the deity of the royal family can be found. Visitors will find two temples within the premises as well. One of the temples is dedicated to Lord Krishna and the other to Lord Shiva. The upper floor of the palace contains the museum. One can see features of European architecture in the palace as well. The best thing about the palace is its mural paintings. The themes of the paintings range from scenes in Ramayana, Kerala literature and puranic legends connected with Krishna. In the bed chamber, one can find murals depicting iconic scenes from the Ramayana. The images of deities can also be found magnanimously painted across several walls of the palace. The ladies chamber contains paintings depicting the marriage of Parvati with Shiva, while stories relating to Krishna Leela can be found in the adjoining rooms. Moreover, there are many exhibits in the museum like portraits of Cochin Kings, weapons, umbrellas, coins, stamps and swords.

Monument Information


Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala 682002

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Cochin International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Ernakulam Junction railway station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Central Bus Station Thiruvananthapuram

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm


  • Monsoon : Maximum: 34°C, Minimum: 25 °C.

    Summer : Maximum: 37°C, Minimum: 20 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 33°C, Minimum: 17 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (October to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Basic Amenities Available

Contact Details

  • Phone: +91 487 2365616
  • E-mail: circlethr.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax