Even though known for the lakes, backwaters, hill stations and the greenery of nature, Kerala also has a lot of historical monuments and landmarks. Colonialism and foreign invasion has left a lot of landmarks in the lap of this small state. The magnificent forts, palaces and architectural monuments symbolizes different dynasties and communities that existed in Kerala which truly manifests the rich cultural heritage of Kerala. Have a look at the famous historical monuments of Kerala.
Kerala has a lot of forts constructed by the Kings and the Western power. Each fort has its own story to tell about the bloodshed, bravery and valour. The Bekal fort is the largest and the best preserved among them. Other major forts are the Palakkad fort, St. Angelos Fort Kannur, Anjuthengu Fort, Thelassery Fort, Chandragiri Fort, Pallipuram Fort etc.
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Kerala has a lot of palaces which were once the ruling centres of Kerala Kings. A visit to the palaces of Kerala will take you back to the Royal era of Kerala. Some of the main Palaces of Kerala are the Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kuthiramalika Palace Museum, Dutch Palace or Mattanchery palace, Kanakakunu Palace, Krishnapuram palace, Poonjar Palace (Near Kottayam), Mattancherry Palace etc.