Thrissur Travel

Thrissur literally means is Thiru-Shiva-Perur or the city dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is the cultural and spiritual centre of Kerala, with its rich history, offering an array of festivals, historical and natural sights. Thrissur is world famous for its Pooram Festival, which is one of the biggest festivals of Kerala. Thrissur houses the Kerala Kala Mandalam, the Kerala Sahitya Academy and Kerala Nataka Academy.

It was officially called Trichur, its British Colonial name, until the 1990s. Thrissur is also called cultural capital of Kerala with its cultural heritage and archeological wealth.

Prime Attractions of Trichur (Thrissur)

Aarattupuzha Pooram
The famous Ayyappa temple at Aarattupuzha is just 14 kms from Trichur (Thrissur), and celebrates its annual pooram festival during March.

Kerala Kalamandalam
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.

Macchattu Vela
'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.

Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary
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
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
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.

Thrissur Pooram
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'.

Vadakkumnathan Temple
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.

Getting There

By Air

Closest Airport from Thrissur is Cochin International Airport which is at a distance of 58 km. Taxis are available to bring you to Thrissur. Kozhikode (Calicut) Airport is 80 km away from city.

By Rail

Thrissur city is well connected and serviced by rail to all major cities in India like Kozhikode, Mangalore, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi. Most of the express trains stop at Thrissur railway station. This station is very near to KSRTC bus stand & 1 km south-west of the town centre.

By Road

Thrissur is well connected to other cities Kochi, Kozhikode, Chennai, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Madurai and Pollachi by road. Here are three bus stands in Thrissur: the KSRTC and Sakthan Tampuran stands in the south; and the Priyadarshini (also referred to as North)