Mattancherry Palace is popularly known as Dutch Palace built by Portuguese
located at Kochi. The Palace is rich with significant exotic paintings and
murals denoting traditional art and architecture of Hindus. A vast collection
of mural paintings and portraits of the Maharajas of Cochin lure the visitors
from different nook and corner of the world. Thus the Hindu temple painting
is delightfully portrayed in the form of murals in the Mattancherry palace.
This architecture is entirely influenced by Portuguese style and splendor.
The palace walls looks beautiful from inside and there remain two temples within the palace, one is dedicated to Lord Krishna and another one to Lord Shiva. The paintings also tell the stories from the epics as Mahabharata and the sacred Purana, spreaded over a total area of almost 1000 sq. ft within the Dutch Palace. The palace has beautiful strips that looks like elegant black granite but actually made of a combination of charcoal, burnt coconut shells, lime, plant juices and egg whites. These mural paintings contributes a lot in making Ernakulam a worth visiting place. Ernakulam is well connected by roads to all the nearby spots and places of Cochin.