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Thrissur

 
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Thrissur General Information
Area: 3032 square kms.
Population: 274225
Altitude: Sea level

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about Thrissur

Thrissur, also known as Trichur is the cultural capital of Kerala. Thrissur has a rich history, cultural heritage and archaeological wealth. From ancient times, this district has played a significant role in the political history of South India. Many rulers and dynasties such as the Zamorins of Kozhikode, Tipu Sultan of Mysore and

Thrissur Map, Map of Thrissur

Europeans including the Dutch and British have played an important role in the history of this region. Raja Rama Varma popularly known as the Sakthan Thampuran was the architect of the present Thrissur town. Today, Thrissur is famous all over the world for its Pooram festival. Kerala Kala Mandalam, the Kerala Sahitya Academy and Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy are also located here.

 

Tourist Attractions in Thrissur
There are various religious temples and shrines in Thrissur. Vadakkumnathan Temple, Arattupuzha, Guruvayoor, Irinjalakuda Koodal Manikyam Temple, Cheruthurthy, Athirapally and Vazhachal are the various tourist attractions in

Guruvayoor Temple, Thrissur
Thrissur. Guruvayoor is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres of Kerala. Athirapally and Vazhachal are the most famous waterfalls of Kerala which attract various tourists from India and all over the world. More....
 

Festivals in Thrissur
The Thrissur Pooram is the main festival which is celebrated at Thrissur. Thrissur Pooram is the most colourful temple festival of Kerala and attracts large masses of devotees and spectators from all parts of Kerala and even outside. This festival is celebrated in the Malayalam month of Madom (April-May). It consists of processions of richly caparisoned elephants from various neighbouring temples to the Vadakumnathan temple, Thrissur. The most impressive processions are those from the Krishna Temple at Thiruvanbadi and the Devi Temple at Paramekkavu which is quite a significant event for its devotees. The pooram festival is also well known for the magnificent display of fire works that start in the early hours and last for three to four hours. The marvellous as well as magical effect of the Panchavadyam, a combination of five percussion and wind instruments can also be enjoyed. This festival was introduced by Sakthan Thampuran, the Maharaja of the erstwhile Kochi State.

Pooram festival (April – May) celebrated at the shrine is the main attraction of Thrissur. The Elephant Umbrella competition during this time is spectacular. Beautifully decorated elephants adorned with ceremonial umbrellas carry the deity on a chariot around the main temple. The nearby Paramekavu Bhagavati Temple and Thiruvambady Krishna Temple are also participants in the festivals. Excellent fireworks are on display during the celebration.

Onam, is the most important festival of Kerala. It is celebrated in the month of Aug. – Sept. and commemorates the home coming of legendary king Mahabali. ‘Tourist Week’ celebrations are organized during this time in the state. It is also an occasion of family get-together.

 

How to reach Thrissur
By Air:

The nearest international airport in Thrissur is at Nedumbassery, about 58 kms.

By Rail:

Thrissur is an important railhead of the Southern Railways.

By Road:

Thrissur is well connected to major towns and cities in India. The KSRTC bus stand, near the railway station operates long distance and interstate services. Sakthan Thampuran bus stand is about 1 km away from town. The north bus stand is located in the heart of the town.

 
 

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