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Pazhassi Raja Museum & Art Gallery

Pazhassi Raja Museum & Art Gallery

Pazhassi Raja Museum & Art Gallery

Pazhassi Raja was instrumental in waging guerilla warfare against the British from the forests of Wayanad.

India’s long and hard struggle for freedom and self-rule saw the rise of a number of warriors; some of them who battled foreign powers and gave up their lives for the land they honoured. One of Kerala’s earlier warriors who fought the colonization of the British was Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, who hailed from the Padinjare Kovilakam of the Kottayam royal family. Nicknamed “The Lion of Kerala”, Pazhassi Raja is a legendary figure, admired widely in the state to this day. 

Pazhassi Raja was instrumental in waging guerilla warfare against the British from the forests of Wayanad. He was eventually killed in a gunfight in the year of 1805. Right in the heart of Kozhikode is a befitting memorial for the brave warrior – a beautiful building constructed in traditional Kerala-style architecture. The building was constructed in 1812 and was then called the Ear Hill Bungalow which was used as a residence by various British dignitaries.

In 1976, it was converted into an archaeological museum and in 1980, renamed as the Pazhassi Raja Museum. The Museum contains various exhibits from the bygone eras including murals, earthenware and models of temples. The art gallery consists of a number of paintings by the acclaimed artist Raja Ravi Varma and his uncle Raja Raja Varma.

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By Road
Kozhikode Bus Stand, about 5.6 km
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Kozhikode Railway Station, about 6.8 km
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Calicut International Airport, about 33.1 km
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+91 495 238 4382

Adults: ₹25
Kids: ₹15

All days: 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM


Only offline booking is available


+91 495 238 4382

Adults: ₹25
Kids: ₹15

All days: 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Only offline booking is available



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