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At a distance of 26 Kms from Palakkad Railway Station lies Kollengode Palace that was once the seat of power enjoyed by the Kollengode Rajas. The predominant community here was Kollan (both in Tamil and Malayalam meaning blacksmith). Hence the place is known as Kollengode.
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It was in 1904, the Raja of Kollengode, Vasudeva Raja, built this palace and gave it to his daughter. Her descendants had lived here for a long time. In 1975, the State Department of Archaeology took over the property and converted it into a museum. The original Kollengode palace (Kalari kovilakam) is in Kollengode, palakkad. The building design is typically native to Kerala and here one can see a blend of traditional Kerala architecture and western design. The museum houses the personal belongings of the ruler Vasudeva Raja and a large collection of murals from many parts of Kerala. Mention may be made of temple models and well-preserved Veerakallu - hero stones. They are ancient stone-engravings and sculptures. There are manuscripts on dry palm-leaves. The architecture of the palace is a unique blend of traditional Kerala architecture with western design.
Set in a serene village removed far away from the din of urban life, lots of tourists come here to enjoy peace and tranquillity. The Gayathri River, a tributary of Bharathpuzha passes through the town. It is now converted into a luxury hotel and an Ayurvedic Spa. The Nelliampathy Hills on one side and a large area of fertile paddy fields on the other make this place an interesting one to lose our worries and be at peace with ourselves