Pazhassiraja Museum is a must-see spot for practitioners of art and lovers of history.It is located in East Hill at a distance of about 5 km away from the city of Calicut in Kerala State of South India.The museum and the art gallery are named after the great Pazhassiraja Kerala Varma of the Padinjare Kovilakom of the Kottayam royal family.The museum is owned and managed by the State Archaeology Department.The collection of the museum includes several mural painting, ancient coins, antique bronzes, models of temples, umbrella stones, burial chambers and other monumental wonders.This art gallery has a great collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma.
Visiting hours: 9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Break: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Closed on Mondays and other public holidays.
The Pazhassi Raja Museum is dedicated to the memory of King Pazhassi of Kerala. The famous ‘Pazhassi Revolt’ (against the British East India Company during the second half of the 1700s) was led by Pazhassiraja.Nicknamed the ‘Lion of Kerala’, Pazhassiraja is also credited with introducing guerilla warfare in the hills of Wayanad to resist the increasingly intolerable British colonialism. This great freedom fighter was shot dead in an encounter on 30 November 1805 AD.There is an Art Gallery next to the museum which elegantly showcases several renowned paintings of Raja Ravi Varma, Kerala’s most admired painter.
Pazhassiraja Museum Map
How to Reach Pazhassiraja Museum
Railway station – Kozhikode Railway Station is the nearest about 3km away from the Museum.
Airport– The Calicut International Airport is the nearest airport, which is located at around 23 km from this museum.