The Mattancherry Palace is also known as the Dutch Palace. The Mattancherry Palace Built by the Portuguese in 1557 and presented to Raja Veera Kerala Varma of Kochi, the Palace was renovated in 1663 by the Dutch. It is a portrait gallery of the Cochin Rajas and notable for some of the best mythological murals in India. Murals depict the Ramayana and the Mahabharatha, and mythology and legends about the Hindu gods especially Guruvayurappan. Which are in the best traditions of Hindu temple art.
Visiting hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on all days except Fridays.
How to reach
Road: Mattancherry, 10 km from Ernakulam.
Air : Cochin International Airport, about 20 km from Ernakulam town.
Boat: There are frequent boat services to Mattancherry. The boats start from main Boat Jetty near Subash Park at Ernakulam town.