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icon2 to 3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover the royal heritage of Tripunithura on a 3.5-hour tour of the Hill Palace that concludes with a high tea with members of the current royal family. Includes entrance to the Hill Palace Museum and Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple, guide, and light refreshments.
  • 3.5-hour tour of the Hill Palace Musuem in Tripunithura with high tea
  • Learn about the royal families of Kochi in the past and present
  • Have tea in a royal residence with modern-day royals
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour
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Local guide
Tea/Coffee/Refreshing Drink
Light refreshments
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Hill Palace Rd, Irumpanam, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala 682301, India

Return Details

Poornathrayeesa temple, Kottakakom, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam, Kerala 682301, India
Make your own way to the Hill Palace Museum in Tripunithura (pronounced as Thri-pooni-thoora) where you meet your guide. Start with a walking tour of the Hill Palace, which was constructed about 150 years ago for the rajahs who ruled over Kochi. Today the palace has become a museum filled with portraits and antiques that belong to the royal family.

Learn from your guide about the lavish lifestyles of the Kochi royalty, and hear interesting details such as why the local rulers declined to wear jewel-studded gold crown that was a gift from King Emmanuel of Portugal, and the controversy surrounding the sale of treasures to build a railway line.

After taking in the Hill Palace, follow your guide to the nearby century-old residence of the royal family. Tour the residence — a modest, traditional Kerala home — then meet members of the current royal family and have high tea.

Your final destination of the tour is the Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple, where your tour ends.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hill Palace Museum
Tour of the galleries which exhibit general and personal items from the collections donated by the Cochin Royal Family and other Aristocratic families.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Poornathrayesa Temple
The relevance of the Temple to the Royal Family and its significance in the social history of the people will be highlighted. We will not be entering the temple, but admire its architecture and appreciate the symbolism of a Hindu temple from outside.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kalikotta Palace
The Dutch era structure has an interesting connection with the Educational and Cultural history of the Family and the people.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking.
  • Some amount of walking is involved, including climbing stairs, first to the entrance of the Museum and then inside to access the upper floor.
  • Shoes have to be removed before entering the Museum. The floor outside the Museum gets hot, so it is advisable to wear socks.
  • Passport details required at time of booking
  • Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may be refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
  • Photography is not allowed inside the Hill Palace Museum. You are allowed to click pictures outside of the buildings and the landscaped gardens. Your camera can be secured in a locker and the key will be given to you.
  • Mobile phones are not allowed inside the Hill Palace Museum. It can be secured in a locker and the key will be given to you.
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for travelers with knee problems as there are steps to be climbed at the Hill Palace Museum
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Royal Heritage Tour of Tripunithura?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Royal Heritage Tour of Tripunithura.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Royal Heritage Tour of Tripunithura?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Royal Heritage Tour of Tripunithura.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Royal Heritage Tour of Tripunithura?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Royal Heritage Tour of Tripunithura.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Royal Heritage Tour of Tripunithura?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Royal Heritage Tour of Tripunithura.

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Good time in Kochin
gmh1945
, Nov 2019
We had a really good visit to Tripunithura hill museum and our guide was very nice and very professional. We would have no hesitation in recommending this trip to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
On behalf of the Family and ourselves, I want to thank you Graham for the encouraging feedback. We enjoyed showing you around, and your and Christine's interest about the history and traditions of the Cochin Royal Family and that of the city, was most refreshing. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and happy travels. Cheers! Rajith
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