Yesterday I ventured out at Thrissur with my camera, and the charm of the Kollengode palace drew me towards it. I paid an entry fee of Rs 70, which included my entry fee, car parking fee and camera fee. Now the palace is converted into a mural museum. It would have been better if they could maintain it as the palace. If you are going there to see something spectacular, you will be disappointed, as the mural displays are not displayed properly. I enjoyed a solo walk within the and around the palace, which was very quiet. It was more like going back the time line.
This Mural Arts Museum is the only museum dedicated to mural arts in Kerala It is situated in Kollengode Palace in the Thrissur district of Kerala. It was started as a part of SreeMulam Chithrasala (Picture Gallery) in 1938. Afterwards it was an archaeological museum and in 2009 it was renovated and opened to the public. The museum houses a gallery of murals from all over Kerala and preserves a rare treasure of Veera kallu, temple models, manuscripts written on palm leaves, life-size statues of eminent personalities, a megalith collection consisting of earthen pots, Nannangadi (urn burials) black and red wares, black wares russet coated wares, stone age tools, excavated materials from Indus Valley Civilisation and Harappa and Cheraman Parambu, kodungalloor.
The natural lighting of the interiors is splendid
A sculpted stone outside the palace
Statues outside the palace. There are many of them.
I sat below the 'naga tree', according to the locals (do not know the scientific term), just to enjoy the calmness and the fragrance. This tree is behind the palace. There is a walkway surrounding the palace. If you walk through it, you will see this tree at the backside corner of the palace. If you are lucky, you will be able to enjoy the calmness and the fragrance of these flowers.
Will be adding more photos..