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Art Gallery and Krishna Menon Museum in Kozhikode

Kozhikode or Calicut as it was known under the British rule, was one of the most important region of Malabar Coast. Earlier it was a well-cultured capital of the Zamorins and later on, became the capital of the Malabar region. Due to its importance in trade, Ma Huan called this place as the Great Country of the Western Ocean.

Krishna Menon museum in Kozhikode Contact

Krishna Menon Museum is situated just 7 kilometres away from the main Kozhikode town. It is very popular for the unique collection of paintings of the renowned artists namely, Raja Raja Varma and Raja Ravi Varma. This museum is basically an art gallery, named as Pazhassi Raja Museum. It also holds a separate section which is dedicated to the Late V.K. Krishna Menon who was once a national leader of Kerala and then later on became the defence minister of the country. He is the first Keralite to have won the Padma Vibhushan and the second highest civilian awarded in the Republic of India. This section constitutes of the personal belongings of the great leader after whom the museum owes its name.

The museum is open on all days except Monday. However, you can visit the museum in two batches of timings from morning 9.30 am to 12.30 pm at noon and from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm in the evening.

How to Reach Krishna Menon Museum

Nearest Railway station: The museum hardly being nearly 7 kilometres away, you can take a local transport to reach your destination. You can easily access a cab or an auto-rickshaw as soon as you step outside the station.

Nearest Bus Depot: KSRTC bus station is located on Ansari road and provides regular bus services from major southern cities like Ooty, Bangalore, Mangalore, etc. Apart from the southern states, there are regular buses to the major cities of the country. The museum is hardly 5 kilometres from the KSRTC station and, hence, commuting through a local transport is the best.

Nearest Airport: Karipur airport is 31.3 kilometres away from the museum and takes about 45 minutes when there is a fair traffic. It is the nearest airport to the Kozhikode at about a distance of 26 kilometres. There are daily flights to cities such as Kochi, Goa, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivadrum, Mumbai, Trichi, Madurai and Coimbatore. Once you step out of the airport you will find a dozen of cab and auto services that too at a cheaper price that will not burn a hole in your pocket.

Accommodation near Krishna Menon Museum

Here is a list of hotels where one can stay near Krishna Menon Museum in Kozhikode.

Hotel Marina Residency

YMCA Cross Rd, Vellayil, Kozhikode,
Kerala, India
Tel: 0495 406 2222
Website: www.marinaresidency.com
Tariff: Rs 2461/- per night

Welcome Hotel Raviz, Kollam
NH 17, Kozhikode,
Kerala, India
Tel: 0483 283 0023
Website: www.itchotels.in
Tariff: Rs 5666/- per night

Paramount Tower
TownHall Rd, Mananchira,
Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Tel: 0495 301 5581
Website: www.paramounttower.in
Tariff: Rs 4301/- per night

Hyson Heritage Hotel
P.B. No.114, Bank Rd,
Tazhekkod, Kozhikode, Kerala.
Tel: 0495 408 1000
Website: www.hysonheritage.com
Tariff: Rs 3686/- per night

The Gateway Hotel
Beach Road, PT Usha Rd,
Vellayil, Kozhikode, Kerala.
Tel: 0495 661 3000
Website: www.thegatewayhotels.com
Tariff: Rs 7501/- per night

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