About Thrissur district (formerly Trichur)

With its rich history, cultural heritage and archaeological wealth, Thrissur is called the Cultural Capital of Kerala. Thrissur pooram, a two century old festival celebrated with all pomp and splendor in the month of April/May, is the greatest attraction of Thrissur. The Guruvayoor Temple and the St. Thomas Chruch at Kodungalloore gives a religious recognition to Thrissur.

Basic information about Thrissur, earlier known as Trichur, Kerala, India
Head Quarters of Thrissur District Thrissur
Old name of Thrissur Trichur
Area 3032 sq km
Major Religions Hindu, Christian, Muslim
Population Density 981 persons/sq km
Literacy 92.27%
Came into existence July 1, 1949
Major Tourist attraction in Thrissur district Thrissur Pooram, Guruvayur, Kodungallore, Athirappally, Pichhi
Altitude 5m above sea level
Thrissur telephone code +91-487

Tourist Destinations & Tourism in Thrissur

Cheruthuruthy: Kerala Kala mandalam is situated here. Training in Kathakali, Mohiniyattom, Thullal and other art forms of Kerala is imparted here. Koothambalam is an important attraction here.

Aathirappalli and Vazhachal: Two splendid waterfalls makes this place another important tourist spot in Kerala. These waterfalls are a place of scenic beauty. Athirappalli and vazachal waterfalls are just 5 km apart.

Peechi Dam: Peechi dam and reservoir is an irrigation project site which offers boating facilities at the reservoir. Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary is situated near this picnic spot.

Guruvayur: Known as the Dwaraka of the South, Guruvayur is among the most important pilgrim centers in India. The temple is dedicated to Krishna known here as Guruvayurappan. A 7 mt. high Deepasthambham (pillar of lamps), with its 13 circular receptacles, provide a truly gorgeous spectacle when lit.

Vadakkunathan Temple: This temple is a classic example of the Kerala style of architectrue. One of the most ancient temples in the state, the Vadakkunathan temple contains many decorative wall paintings and historically important pieces of art.

Punnathur Kota: The place where the temple elephants are taken care of. Visitors to the place have the exquisite opportunity to see many elephants and observe them closely.

Thrissur Pooram: Poorams are temple centred festivals in Kerala. Thrissur pooram, which is the pooram of all poorams and the mother of all temple festivals of Kerala is the biggest and most colorful temple festival of Kerala. Thrissur pooram is held every year during the month of April. The formation of gold-caparisoned elephants at the Thrissur Pooram is a spectacular scene and tourists as well as locals throng the Thekkinkadi maidan to catch a glimpse of this colourful event. A night long fireworks display is another attraction of Thrissur pooram

Other places of tourist interest in Trichur include Kodungallore, art museum, Anakkayam, zoo and snake park etc...

Transportation
Air Cochin International Airport, about 58 km, is the nearest airport
Rail Thrissur is a major railhead of the Southern Railway.
Road Well connected with all other cities.

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