The Koyikkal Palace in Kerala was once the palace of Umayamma rani who belonged to the Venad Royal family. It is mainly popular now because of the main palace, the folklore museum and the numismatics museum that draws in many visitors every year. The Koyikkal palace is a double storied structure that is traditionally called "nalukettu".
Location of Koyikkal Palace
The Koyikkal palace is located about 18 km away from the Thiruvananthapuram city, in Nedumangadu. It falls on the way to the Ponmudi hill station and the Courtalam waterfalls of the Thiruvananthapuram district.
Information about Koyikkal Palace
The Koyikkal Palace was built for the queen of the Venad Royal family who ruled this land between 1677 and 1684. The Place has a popular folklore museum as well as a Numismatics Museum that has been set up by the archeological department. The Folklore museum, set up in 1992 has a valuable treasure of musical instruments, occupational utensils, folk art models etc. The Numismatics Museum in the ground floor of the palace is one of its kind and exhibits a rare and historically priceless collection of coins.