Kerala has got a number of forts and palaces, these magnificent historical landmarks and monuments are the major tourist destinations in the state along with stunningly beautiful Landscapes, Waterfalls, backwaters and Valleys. Famous historical fort and palaces of Kerala are Padmanabhapuram Palace,Bekal Fort,Thalassery Fort,Bolghatty Palace,William Fort,Hosdurg Fort, St Thomas Fort at Tangasseri,Pallipuram Fort,East Fort, Rock-Cut Temples,Edakkal Caves,Gundert Bungalow and Ambalavayal Heritage Museum.
Anjuthengu Fort is located near the town of Anchuthengu and was the first East India Company’s post on the coast. Anjengo or Anchuthengu Fort is situated between the sea and backwaters and one of the major landmark of Kerala.
Bekal Fort situated at Bekal village in Kasaragod district is the largest fort in Kerala and a special tourism area in the state. The fort at Bekal is one of the best preserved forts in Kerala and a popular destination.
Kannur Fort known as St. Angelo Fort is a sea facing fort under the supervision of the Archaeological Survey of India. St. Angelo Fort is the major tourist attractions in Kannur city.
Tellicherry Fort is located in Kannur district over looking the sea. The fort is a major tourist center and protected monument under the control of Archaeological Survey of India.
Hill Palace at Tripunithura near Karingachira area in Kochi was the official residence of Cochin Maharaja. The Palace complex is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala and also has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum and deer park.
Padmanabhapuram Palace owned by Government Of Kerala, located at the foot of the Veli Hills. The palace complex consists of several structures like Council Chamber,Performance Hall and Southern Palace.
Mattancherry Palace is popularly known as Dutch Palace, situated in Mattancherry at Kochi. The Palace was built by Portuguese in traditional Kerala style of architecture and contains rare examples of traditional Kerala.
Kanakakkunnu Palace is situated in Thiruvananthapuram and a popular venue for many cultural meets and programmes. The classical Indian Dance performances is organised by the department of tourism every year.
Krishnapuram Palace and museum is located in Kayamkulam near Alappuzha and built in the architectural style of Kerala. The palace is maintained by the Archaeological Department of Kerala.
Palakkad Fort is one of the best preserved forts in Kerala, situated in the heart of Palakkad town. The fort is also known as Tipu’s Fort and one of the must see historical fort and palaces Of Kerala.