There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency a tourist can bring to Thrissur.
In Thrissur, you can easily exchange foreign currencies at the banks. However, we recommend you to keep some amount of money in Rupee currency for any unforeseen emergency.
The banks will operate from 10am to 2 pm (IST) on weekdays and from 10 am to 12pm (IST) on Saturdays.
All major credit cards are accepted in main hotels, restaurants and shopping centers.
We also recommend you to carry cotton outfits, sunglasses, hats etc.
The city has reported very less crime rates and fewer endemic diseases. The city also has a great Health care system run by both government and private entities.
However, we recommend you to keep a copy of your proof documents like passport and keep them separate from originals. Carry the copies with you when you travel inside Thrissur.
Please take a note of these emergency numbers:
1. Police Station-100
2. Fire Station- 101
3. Ambulance-102, 1033
4. Accident care- 1099, 0487-2321500, 9287394235
5. Train Passenger helpline- 9846200100
6. Highway police: 9846100100
7. Helpline for Children- 1098
Thrissur follows Indian time zone IST (Indian Standard Time) which is 5 hours 30 minutes (5:30 hrs) ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +5.30).
India does not operate Daylight-Saving Time.
The International dialing code for India is +91 and for Thrissur is +91 487.
You can access Thrissur by well connected and maintained road transport system. Thrissur has got several bus depots that connects you to other parts of the State and major cities of neighboring states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The main Bus Terminal is situated at the middle of the city and provides bus services for short routes.
You can access to Thrissur by hiring a cab or tourist bus through the well maintained road from any part of the country. The connected road in Thrissur will offer you an easy drive to all tourist spots.
The sign boards throughout the National Highway will guide you in and out of Thrissur city.
Distance in Kms to Thrissur from major towns in Kerala
Guruvayur – 27 km
Palakkad – 65 km
Kochi – 71 km
Alappuzha – 130 km
Kumarakom – 131 km
Kottayam – 135 km
Varkala- 254 km
Bangalore: 7.45 am, 8.45 am, 4.45 pm, 5.30pm, 6.20pm, 8.50pm, 11.20pm
Mysore: 7.00pm, 9.0pm
Palani: 6.45am, 8.30am, 9.10 am, 11.45am
Mysore: 9.30 am
KSRTC Thrissur: +91 487 2421150
Online booking: www.keralartc.com
Almost all major trains passing through the region halts at the Thrissur railway Station. You can reach Thrissur from any part of India.
The railway tracks of Thrissur will connect you to all parts of India. If you prefer to travel to nearby destinations in Thrissur, you can prefer local trains and to travel to other parts of the country, prefer express trains.
The Railway station is well equipped to make your exploration by train comfortable.
Some of the major trains that pass through Thrissur are:
Alleppey Chennai Express
Chennai Trivandrum Mail
Cochin Patna Express
Guwahati Cochin Express
Guruvayur Chennai Egmore Express
New Delhi Trivandrum Kerala Express
Mumbai CST Trivandrum Express
Rajkot Ernakulam Express
Mangalore Trivandrum Parasuram Express
General Enquiry: +91 487 2423150
Train Arrivals Enquiry: 139
Alert Number for Train Passengers: +91 9846 200 100
Online booking: www.indianrail.gov.in
You can access Thrissur easily by air. The nearest airport is Nedumbassery (Cochin) International Airport which is located 58kms from Thrissur. Kozhikode (Calicut) airport is about 80kms from the city.
Major airlines that connect Thrissur with other parts of India are:
IC 658 Indian Airlines
9W484 of Jet Airways
9W 2729 of Jet Airways
9W 405 of Jet Airways
SG 1051 OF Spice Jet
IC 975 of Indian Airlines
IX 204 of Air-India Express
AI 048 of Air India
9W 3518 of Jet Airways
ICCD 7587 Indian Airlines
On Departure at Nedumbassery airport, you can cover the distance to Thrissur by a privately hired cab or tourist buses. The international airport is well equipped with all infrastructural facilities to make your trip memorable.
You can find daily flights operating to and from Delhi, Bangalore, Calicut, Mumbai and Chennai at Nedumbassery International Airport.
Nedumbassery International Airport:
Ph: +91 484 2610115, +91 484 3053000, +91 484 3053300
Kozhikode International Airport:
Ph: +91 483 2712630