Arakkal Kettu Museum - Arakkal Palace
Arakkal Kettu Museum or Arakkal Palace is a well – known tourist destination of this region. It is situated in Kannur. This museum is a tribute to Arakkal family.
Located in Ayikkara, Arakkal Kettu Museum is a well – known tourist destination of this region. It is located almost 3 KM from Kannur district. This museum is a tribute to Arakkal family, the only royal Muslim family in Kerala. It is a part of Arakkal Kettu (Arakkal royal palace). The hall was renovated and converted into museum by the government in the year 2005. The renovation cost was Rs 9, 000, 000. Though it is renovated by the government but it does not fall under the control of ASI and is still managed by Arakkal family trust.
Arakkal Kettu Museum is an ideal location for the museum and history lovers. It has a rich collection of numerous artifacts and heirlooms belonging to the royal kings. Undoubtedly, this place is a diary of time which tells us the fascinating tale of its earliest occupants. Different varieties of heritage objects are exhibited in this museum. A nominal entry fee is charged by the visitors which is Rs 10 for Indians and Rs 50 for foreigners.
How to Reach
Arakkal Kettu Museum or Arakkal Palace is located near Kannur district and, therefore, it is easily accessible. One can reach this place either from Kannur railway station (3 KM away from this place) or from Calicut international airport (114 KM away from this place).
Here, the visitors can explore the rich collection of museum, explore the history of Arakkal family, and spend some good time in its peaceful surroundings. Apart from this, the tourists can discover the nearby destinations as well.
Timings & Season
Arakkal Kettu Museum remains open on all the weekdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm except Monday and public holidays. This museum remains generally open throughout the year.