Thrissur (Trichur) Tourism

Thrissur (Trichur) Tourism

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Karl dushyant
  • Karl dushyant
  • 3 Reviews

"Must Visit Town in Kerala"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 15, 2013
Thrissur is a wonderful place, tucked away 60 kms from Kochi. Though its an old city, the city has developed quite well in recent times. I was there for the first time and felt very nice with the hospitality of the people there. There a number of Autos there who are quite friendly and don't charge more. The place has many good sights to see. Transportation is not a problem at all. Overall a wonderful place to visit
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Dinakar lal
  • Dinakar lal
  • 4 Reviews

"A Kerala Experience"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Oct 30, 2013
It was rather official and so did not stop anywhere with sightseeing interest. No shopping, no visits. But the food on the way, especially the beef preparation was good. I may visit Thrissur again as I hear that it is a place with tourist interest. May be the time when there is Pooram celebration is the right time for people to visit. Or may be Onam week is ideal.
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Shinoj Lal
  • Shinoj Lal
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 3 Reviews

"Cultural Capital of Kerala!"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Oct 26, 2013
Thrissur is the cultural capital of Kerala. As far as i have see, the city people are middle or high class and very well educated and mannered. You can find very good hotels, restaurants, theaters etc but no night life There are so many heritage places to visit. Also it is a good location to halt during your travel to scenic locations around like Wayanad or Palakkad...
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Moanica .a.
  • Moanica .a.
  • 3 Reviews

"Wonderful during monsoons"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2013
Nothing new to be told about Thrissur. One can go to his place just to see the houses built.
It is away from various destinations but so would be any other city. It is scenic and we went there at the arrival of monsoons. We had wonderful time at this place.
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Ananthanarayanan P v
  • Ananthanarayanan P v
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Thrissur trip"

  • Posted Apr 30, 2013
The place is very good for piligrimage. Vadakkunathan temple, Thiruvambadi temple and paramekkavu temple are situated in the heart of the city. The thrissur pooram is famous.
The Gurvayoor temple is about 30Km from thrissur city.
Nearest Airport is Kochin international airport

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Athirappally near Chalakkudy is a tourist place.
Peechi dam is near by.

Activities & things to do: Sight seeing, Visiting temples and shopping etc.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Careful about bag and baggages in busstands railway stations etc.
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Arun kumar Viswanathan
  • Arun kumar Viswanathan
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 2 Reviews


  • Posted Apr 6, 2013
Trissur is the cultural capital of Kerala, it is pooram festival time in April and will have lot of activities which would be a ice candy to any visitor.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Kadala curry and puttu is amazing in kerala. Please visit all temples like wadakenathan, thiruvambadi krish and guruvayur krish.

Activities & things to do: There is also lot of shopping that can be done in trissur

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Nearest airport is 1 hr drive, railways station is right in the heart of the city and well connected with bus routes.
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Pratibha Sachdeva
  • Pratibha Sachdeva
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews

"Well the place was nice..."

  • Posted Mar 30, 2013
Well the place was nice a traditional city of kerala
it has been truly said it is the traditional capital of kerala.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sight seeing was nice
not much for shoping
food was good the bakeries over there was simply awesome

Activities & things to do: naatika beach n temples

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: by car good connectivity from shornur
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Md Dixon
  • Md Dixon
  • 2 Reviews

"Thrissur - The Cultural Capital of Kerala"

  • Posted Mar 16, 2013
Athirapilly and vazhachal waterfalls, Puthenpally, Beaches, Guruvayoor elephant sanctuary and so many places.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: My favourite restaurants are Joy Palace, Pathans, Sree Radhakrishna Prasada and Hotel Bharat.
Thrissur pooram is main attraction which is take place in april or may.

Activities & things to do: Athirapilly and vazhachal waterfalls, Puthenpally, Beaches, Guruvayoor elephant sanctuary and so many places.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Train - There is Thrissur railway station
Airport - Nearest Airport is Nedumbassery
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Dr satishkumar Ambalavanan
  • Dr satishkumar Ambalavanan
  • Flashpacker
  • 4 Reviews

"My experience"

  • Posted Mar 5, 2013
I have visited thrissur for dental conference which i have traveled all the way from karaikal by train by ernakulam express and enjoyed very much

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Kerala, shopping also very good food was superb and wonderful experience at gods own country.

Activities & things to do: Stay at hotel which is near by railway station and you can reach every destination easily.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Travel with less luggage and it is more comfort, train service is good to thrissur
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Sachin Sadanandan
  • Sachin Sadanandan
  • 2 Reviews

"The Cultural Capital of Kerala"

  • Posted Feb 21, 2013
Thrissur(Trichur), the cultural capital of the state, is well known for its rich cultural history. The 'Thrissur Pooram' festival is a popular tourist attraction in south India. Historically, Thrissur was the Capital of the Kingdom of Cochin.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Flavors vary in different parts of the district, which are influenced by various communities respectively. Though there is a handfull of Fast Food franchises in the town , the place is mostly known for its traditional food .

Activities & things to do: The Guruvayur Temple , the elephant sanctuary nearby the temple , The Kerala Kalamandalam at Cheruthuruthy , The Athirappilly Waterfalls , The Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kodungallur etc.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Thrissur is easily accessible by rail , road and air. It is situated 70 Kms from ernakulam , 50 Kms to The Nedumbassery International Airport.
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Thrissur (Trichur) Info

  • State: Kerala
  • Famous for/as: Heritage

The name ‘Thrissur’ has evolved originally from ‘Tiru-Shiva-Peru’ which literally translates to ‘the big town of Lord Shiva’. Thrissur is officially known as the cultural capital of Kerala. One of the most well-known aspects of Thrissur is the ‘Vadakkumnathan Kshetram’ or shrine where Lord Shiva is the presiding idol. The temple is located in the heart of the city right in the centre encircling about a ‘round’ of 64 acres of land and it is also called as the Swaraj Round. 

History of Thrissur

Thrissur (formerly known as Trichur) is also one of the first cities of Kerala. There is a myth that Thrissur was created by Lord Parasurama, the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, soon after Kerala was created, by erecting the Shiva temple here. 

People & Culture of Thrissur

The famed Thrissur Pooram Festival is one of the biggest, vibrant and eye-catching temple festivals of Kerala. This is celebrated every year in April or May. More than 50 caparisoned elephants are taken in a procession through the town, accompanied by the ‘Panchavadyam’ playing people. Thrissur is also known for its Onam celebrations in August or September every year. Thrissur is also known for being one of the best shopping centres for silks and gold ornaments in Kerala. 

From very early on, Thrissur has been an important centre for learning Sanskrit. The renowned Shankara Acharya, who had settled here, built a temple, had imparted Advaita teachings to many people. The temple is built in the traditional Kerala style of low, tiled roofs, with woodwork, and there was also the famous ‘koothambalam’, or theatre hall where the dramatic art form, ‘Chakiar koothu’ was performed. The famous Kerala Kalamandiram, an art and dance school founded by the late poet Vallathol Narayana Menon, is also in Thrissur district.

Things to do in Thrissur

The Kerala Sahitya Academy and Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy are located in Thrissur. The Shakthan Thampuran Palace here also known as Vadakkekara Palace is maintained by the Archaeological Department. The Archaeological and Art Museum has a good assortment of wood carvings, metal sculptures and antique jewellery. Thrissur zoo is another major attraction for children. There are a lot of animals and there is a special enclosure for snakes. The Appan Thampuran Smarakam is a cultural museum found in 1976 at Ayyanthole.

The Basilica of Our Lady of Dolores locally known as Puthen Palli, Vilangankunnu a hillock created by the tourism department is an amusement park. There are two other amusement parks, Dream World and Silver Storm, located nearby. Punnathurkotta is the famed exclusive Elephant sanctuary, located about 23 km from the city. Peechi Dam, about 20 km from the city is a very good picnic spot. Chavakkad Beach one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala, and the Bible Tower the tallest church tower in Asia can be found here. Tourists can also avail specialised Thrissur holiday packages.  

Travelling to Thrissur

Thrissur (Trichur) has a train station and is connected to most major cities in India. To reach Thrissur, tourists can either travel by bus,  train or hire cabs. The best time to visit Thrissur is between October and February. 

Accommodation options in Thrissur

Hotel options in Thrissur range from budget hotels to luxury staying options. Many hotels are located within the heart of the city. However, tourists can also choose to stay in resorts located in the outskirts of Thrissur. 

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