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Arakkal Museum is in Ayyakara in Kannur town of Kerala. It is owned by Arakkal Royal Trust, however, a portion of the same – the durbal hall is under the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) which has converted into a museum. One can view exhibits artefacts and heirlooms of the royal family like family seal, the pathayam (the wooden box in which grain was stored), document box. It also has telescope, an old-fashioned telephone, swords and daggers used by the rulers.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 3:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

The museum also displays some paintings of that era. From the palace, the view of the sea from the royal palace is also nice.


Berjam Road, Kodaikanal. Pincode : 621503 Madurai District, Tamil Nadu


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Open Hours

Weekdays – 8AM to 5.30PM
Weekends – 8AM to 5.30PM

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