Vanchikulam is a freshwater lake near Thrissur Railway Station. The pond was a water way connecting Thrissur to Kochi in older days and was linked with canals and backwaters. It was a big trading hub with ware houses where goods and people were transported to different parts of the state like Kochi and Alappuzha and to the nearby ports. After the advent of Shoranur–Cochin Harbour section railway line, the backwaters lost the glory. The well near the pond has been recently renovated. Presently Thrissur Corporation and Tourism Department is renovating the pond as a leisure hub through Vanchikkulam Biopark Project.


  • Located ½ km from Thrissur Railway Station