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Sakthan Thampuran Palace

The old Vadakkechira palace, was renovated to the present style by Sakthan Thampuran, the famous king of the Perumbadappu dynasty. Now it is known as Sakthan Thampuran palace. It is a two storied building with a Nalukettu. The palace is an exquisite example for the combination of Kerala-Dutch architectural Style. Thick walls, tall ceiling, floor with beautiful Itlian marble tiles and spacious rooms are the pecularities of this building. Now it is a protected monument under the Department of Archaeology.

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sakthan thampuran palace
Sakthan Thampuran Palace

Tippu's Flag Staff

The flag staff of Tippusultan which was erected in 1789 is now protected in front of the Sakthanthampuran palace near the fort well.

Western Gate Way of Sakthan Thampuran Palace

Eastern Gateway of Sakthan Thampuran Palace

tippu sultan flag staff
tippu sultan flag staff

Old Fortification

The eastern and western gateway and old fortification around the Sakthan Thampuran Palace has been declared as protected monuments due to its stylistic importance.

Two stone images of Nagaraja and Nagayakshi under the Saptaparna tree in Vadakkechira palace (Sakthan Thampuran Palace) compound are protected by the departement.

Tomb of Zamorin

A monument put up at the Vadakkechira palace compound where zamorin Raja of calicut was cremated in 1748.

Tomb of Sakthan Thampuran

A monument put up at the same site where Raja Ramavarma alias Sakthan Thampuran was cremated in 1805.

Tomb of Ramavarma Raja

A monument put up at the palace site where Ramavarma Raja of Cochin was cremated.

Sakthan Thampuran Palace Location:

Village - Thrissur, Taluk - Thrissur, District - Thrissur, Location - Thrissur Town.

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  • Sakthan Thampuran Palace
  • Sakthan Thampuran Palace
  • Sakthan Thampuran Palace
  • Sakthan Thampuran Palace

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