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Arakkal Kettu Museum

Arakkal Kettu Museum

Arakkal Kettu Museum

The Arakkal Museum - A symbol of religious harmony.

The palace of Kerala’s only Muslim royal family - the Arakkal Ali Rajas, is now a museum showcasing the times of a bygone era. A haven for antiquarians, the Arakkal Kettu comprises the palace, the administrative block, mosques and residential buildings. A bell tower housing a giant bronze bell is present within the premises. The primary building of the palace complex was transformed into a museum in 2005. It displays artefacts and heirlooms of the royal family. These include royal copies of the Holy Koran, an antique telephone, a telescope, pieces of furniture, musical instruments and some of the weapons used by the rulers.

The Arakkals were a predominant power in Kannur and the areas adjoining it, their rule extending from Kannur to the Southern region of Lakshadweep-Minicoy islands. The Arakkal family follows a matriarchal system of descent, choosing the eldest member as head of the family and official head of the Arakkal museum and Juma masjid in Kannur city. Today, the royal residence of the Arakkal rulers is protected by the departments of Archaeology and Tourism. 

How to Reach

By Road
By Road
Kannur Bus Stand, about 2 km
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By Rail
By Rail
Kannur Railway Station, about 2 km
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By Air
By Air
Kannur International Airport, about 26 km
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Per Person: ₹10

All days: 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM


Only offline booking is available

Per Person: ₹10

All days: 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Only offline booking is available



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