Koyikkal Palace in Thiruvananthapuram

Folk art, ancient musical instruments, and the world's smallest coin - Rasi, you'll find it all at the Koyikkal Palace.

Folk art, ancient musical instruments, and the world's smallest coin - Rasi, you'll find it all at the Koyikkal Palace. | Photo credit: Kerala Tourism/Wikimediacommons

Koyikkal Palace Overview

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Brace yourself for a historical ride as you enter the beautiful building with slanting roofs and an inner courtyard. This double-storeyed palace is home to the Folklore Museum and a Numismatics Museum. Constructed in 1992, the Folklore museum (as the name suggests) houses ancient musical instruments including the rare Chandravalayam and Nanthuni, which are found only at this museum in the entire region of Kerala. You will also find folk art models and some household utensils which depict the traditional living style of Keralites. Housing an antique collection of coins is the Numismatics museum on the ground floor of the Koyikkal palace. From the Venetian coin- Amaida to the 2500 years old Karsha and the world’s smallest coin Rasi; you would find a vast collection of coins from different historical eras that have been exclusively preserved here.

  • Opening Closing Time 9 am to 5 pm (Closed on Monday)

  • Entrance Fee N/A

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Sathram Junction, Nedumangad, Pazhavadi, Nedumangad, Kerala- 695541