Trichur (Thrissur) Travel
How To Get There - Trichur (Thrissur)
Nearest international airport is at
Nedumbassery, 58 kms away.
Trichur has an important railway
station that connects the place with the rest of Kerala and India.
Trichur is easily accessible by
roads. The place is well connected with all the major towns, cities as
well as villages by a wide network of road and many highways.
TRICHUR - KERALA CULTURAL CAPITAL
Thrissur (Trichur), with its rich history, cultural heritage and
archaeological wealth, is rich in cultural activities.
From ancient times, this district has played a significant role in the
political history of south India. Trichur (Thrissur), the name derived
from 'Tiru-Shiva-Perur' (the town with the name of Lord Shiva) is the
cultural capital of Kerala.
Its most prominent feature is the Vadakkumnathan Kshetram or temple,
which has Shiva as its presiding deity. Many rulers and dynasties
beginning with the Zamorins of Kozhikode, Tipu Sultan of Mysore and
Europeans including the Dutch and the British have had a hand in
moulding the destiny of this region. Raja Rama Varma, popularly known as
Sakthan Thampuran was the architect of the present Trichur town.
Today, Thrissur is world famous for its Pooram Festival, which is one
of the biggest festivals of Kerala. Built around a hillock top, Trichur
(Thrissur) houses the Kerala Kala Mandalam, the Kerala Sahitya Academy
and Kerala Nataka Academy.
Prime Attractions of Trichur (Thrissur)
The famous Ayyappa temple at Aarattupuzha is just 14
kms from Trichur (Thrissur), and celebrates its annual pooram festival
during March. more..
The state's flagship training school for
Kathakali dance drama and other indigenous performing arts of Kerala,
Kalamandalam was founded in 1927 AD by the revered poet Vallathol.
'Machattuvela' also known as 'Machattu Mamangam', is
celebrated with great pomp, pageantry and splendour on the last day of
the five-day annual festival at Machattu Thiruvanikavu Temple near
Vadakkancherry, Thrissur. more..
The Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary
comprising of the dense, moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests is
situated in the catchment area of the Peechi and Vazhani dams.
Soochipara Waterfalls is located 22 kms from Hotel
Green Gates. On alighting the vehicle, one can reach the waterfalls
after a 2-km walk into the dense equatorial forest of Wayanad.
Thriprayar Temple, located south of Trichur is one of
the important temples dedicated to Lord Rama. The exquisite wood
carvings, sculptures and Mural Paintings are an interesting sight.
Trichur (Thrissur) is best known for its mammoth
Pooram Festival, which is the most colourful and spectacular temple
festival of Kerala. Thrissur (Trichur) Pooram is held in the Malayalam
month of Medam (April- May). Devotees and spectators from all parts of
the state and even outside, throng the 'Pooram'. more..
One of the oldest temples in the state, the
Vadakkumnathan Temple is a classical example of the Kerala style of
architecture and has many decorative murals and works of art. This is
the venue of the world famous Pooram festival, celebrated annually in
April- May. The fireworks at the Pooram are a spectacular sight.
Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple. more..
Close to the Nehru Park. Open
03.00 - 08.00 pm
Archaeological Museum, Thrissur
the Town Hall Road, the museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm on all days
except Mondays and national holidays
Art Museum, Trichur
Located in the zoo
compound, the art museum displays collections of woodcarvings, metal
sculptures and ancient jewellery. Open 10.00 am - 05.00 pm on all days
Christian Divine Retreat Centres
located at Muringoor and Potta near Chalakudi, on the Kochi - Thrissur
20 km east of Trichur, this
picnic spot offers boating facilities. There are frequent private buses
from Trichur. Built across the Manali River, the dam is a vast catchment
area of nearly 3200 acres with extensive botanical gardens and cascading
fountains offer numerous inviting avenues for tourists.
Saint Thomas Memorial, Kodungalloorm
Thomas, the apostle, is believed to have landed in Kodungalloor
(formerly called Muziris) in 52 AD. The St. Thomas Church established by
him houses ancient relics.
Shakthan Thampuran Palace
Also known as
Palace Thoppu, the campus covers an area of 6 acres. Here one can see
three tombs (Shavakudeerams) including that of Shakthan Thampuran, the
greatest ruler of the Cochin dynasty.
Houses the picture gallery where
mural paintings from all parts of Kerala are on display.
The Children's Park on this
beautiful hillside picnic spot offers amusement rides. It remains open
from 07:00 am uptil 07:00 pm
Situated 2 kms from Trichur (Thrissur)
town, it is open from 9.00am - 05.00 pm on all days except Mondays.
Excursions from Thrissur (Trichur)
29 km northwest of Trichur (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. more..
This 80 foot high waterfall at the threshold of the Sholayar ranges is
a popular picnic spot. more..
Situated 10 km from Irinjalakuda Railway Station, this ancient temple
is perhaps the only one in India dedicated to Bharatha, the brother of
Sree Rama. The eleven-day Annual Festival featuring a pageant of
thirteen caparisoned elephants (held in April/May), marks the end of the
festival season in Kerala. more..
Ariyannoor Temple, Kandanisserry
This temple has a carved entrance gable, which has been compared to the
sculptures of American artist, Louise Nevelson. The Sree Krishna Temple
at Thirukulashekharapuram as well as the Siva Temple at Thiruvanchikulam
are believed to belong to the 9th century.
Cheruthuruthy is the seat of the Kerala Kalamandalam, renowned the
world over for its Kathakali Training Centre. This music and dance
academy was founded by the famous poet, Vallathol Narayana Menon.
Training in Kathakali, Mohiniyattom, Thullal and other traditional art
forms is imparted here. Cultural programmes are also arranged.
This home of 50 temple elephants offers unusual spectacles of the
gentle pachyderm. Brought as ritual offerings to the temple, these
elephants are groomed at this fort. Visitors are allowed into this
Just a short drive from Athirapally, this picturesque waterfall is
close to dense green forests and is a part of the Chalakudy river.
Fairs & Festivals - Trichur (Thrissur)
Places To Stay - Trichur (Thrissur)
Casino Hotel, Thrissur.
Luciya Palace, Trichur. Yatri Niwas, Thrissur.
Hotel Spring Valley, Athirapally.
Hotel Richmond Resorts, Athirapally.
Vanamala Kusumam, Guruvayoor.
RVK Tourist House, Guruvayoor.
Maps - Trichur (Thrissur)
Climate - Trichur (Thrissur)
General Information - Trichur (Thrissur)
August To March
Malayalam, Hindi, English
3032 sq. km.
Max: 35 deg. C
Min: 22.5 deg. C
Useful Information - Trichur (Thrissur)
Banks / Money Changers
State Bank Of India,
State Bank Of Travancore, Federal Bank, South Indian Bank.
Medical College Hospital, Heart
Hospital, Government Ayurveda Hospital.
Cheruthuruthy; Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy; Kerala Sangeetha Nataka