The Dutch Palace in Kochi City is usually called the Mattancherry Palace. It is situated at the Palace Road, roughly 10 km from Ernakulum, Kochi in the state of Kerala, India. The Portuguese built this historical palace back in 1557 and was offered to the then Rajah Veera Kerala Varma. The Rajahs that served after Varma made continuous renovations of the building and gave it a more Hindu design. In fact, the palace even became one of the most ideal examples of Hindu Art for temples.
The palace was built with two stories that stand around a middle courtyard. In Kerala, this conventional form of architecture is called ‘nalukettus’. The palace has [Read more…]