(Last Updated on : 24-11-2014)
Kerala, meaning the 'land of coconut' or 'land of the Chera' is a typical state with a regal grandeur of its own. It has a majestic look for its natural beauty and eloquence.
In this beautiful state, is located the Archaeological Museum at Cochin. Known as the Cochin Hill Palace, this museum was transformed from a palace to a museum.
This museum has galleries of crafts, arts, paintings, weapons, old horse driven carriages, ornaments of royal use and a large variety of other items used by the rulers of Kerala. A protected room is used to with modern inspection equipments to exhibit the ornaments and jewelries of the kings.
People visiting Kerala are sure to visit the place. The entry fee is not very high. It is only Rs 11 for adults and Rs 7 for children of 5-12years. Mobile phones and cameras are not allowed inside the museum. Ordinary still camera can be used outside campus. A charge of Rs 20 has to be paid for the still cameras and Rs 1500 for the video cameras.
In addition to these, shoes are also not allowed inside the main building. Shoes can be kept in a counter. There are parking fees too. Two wheeler vehicles fees is Rs 5 and that of the four wheelers like the buses and others is Rs 30.
The Archaeological Museum , Cochin welcomes people to visit in between 9am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 4:30pm. Again from 4:30 onwards till 6 o'clock in the evening, people are allowed only to enter the campus up to the children park. The museum remains closed on Mondays. Other than these, there is a canteen for the visitors to enjoy food and also a dear park and a children park.
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