Museum is built in 19th century in Indo-Saracenic syle and is named after the former Madras Governor General - John Napier.It a treasure house of architectural splendor, combining traditional Kerala styles, along with Chinese and Mughal Influences.The museum houses a huge collection of archeological and historical artifacts- bronze idols, Stone Sculptures, wooden carvings, ornaments dating from 11th century to the 18th century. There is a clock which is said to be 400 years old.
The Sree Chitra Art Gallery in the museum compound features a rare collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma and fascinating works from the Mughal, Rajput and Tanjore schools of art. An oriental collection consisting of paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali offers a visual treat and are a tribute to the art and culture of these countries. Museum is open from 10 AM to 5 PM except on Mondays,and special days like Thruvonam, Mahanami, jan 26, Aug 15 and Wednesday forenoons.
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We are planning to visit Marari beach for a week and also try an ayurvedic massage in between. Is it worth?
Please wear comfortable casual clothes that will cover your body in full . In case you go for trekking leeches may be there
What is Thekkady famous for?
Thekkady is one of the most beautiful and heartwarming hill stations which is a true treasure trove for visitors.Nestled in the heart of a protected jungle area, Thekkady is famous for its wide variety of wildlife and trekking routes.
What is Munnar famous for?
Popular as “Kashmir of South India”, Munnar is a beautiful hill station located in Western Ghats at 1700 metres above sea level an is famous for its lush green hills and tea plantations.