Thrissur is situated in the middle part of the state Kerala.Thrissur is known as the cultural capital of Kerala, and the land of Poorams. The district is famous for its ancient temples, churches, and mosques. Thrissur Pooram is the most colourful and spectacular temple festival in Kerala. From ancient times, this district with its cultural heritage and archaeological wealth has played a significant role in the political history of South India. Many rulers and dynasties beginning with the Zamorins of Kozhikode, Tipu Sultan of Mysore and Europeans including the Dutch and the British have had a hand in moulding the destiny of this region. This 3 days package make a memorable holiday with us by whole Thrissur with family, friends and loved once.
By Road: The district is well connected to all major towns in Kerala. Thrissur KSRTC Bus Station, near the railway station operates long distance and inter-state services Ph: 2421150 Sakthan Thampuran Bus Stand is 1 km away from town The North Bus Stand is in the heart of the town.
By Rail: Thrissur is an important railhead of the Southern Railways.
By Air: Nearest international airport: Cochin International Airport (86 km)
Peechi Dam: - (20 km east of Thrissur) this delightful picnic spot offers plenty of boating facilities.
Peechi- Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary: - (20 km east of Thirssur) Established in 1958, this is one of Kerala’s old wildlife reserves. Formed around twin servoirs of Peechi & Vazhani, the sanctuary is a rich repository of bio- diversity with several endangered herbs, shrubs, rare medicals plants & innumerable variety of Orchids.
Guruvayoor Temple :- ( 29 km west of Thrissur , open 0300- 1230 hrs , 1630 – 2115 hrs) Guruvayoor is one of the most sacred & important pilgrim centre of Kerala . Its main attraction is the Sree Krishna Temple.
Punnathoor Kotta: - (2 km from Guruvayoor, open 0900 – 1800 hrs) the Palace ground of the erstwhile Rajas of Punnathoor is today home to elephant offered by devotes and is the only one its kind in the world.
Cheruthuruthy: - (32 km north of Thrissur) Cheruthuruthy is the seat of the Kerala Kalamandalam, renowned the world over for its Kathakali training centre. Training in Kathakali, Mohiniyattom, Thullal, & other art forms of Kerala is imparted here.
Chimmini Widlife Sanctuary: - (Varandarapilly Village, 37 km from Thrissur) with its dense forests, a variety of birds & butterflies & innumerable trekking trails, this is sanctuary that provides a heady experience for nature enthusiasts.
Athirapally: - (63 km from Thrissur) at the entrance to the Sholayer Ranges, this 80 ft high waterfall is popular
Vazhachal: - (68 km from Thrissur) just a short drive from Athirapally, this picturesque waterfall is close dense, green forest and is a part of the Chalakudy River. Athirapally & Vazhachal are the most famous waterfalls of Kerala, attracting tourist in plenty.
Local handicrafts are textiles, brass work, bell-metal curios and fabulously crafted gold ornaments are some of the things to buy on your shopping expedition. Thrissur also produces beautiful silks. The shopping areas are at the bottom of the temple hill, in the Round where you can easily pick some great Keralan craft pieces.
Activities in Thrissur
There's plenty to do as far as activities go in Thrissur. Visit the temples, churches and shops that are the main attractions here. But the thing to really experience in Thrissur is the Pooram festival. Celebrated in the month of Medam (April-May), it is a riot of colours with loud fireworks and the highlight of the festival being the elephant line up.
Festivals and Events in Thrissur
The time to visit Thrissur is during the 8-day Pooram festival extravaganza in April-May. It has all the ingredients of Indian merrymaking. Bedecked elephants, bejewelled women and others join the procession to the temple accompanied by the booming rhythm of beating drums. Join the procession to the Temple if you are in Thrissur during the Pooram festival. With fireworks, elephants, rolling drums and trumpeting, there is a lot of fun to be had. The Kerala Sangeet Natak Academy often hosts performances of classical music, theatre, and dance recitals. In August-September boat races are held during the Kerala festival of Onam . You can also check out unique mime form of Pulikali where people dress up as and imitate the tiger. Performances are held during this time.
There are plenty of great places to eat at in Thrissur. The food is delicious and very easy on the pockets too! You can enjoy the typical Keralite meal, like a sadya, an elaborate feast, with rice served with many accompaniments such as sambhar, olan (white pumpkin in coconut milk) and avial (assorted vegetable dish). Some of the good places to eat are Pathans Hotel, Sidhartha Regency and Luciya Palace.
Places to stay in Thrissur are limited. You can try the River Retreat which is a wonderful luxury property in the region. Other good hotels in the mid rung category are Casino Hotel and Krishna Inn which are well equipped with basic amenities. For those on a restricted budget Hotel Merlin International and Hotel Luciya are worth checking out.