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Thrissur (District)


Kerala District - Thrissur

About Thrissur

Thrissur with its rich history, cultural heritage and archaeological wealth is called the cultural capital of Kerala. It is world's famous for it's Pooram festival. A cultural centre, the Kerala Kala Mandalam, the Kerala Sahitya Academy and Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy are located here.


Thrissur Facts and Figures
Area : 3032 sq km.
Altitude : Sea Level.
Temperature : 274,225.

How to Reach Thrissur
Air : Nearest international airport: Nedumbassery (58 km)
Rail : Thrissur is an important railhead of the Southern Railways.
Road : Thrissur is well connected with almost all the major towns and cities of India. There are three major bus stations operates long distance KSRTC bus station, near the railway station operates long distance and interstate services. Sakthan Thampuran bus stand is 1 km away from town. The north bus stand is in the heart of the town.

Thrissur City
Guruvayur is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres of Kerala, attracting thousands of pilgrims from all parts of the countury. Its chief attraction is a temple dedicated to Lord Krishna known as 'Guruvayurappan'.

In and Around Thrissur
Vadakkumnathan Temple
One of the oldest temples in the state, the Vadakkumnathan Temple is a classical example of the Kerala style of architecture and has many decorative murals and pieces of art. This is the venue of the world Pooram festivals celebrated annually in April-May. The fireworks at the Pooram are a spectacular sight. Non Hindus are not allowed entry into the temple.
2 km from Thrissur town. Open from 0900 - 1700 hrs on all days except Mondays.
Art Museum
Located in the Zoo compund, the art museum displays collections od the wood carbings, metal sculptures and ancient jwellery. ( Open 1000 - 1700 hrs on all days except Mondays).
This village is known for the annua Pooram festival at the temple in Aril/May. The uniqueness of this festivals is the ceremonial processions carrying the images of the deities of 41 neightbouring temples to this village.
Irinjalakuda Koodal Manikyam Temple
Located at a 21 km from Thrissur. Situated 10km away from Irinjalakuda railway station, this ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Bharatha, the brother of Sri Rama. It is perhaps the only temple in India with Bharatha as the deity. The colourful eleven day annual festival with a pagent of thirteen caparison elephant is held in April/May. The festival in this temple marks the end of the Hindu temple festival season in Kerala.
68 km from Thrissur. Just a short drive from Athirapally, this picturesque waterfall is close to dense green forests and is a part of the Chalakudy river. Athirapally and Vazhachal are the most famous waterfalls of Kerala and favourite destinations of tourists.

Wildlife in Thrissur District
Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary  

Stay in Thrissur Hotels
Hotel Sopanam Heritage  

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