Thrissur, also known as Trichur is a district located in Kerala and it is bordered by the districts Palakkad and Malappuram to it's North and with Ernakulam and Idukki to its South. It is also called “cultural capital of Kerala” as it has witnessed several events in spirituality, culture and religious practices. The place is famous for classical Keralan performing arts, religious sites, alongside various famous festivals like Onam, Trichur Pooram, and Vadakkumnathan. There are various tourist destinations in the district such as The Vadakkumnathan Kshetram Temple, Tomb of Shakthan Thampuran, Archaeology Museum, Athirapally Falls, Heritage Garden, and many more!
Thrissur is traditionally known as Trichur. The name “Trichur” is derived from its vernacular name “Thrissivaperoor” which is related to Vadakkumnathan Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is also believed that the temple was built by Sage Parasurama.
The city of Thrissur witnessed a complete development during the reign of Raja Rama Varma in 1790-1805. He contributed a major part to develop the modern city of Thrissur. It remained the capital of the state of Kochi Kingdom for a longer period. The famous Sakthan Thampuran Palace was the resident of King Raja Rama Varma. Also, today’s famous cultural hub Thekkinkadu Maidanam was once a dense forest named as Thekkinkadu. Raja Rama Varma also encouraged trading and merchandising in the town while clearing out the dense forests.
Charpa Falls. The Charpa Falls is yet another delight of nature. It is interesting to know that it is a part of River Chalakudy which offers a phenomenally breathtaking experience to the tourists. So, if you have a knack of travelling around then this is one of the best tourist attractions which you must visit with your friends and family.
Vadakkumnathan Temple. The Vadakkumnathan Temple has a very wide collection of some of the most beautiful Mural paintings some of which are more than 400 years old. This gigantic temple along with its historical structure is quite famous for the Nataraja Mural which is very near the main gate.
Uthralikavu Pooram. The Uthralikavu Pooram is definitely one of the most popular festivals celebrated with great zeal. This festival takes place in Sri Rudhiramahakalikav Temple in Thrissur district specifically in the summer season of February and March of every year. Read more...
Kodungallur Bharani. The Kodungallur Bharani is a traditional festival celebrated in Kerala. It takes place in the Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple in Thrissur district and is held in the month of Meenam. The devotees can be seen celebrating and by visiting the temple wearing red costumes to please the Goddess.
Pulikali. Pulikali festival is known for Tiger Dance which is one of the folk art forms of Kerala. It is celebrated on the fourth day of Onam Festival at Swaraj Ground in Thrissur. In this festival, local artists paint their body just like a tiger look like and perform Pulkali. Pulikali (Tiger Dance) is one among the folk art forms of Kerala.
Guruvayur Anayottam. It is an elephant race which can be fascinating for spectators. Such an unusual race. The Guruvayur Anayottam is celebrated at Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple in Thrissur in the month of February every year.
By Rail. It is quite convenient that Thrissur has its own railway station named Thrissur Railway Station which is well-connected to neighbouring and major cities of India.there are regular express trains as well as superfast trains to support the commuting in and around Thrissur.
By Road. Thrissur is well-connected with its neighbouring cities via roadway. The city is connected via several major national highways such as NH544, NH17 and NH66. cities like Kollam, Alappuzha, Arur, Aluva, Chalakudi and Ernakulam have got great connectivity via road. There are frequent buses, author or taxis are available to roam within and around the city.
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