A four kilometre drive from North Parur in Ernakulam District brings you to a unique place where history lurks in every corner – Paliam Complex. The deities of Vishnu and Siva temples on both sides and the Goddess outside and within the Paliam complex have been the family’s spiritual guardians. The main two buildings of the Paliam complex i.e. Paliam Nalukettu and Paliam Kovilakam are centuries old. The temples and structures beckon you to a time when Paliath Achan was the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Kochi Raja. For a Century and half, the Achan protected Kochirajyam, fighting native powers like Samuthiri, Thiruvithamkur and Mysore, foreign powers like the Portuguese, occasionally the Dutch and finally the English. Paliam claims an antiquity of not less than 1000 years