Thripunithura is a suburban town located in the Ernakulam district of the state of Kerala, India. It is situated about 8 kilometers southeast of the city of Kochi (Cochin), which is a major port city on the southwestern coast of India.
Thripunithura holds significant historical and cultural importance. It was once the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin, an ancient princely state in Kerala. As a result, the town is home to several historical landmarks and palaces that reflect the rich heritage of the region.
One of the prominent attractions in Thripunithura is the Hill Palace, which was the official residence of the erstwhile Maharaja of Cochin. The Hill Palace now serves as a museum and displays a fascinating collection of artifacts, paintings, and other exhibits related to the royal history of Kerala.
Thripunithura also has several temples and places of worship, including the Thiruvankulam Mahadeva Temple, the Poornathrayesa Temple, and the Thamaramkulangara Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, which attract pilgrims and tourists alike.
In recent times, Thripunithura has seen rapid urbanization and development, becoming a part of the Kochi metropolitan area. Its strategic location, along with its historical and cultural significance, makes it a noteworthy destination for travelers and history enthusiasts visiting Kerala.