The famous Ayyappa temple at Aarattupuzha is just 14 kms from Thrissur,
and celebrates its annual pooram festival during March.
final pooram is conducted with sixty one caparisoned elephants bearing
bright coloured umbrellas and parasols, presenting an unparalleled
spectacle. The temple ensemble lends a majestic tenor to the
Prime Attractions of Thrissur (Trichur)
29 km northwest of Thrissur, Guruvayoor, where the
famous Sree Krishan Temple is situated, is one of the most sacred and
important pilgrim centres of Kerala. The historic temple is shrouded in
mystery. According to belief, the temple was created by 'Guru'- the
preceptor of the gods and 'Vayu'- the God of winds.