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

BY ROAD

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

BY TRAIN

How to reach

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

BY AIRLINE

How to reach

Nearest Airport

Nedumbassery International Airport, 58 kms from Thrissur. Ph: +91 484 2610115, website: www.cial.aero

Things to See & Do

Thrissur Pooram

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  1. bulletsOne of The most spectacular festivals in the world.
  2. bulletsA festival of light, colour, percussion and elephants.
  3. bulletsCelebrated every year in Medam ( April / May) month.
  4. bulletsHosted at Vadakkunathan Temple ,Thrissur
  5. bulletsOne of the biggest of all the festivals held in Kerala state.
  6. bullets Principle participants are Paramekkavu and Tiruvambadi.
  7. bulletsAttractions are Kudamatam,Ilanjithara Melam,Fireworks..

Athirappilly Waterfalls

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  1. bulletsOne of the finest Waterfalls in India.
  2. bulletsFalling From a height of 80 feet.
  3. bulletsIts a Part of Chalakudy River.
  4. bulletsPopular nearest waterfall to visit is the Vazhachal Falls.
  5. bulletsBest Time to Visit: September to February.
  6. bulletsThrissur at 63 Kms & Airport at 55 Kms.
  7. bulletsRare species of flora and fauna are found in this area.

Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple

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  1. bullets4th biggest temple in India in terms of devotees per day
  2. bulletsLord Krishna is the main deity of the temple.
  3. bulletsOne of the Most Important Worship place for Hindus
  4. bulletsThe idol worshipped here is more than 5000 years old.
  5. bulletsTemple is an epitome of Kerala's temple Vastuvidya.
  6. bulletsTemple is managed by Guruvayur Devaswom.
  7. bulletsThrissur at 63 Kms & Cochin Airport at 75 Kms.

Punnathoorkotta

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  1. bulletsThe natural habitat of elephants.
  2. bulletsMore than 60 elephants present in the sanctuary.
  3. bulletsVisiting hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
  4. bulletsElephants are offerings to the Lord Guruvayurappa
  5. bulletsJumbo's playing,eating,bathing,treated and trained
  6. bulletsElephant race and feast are organized
  7. bulletsThrissur at 33 kms & Guruvayur at 3 km

Kerala Kalamandalam

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  1. bulletsRenowned in the world for its Kathakali training center
  2. bulletsLocated at Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur
  3. bulletsFounded by the famous poet Vallathaol Narayana Menon.
  4. bullets Now a Deemed University for Art and Culture
  5. bulletsTraining for Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Kudiyattam,etc..
  6. bulletsA major centre for learning Indian performing arts
  7. bulletsThrissur at 30 Kms.

Muziris Heritage Village

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  1. bulletsThe largest heritage conservation project in India.
  2. bulletsMuziris Heritage village was once the port city of Muziris.
  3. bulletsWas a gateway for various religious faiths.
  4. bulletsFew notable buildings from the 18th century still exists.
  5. bullets Now scattered around Kodungalloor.
  6. bulletsThe Village has got a rich a story to narrate on your visit.
  7. bulletsThrissur at 35 kms.

Cheraman Juma Masjid

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  1. bulletsFirst mosque built in India in 629 AD.
  2. bullets Located at Kodungallur, Thrissur
  3. bulletsSecond in the world where Juma prayers were started.
  4. bulletsBuilt in the traditional Hindu architectural style.
  5. bulletsThe mosque is open to people of all faiths.
  6. bullets Renovated and reconstructed in the 11th century AD
  7. bullets Visiting time: 0530-1800 hrs.
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