Thrissur town is well known for its historical interest Shaktharan Thampuran Palace is one of the historic, cultural, architectural important palace of the erstwhile Mahraja of Cochin has been converted into a heritage museum. This palace is a blend of traditional Kerala and Dutch architectural style. Formerly this palace was known as Vadakkechira Kovilakam The palace spread over six acres, This palace is named after King Rama Varma Shakthan Thampuran, who is the founder of Thrissur town; there are three tombs including the tomb of Shakthan Thampuran. A flagpole dating back to 1827, and a royal insignia of two elephants, a conch and a lamp in the porch herald a welcome. the palace has several well-preserved materials and galleries relating to the erstwhile rulers of Kochi. There is snake temple inside the complex. This museum has the largest collection of excavated megalithic material in Kerala. You will also find very good ancient coins. In addition, the galleries depict the treasury, royal bedroom, and the royal kitchen utensils, besides displays of bronzes, weapons, and stamps. Shaktharan Thampuran Palace is now conserved by Archaeological Department. One of the major Established a Botanical Garden near the Sakthan Thampuran Palace. There is also a medicinal plants garden with an indigenous and exotic collection of plants.