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Hill Palace Maharaja Of Cochin’s Residence – Old Postcard

This is an old 1950 photo postcard of Hill Palace once the residence of the Maharaja of Cochin, now Kochi. Located in Tripunithura the palace is now a museum since 1986. Tripunithura is a small town off Kochi or Ernakulam. Its importance consisted mainly of it once being the seat of the members of the Cochin Royal Family.

Shown is the handsome palace that once resided the Maharaja and his family. Picturesquely situated on a hill hence the name Hill Palace. Overlooking a beautiful garden on the terraced slopes, with a number of sparkling fountains. From the top of the hill, a panoramic view of the green fields around for miles can be had – a view that is as refreshing as it is impressive. Unfortunately, this is no more the case since this statement is from a 1930s book with an excerpt on this palace.

Today the view is obscured with rapid development and tall buildings and homes all around, the green fields are now no more. It was here that the interesting annual festival of Athachamayam took place. The Maharaja goes in a procession carried in a palanquin, accompanied by all the state officials and local chiefs.

See post- Cochin Maharajah At Onam Celebrations – Old Postcard 1948. Read about- Hill Palace, Tripunithura

Did you know- Kerala Government disallowed the Royal Family from auctioning off their heirlooms in 1981.

From the collection- Vintage Raja Ravi Varma “Saraswati” Oleograph., Vintage Postcard Bangalore Cubbon Park., Indian Soldiers In The British Raj – Old Print 1895., Vintage 1955 Map Bombay North And Parel

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.