The Napier Museum Kerala

 

After spending some quality time in the temple, I headed towards the next destination, which was the Napier Museum Kerala. The museum is situated in the heart of the city and it is near the zoological park. The nearest railway station is the Thiruvananthapuram railway station, which is just 2 kilometres away. It is six kilometres away from the Thiruvananthapuram Airport as well. Normally, the museum is open on all days, except Monday. The place is quite favoured by tourists and many visitors come to that famous and historical destination. I could also see some of the ancient inscriptions and other paintings that are stored for quite some time. The museum was built in the nineteenth century. It was designed with ancient paintings, historic facts, various idols and different other items of historical importance. All such collections made it an extremely unique place to visit.

 

Napier Museum Kerala
Napier Museum Kerala | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

 

I have always been a fan of such historic museums and other buildings as I could learn so much about the culture and tradition of that state. I was quite excited to see the various items that were put on show and spent quite some quality time there. The place was designed with ivory carvings and many other local designs that were collected long ago. The paintings were several years old and I had a great experience in the museum. The visit helped me to learn a lot about the culture and tradition of the state, which had a rich heritage. It was a masterpiece in terms of architecture. The credit for designing the museum was given to Robert Chisholm, who served as the consulting architect under the Government of Madras. The Napier Museum Kerala is truly a landmark with its exclusive architectural style and ornamentation. With minarets and gothic roof, it boasted of being air conditioned naturally. It houses an extremely rare collection of things consisting of bronze idols, ivory carvings, temple chariot, ancient ornaments, historic and archaeological artefacts. I also visited the art gallery dedicated to Sri Chitra Thirunal and saw works of Nicholas Roerich and Raja Ravi Varma. It also exhibited exclusive pieces, which are the ideal examples of Tanjore and Mughal art.

 

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Hey, I am Adway Chavan, an IT professional who spends all of his working hours staring at a computer screen...well, almost all. IT is my passion whilst nature, wildlife and adventure are the buzzwords I live by. I am also an amateur photographer and have travelled extensively in India and abroad. I never ever turn down a travel idea and spend all my holidays visiting national parks and forest reserves, biking up mountains and taking road trips. I have also indulged in bungee jumping, paragliding and sailing. One day I hope to take up the greatest challenge of all and go trekking in the Himalayas! Till then, watch this space!

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