Welcome to Thrissur
the Cultural Capital of Kerala
The district of Thrissur is renowned worldwide for the magnificent festival of Pooram. It is also a center for learning some of the exquisite performing arts of Kerala as well as ancient Indian knowledge systems like Ayurveda. Thrissur has some of the popular Hindu Temples in Kerala, and the temple city of Guruvayur is a popular pilgrim center.
How to reach
Nearest Bus Station
The KSRTC bus station in the center of the town operates long distance and inter-state services. Ph: +91 487 2421150, website: www.keralartc.com
Nearest Railway Station
Thrissur Railway Station which is in the heart of the city. All major trains halt at Thrissur Railway Station. Ph: +91 487 2423150, website: www.indianrail.gov.in
Nedumbassery International Airport, 58 kms from Thrissur. Ph: +91 484 2610115, website: www.cial.aero
Things to See & Do
- One of The most spectacular festivals in the world.
- A festival of light, colour, percussion and elephants.
- Celebrated every year in Medam ( April / May) month.
- Hosted at Vadakkunathan Temple ,Thrissur
- One of the biggest of all the festivals held in Kerala state.
- Principle participants are Paramekkavu and Tiruvambadi.
- Attractions are Kudamatam,Ilanjithara Melam,Fireworks..
- One of the finest Waterfalls in India.
- Falling From a height of 80 feet.
- Its a Part of Chalakudy River.
- Popular nearest waterfall to visit is the Vazhachal Falls.
- Best Time to Visit: September to February.
- Thrissur at 63 Kms & Airport at 55 Kms.
- Rare species of flora and fauna are found in this area.
Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple
- 4th biggest temple in India in terms of devotees per day
- Lord Krishna is the main deity of the temple.
- One of the Most Important Worship place for Hindus
- The idol worshipped here is more than 5000 years old.
- Temple is an epitome of Kerala's temple Vastuvidya.
- Temple is managed by Guruvayur Devaswom.
- Thrissur at 63 Kms & Cochin Airport at 75 Kms.
- The natural habitat of elephants.
- More than 60 elephants present in the sanctuary.
- Visiting hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
- Elephants are offerings to the Lord Guruvayurappa
- Jumbo's playing,eating,bathing,treated and trained
- Elephant race and feast are organized
- Thrissur at 33 kms & Guruvayur at 3 km
- Renowned in the world for its Kathakali training center
- Located at Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur
- Founded by the famous poet Vallathaol Narayana Menon.
- Now a Deemed University for Art and Culture
- Training for Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Kudiyattam,etc..
- A major centre for learning Indian performing arts
- Thrissur at 30 Kms.
Muziris Heritage Village
- The largest heritage conservation project in India.
- Muziris Heritage village was once the port city of Muziris.
- Was a gateway for various religious faiths.
- Few notable buildings from the 18th century still exists.
- Now scattered around Kodungalloor.
- The Village has got a rich a story to narrate on your visit.
- Thrissur at 35 kms.
Cheraman Juma Masjid
- First mosque built in India in 629 AD.
- Located at Kodungallur, Thrissur
- Second in the world where Juma prayers were started.
- Built in the traditional Hindu architectural style.
- The mosque is open to people of all faiths.
- Renovated and reconstructed in the 11th century AD
- Visiting time: 0530-1800 hrs.