Whether you love modern art, contemporary sculpture or Impressionist paintings, Kerala has an art gallery and various museums that will suit you.
From Archaeological museum in Wayanad district and contemporary art scene of Kashi Art Gallery in Kochi to Priyadarshini Planetarium in Thiruvananthapuram, the sheer abundance of the best artworks on display in Kerala will inspire even the most discerning art lovers.
Following are some of the distinguished art attractions worth checking out in Kerala.
Ambalavayal Museum: Ambalavayal Museum is the archaeological museum located in Wayanad district of Kerala also known as Wayanad Heritage Museum. The Museum has one of the largest collections of the remnants of an era dating back to the 2nd century A.D. Another noteworthy feature of Ambalavayal Heritage Museum is a series of stone and rock engravings, known as Hero Stones, depicting the lives and feats of ancient warriors. There are four section of the Museum such as- the Verasmruthi, the Gothrasmruthi, the Devasmruthi, and the Jeevanasmruthi. The museum is highly popular amongst tourists. Visiting Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
KASHI ART GALLERY & Cafe: Kashi Art Gallery & cafe is the hub of Kochi’s contemporary art scene and the most popular hangout in the area for young locals and tourists. The gallery contains some of the most important contemporary art exhibitions in Kochi, exhibiting the work of artists such as NN Rimzon, Sosa Joseph, Zakkir Hussein, Valsan Koorma Kolleri and Anant Joshi.
Priyadarshini Planetarium: Priyadarshini Planetarium is named among the most versatile and advanced planetarium in India. The planetarium is rated as the best planetarium according to the global standards which has a seating for 184 persons. It should be noted that the main GM -II projector at the planetarium can showcase almost all the constituents of the visible parts of the universe and intimate the night sky over any part of the world, any location, on any given day up to 12500 years either in the past or in the future. Visiting Priyadarshini Planetarium is a MUST to learn more about our universe and solar system.
Tripunithura Hill Palace: Tripunithura Hill Palace is a prominent palace complex with 49 buildings spread over 54 acres in Tripunithura on Hill Palace Road. We highly recommend a day trip to this palace complex as you will come across many interesting murals, paintings, sculptures, manuscripts written on coconut leaves, jewelry, inscriptions, carvings, old coins, etc. The museum timings are 9 AM – 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM all days except Mondays.
The museums in Kerala are timepieces of history, as these showcases a number of artifacts and remains of different era. In case you are planning a trip to Kerala, it is suggested to visit these museums and must see places. Kerala tour packages available at Vedanta Wake Up! will help you explore these places. Lastly, whether you’re a keen photographer or a budding amateur, you’ll love what these art & museum galleries in Kerala have in store for you.