Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala, is renowned across the world for the annual Pooram festival. Pooram festival is the greatest gala on earth, celebrations everywhere for seven days, caparisoned elephants, pyrotechnics, grand feasts, either in April or May every year.

Thrissur - City Guide

Thrissur is also the major financial and commercial hub of Kerala and home to many entrepreneurs.Thrissur is a place which houses everything a tourist looks for. The central attraction of Thrissur is the Vadakkunatha Temple where the reigning deity is Lord Shiva.

Besides other popular temples, Vadakkunathar Temple is the most significant one where the annual Pooram festival is celebrated in a very grand manner.There are Zoo, water falls, Snake Park and Art Museum and the ornate St.Lourdes Church, the prime attractions of Thrissur other than the temples.

Major Attractions:

  • Vadakkunnathan Temple.
  • Shakthan Thampuran Palace.
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours.
  • Thrissur Zoo and State Museum.
  • Athirappilly Waterfalls.
  • Vazhachal Falls.
  • Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple.
  • Vilangankunnu.
  • Punnathur Kotta.
  • Nehru Park.
  • Thekkinkadu Maidan.
  • Kollengode Palace.
  • Chavakkad Beach.
  • Cheppara.
  • Archaeological Museum.
  • Kerala Kalamandalam.

Climatic Condition:

Thrissur enjoys pleasant weather from October to February, offering an ideal time for visitors to explore. However, the summer months from March to May can be extremely hot, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 38°C. The monsoon season begins in June and continues until September.

Best Time to Visit:

October to February

How to Reach:

By Air:The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, located approximately 50.7 Km away from Thrissur. From the airport, Thrissur is easily accessible by road.

By Rail:Thrissur has its own railway station, Thrissur Railway Station, which is well-connected to major cities in India. You can take a train to Thrissur and then use local transportation to reach your specific destination within the town.

By Road:Thrissur is easily accessible by road with well-maintained highways and bus services connecting it to various parts of Kerala and neighbouring states.


1.What is Thrissur famous for?

Thrissur is known as the Cultural Capital of Kerala. It is famous for its vibrant festivals, traditional art forms, and historical monuments. The Thrissur Pooram, a grand annual festival, is a major attraction.

2.Which is the most famous festival celebrated in Thrissur?

Thrissur Pooram is the most famous festival celebrated in Thrissur, known for its unique splendour, featuring a grand spectacle of adorned elephants, vibrant parasols, and captivating percussion music.

3.Is Thrissur a good destination for family trips?

Yes, Thrissur offers a mix of cultural, historical, and natural attractions suitable for family trips. Festivals, temples, and scenic spots make it an interesting destination.

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