Thissur is located 80 kms north of Cochin
54 Km(Coastal line )
Best time to visit :
September to April
The cultural power house of kerala Thrissur,is well acclaimed for its
devotion to art, culture,music and tradition. The name Thrissur,derives of
'Tiru-Siva-Perur' which means Lord Siva, is appropriately titled. The
central and the most significant attraction of this city is the Vadakkunath
Kshetram (temple) where the reigning deity is Lord Siva .This cultural
capital of Kerala can give any place run for the honour in terms of its
natural beauty. This place is equally famous for Kerala's most impressive
elephant and fire works festival, Thrissur pooram.
Vadakkumnath temple, which is also known as the Rishabari which means the
Kailash of the south, is a classic instance of the keralian style of the
architecture. It is beautified with wall paintings or murals and many
classic pieces of art. World famous pooram festival celebrated
annually in April-may in this temple. Except pooram non hindu's are not
permitted to enter inside the temple premises.
Peechi Dam Wildlife Sanctuary
This pictorial dam which is situated only 23rd Km away from Thrissur is an
irrigation project. It is enclosed by tea garden and eucalyptus forest,
which has intensified its natural beauty. This reservoir has boating
facilities for the keen travellers. There are many times when elephants and
other wild animals can be seen on its bank.
Vazhachal (68 km from Thrissur)
picturesque waterfall is a part of the Chalakudy river. It is one of the
most famous water falls of karela. Just a short drive from Athirapally, this
place is a fevourite destination for the tourists.
Cheruthuruthy (kerala Kalamandalam)
It is placed 29th km north of Thrissur near Shoranur junction. It is the
home of the Kerala's very own traditional dance form. In this academy the
best of Kerala's Kathakali dancers take their training. This institution
also offer training in music, drama & other forms of dance.
This Zoo is spread over 13.5 acres of land .It has a collection of wide
range of flora and fauna. It is the abode of many endangered species of
fauna like tailed macaque, sloth bear, lion. It's snake park is reputed to
have one of the best snake collections in India. It also has a museum in its
compound, which exhibits several sculpture, kathakali figures, religious
How to reach there
Thrissur is nearest to Cochin International
Airport(60 km). It is just 80 km form Kozhikode Airport.
It is well linked by rail to all southern cities.
Railway station is just 1 Km south way form city-centre. It has direct
trains to Ernakulam which take around one and a half hours. Trains to
Kozhikode take around three hours
Tourist can travel by road to other major tourist
destinations in Kerala. Buses carrying Ooty passengers to Coimbatore via
Thrissur. In Thrissur there are three bus stands. In south Thrissur there
can be found two stands named KSRTC and Sakthan Tampuran. The Priyadarshini
stand is in the north.
KSRTC has regular buses bound for Thiruvananthapuram(7 ½ hours),
Ernakulam(2 hours), Kozhikode ( 3 ½ hours) and Palakkad (1 ½
The Sakthan Tampuran stand buses goes to closer towns such as Kodungallor,
Irinjalakuda and Guruvayur (one hour).