In ancient time Arakkal Kettu was the palace but now was converted into museum. It is well-known tourist attraction of Kannur. Due to its royal history and artifacts it attracts many tourist from all over the world.
Location : Arakkal Kettu is located just 3 km from Kannur town.
About Arakkal Kettu
Arakkal is also pronounce as Arackkal palace was the residence of the former Arakkal Ali Rajas. It served as the royal residence of the Arakkal family. Only Royal Muslim family in Kerala which had control over Lakshadweep and the nearby coastal areas was lived here.
Around 200 years ago, Arakkal Palace was built. This palace is an interesting piece of artwork carved out in wood and laterite stones that combine both traditional Kerala and classic English styles of architecture.
Design of Arakkal Palace : The palace was built in the traditional Kerala and classic English styles of architecture. Palace has a vast courtyard, durbar halls, mosques, long verandahs, several independent units, wooden floors and windows with colored glasses.
Government of Kerala was converted the Durbar hall of this palace into museum. And Remain palace is still under the ownership and administration of Arakkal Family Trust. If you want to visit this palace then you have to pay a nominal fee.
Main Attraction : This museum has a collection of old Telephone, swords, bronze and silver vessels daggers, old pathayams (wooden boxes for storing grains), royal furniture and a telescope are the main attraction of this museum.