The Pazhassi Raja Museum, located at a distance of 5 kms from Kozhikode
at East Hill, houses a veritable treasure trove for historians and
connoisseurs of art.
museum is under the surveillance of the Archaeological Deparment of the
State. The museum and the art gallery are named after the great
Pazhassiraja Kerala Varma of the Padinjare Kovilakom of the Kottayam
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.
The Displayed Antiques
On display in the museum are ancient murals, antique bronzes and coins,
megalithic relics such as diamond cysts, temple miniatures and umbrella
Adjacent to the museum is the Art Gallery, which exhibits an excellent
collection of paintings by Raja Ravi Varma and Raja Raja Varma.
Exhibits / Collection
5 kms from Kozhikode, at East
Prime Attractions of Calicut (Kozhikode)
With its own dream-like serenity, this natural fresh
water lake surrounded by meadows and trees on all sides is a haven for
peace-loving travellers. It is located half way from Calicut half an
hour ahead of Kalpetta. more..
Thali temple, located downtown
is an important temple of the erstwhile Zamorin Kingdom of Kozhikode.
The temple is famous for the 'Revathi Pattathanam', an annual
competition of pedagogic skills.