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Paithruka Hi-tech Museum of History & Heritage in Trivandrum, Kerala

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Paithruka Hi-tech Museum of History & Heritage is located in Trivandrum, Kerala. Actually, we wanted to visit the Napier museum (which is located right opposite to this one), but since that museum was closed when we went, we visited this one instead.

Paithruka-Museum-Trivandrum-6They had advertised this museum as a hi-tech interactive boutique museum that showcases the 3000 year old rich history of Kerala. This museum is spread over 7000 square feet, and two floors.

Paithruka-Museum-Trivandrum-5The first impression one gets when entering the museum is, ‘Wow, is this a newly constructed museum?’ It seems it was! The museum is so neatly maintained and has ample lighting and hi-tech displays all over. Some of the screens even had interactive features – It allows the visitor to explore more about the various exhibits in the museum.

Paithruka-Museum-Trivandrum-4When we went, we were even accompanied by a trained guide who came with us and explained about the various exhibits πŸ™‚ This is the first time this has happened across the South India, for me! Each one of us were even given a detailed brochure with information about this museum!

Paithruka-Museum-Trivandrum-3As shown in the photos in this post, this museum had a lot of statues (some of them datingΒ  back to more than a couple of centuries ago), pottery items, kitchenware, kitchen vessels, house-hold items, etc. that were used by the people of this region (in history). They even had a little model house with bed, kitchen, etc to show visitors the exact set-up of a historical house in Kerala.

Paithruka-Museum-Trivandrum-2This museum showcases paintings, scriptures, burial pot, earthen utensils, musical instruments, writings, etc. used by the people who lived a long time ago. Each exhibit was well lit and had inscription/ details about the same, very near to it. That made our experience even better.

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