Located 9km from Kochi, it was the seat of Cochin Rajas.Sri Poornathreyesa temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu is a masterpiece of Chola architecture. The town is associated with “Athachamayam”- a spectacular procession which marks the beginning of Onam Festival. The “Sahyadri International Ayurvedic Centre” here is renowned world over.
The Hill Palace Museum, Thripunithura
The museum is housed in the palace of the former royal family of Kochi and lies about 10kms. From Kochi and 12kms.from Ernakulam.The palace complex was built in 1865 and has 49 elegant buildings built in traditional Kerala architectural style.The palace houses an etno-archaeological museum and a heritage museum, which is first of its kind in Kerala.The museum exhibits the riches and fortunes of the former royal family of Kochi.King’s throne and the crown are some of the most interesting objects displayed here. Other items includes majestic beds, paintings , carvings, and samples of epigraphy.