Koyikkal Palace

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8°36′31.55″N 77°0′11.37″E / 8.6087639°N 77.0031583°E / 8.6087639; 77.0031583Coordinates: 8°36′31.55″N 77°0′11.37″E / 8.6087639°N 77.0031583°E / 8.6087639; 77.0031583

Koyikkal Palace and Museum
Koyikkal Palace Nedumangadu.JPG
Established1677
LocationNedumangad, Kerala, India
TypeArt museum, Archaeology museum

The Koyikkal Palace is a palace situated in Nedumangadu, Thiruvananthapuram District, Kerala in South India.[1] The palace was built in 16th century for Umayamma Rani of the Venad Royal Family.[2] Umayamma Rani was the queen of Venad between 1677 and 1684.[3][4] The palace is a double storeyed building and built with traditional architectural style of Kerala.

The palace is maintained by the Kerala State Department of Archaeology. There is a Folklore Museum and a Numismatics Museum are working in this palace.[citation needed]

The exhibits in the museum contains rare instruments like 'Chandravalam', a small percussion instrument used in Ramakathappattu and 'Nanthuni', a small musical instrument made of wood and string used in Onappattu etc.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Koyikkal Palace at Nedumangadu". Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Koyikkal Palace in Kerala tourim website". Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  3. ^ Raghunandan, Lakshmi (1995). At the Turn of the Tide: The Life and Times of Maharani Setu Lakshmi Bayi The Last Queen of Travancore. Bangalore: Maharani Setu Lakshmi Bayi Memorial Charitable Trust. p. 462.
  4. ^ keralatourism.org

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