The traditional home of the Paliathu Achans Prime Ministers to the Kings of Kochi, it came to be called 'Kovilakam' or royal residence after the then Paliath Achan shrouded the King in his home, when the imperial house was undermined by the Portuguese. In valuation for the Paliath Achan's administrations, the Dutch redesigned the home in Chendamangalam. He utilized it as his official habitation, where a great deal of real choices were made and put without hesitation. This Kovilakam was implied exclusively for the living arrangement of Valiyachan Eldest Achan of Paliam. The two structures adjacent were utilized as his workplaces.
The compositional style of Paliam Kovilakam is a crossover of Kerala and Dutch styles. 'Paliathachan' is the title given to the Karana Head of the Family of Paliam Noble Family. Amid the seventeenth and eighteenth hundreds of years, they held the posts of Prime Minister and Chief of Army of the kingdom of Kochi. As faithful Ministers, Paliyathachans protected Kochi against different household and remote dangers. Amid those occasions, Kochi was a place where there are fights over rights with the Portuguese, Dutch and English; Kochi likewise confronted visit assaults of Zamorin, the Mysore Army and dangers from Thiruvithamcode.