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Trichur (Thrissur), the name derived from 'Tiru-Shiva-Perur' (the town with the name of Lord Shiva) is the cultural capital of Kerala.. Thrissur city is built around a 65-acre hillock called the Thekkinkadu Maidan where the world famous Pooram Festival is held, which is one of the biggest festivals of Kerala. The city is also a shopping destination for silks and gold jewelry.
 
 
 
Pooram

The Thrissur pooram(festival), is celebrated in the month of Medam (mid-April to mid-may) as per the malayalam calendar.The main features of the pooram (festival) are hundreds of decorated elephants with their nettipattam (decorative golden headdress), the beats of panchavadyam and the the magnificent display of fireworks.Vadakkunnathan temple is a mere spectator,lending its premises for this great festival which is celebrated by two rival groups Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi.

 
 
 
Puli Kali

Puli Kali is a colorful recreational folk art from the state of Kerala mainly practiced in Thrissur district . It is performed on the fourth day of Onam celebrations (Nalaam Onam), performers painted like tigers and hunters in bright yellow, red, and black dance to the beats of instruments like Udukku and Thakil. Literal meaning of Pulikali is the 'play of the tigers' hence the performance revolve around the theme of tiger hunting

 
 
 
Kalamandalam

The Kerala Kalamandalam is located 32km north-east of Trichur at Cheruthuruthy.This academy is a distinguished centre of excellence in Performing Arts, which spearheaded the movement of cultural renaissance in Kerala.It has been invariably the best institution in India imparting training in and conducting performance of Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Mohiniyattam, Panchavadyam and Thullal.

 
 
 
Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple

Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is located about 29 km from Thrissur. This temple is dedicated to Krishna and a famous pilgrim centre in india .The temple is also called the Bhoolokavaikunta - the heaven on Earth!

 
 
 
Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours (Puthenpally)

Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours (Puthenpally ) is the tallest church tower in Asia .It is about 5 minutes walkable distance.Its exuberant interior decorations include fine specimens of murals, images of saints and scenes from the scriptures. An array of 15 altars and musical church bells imported from Germany.

 
 
 
Athirapilly Waterfalls

It is located 60 km from Thrissur city .The charm of the Athirampally and Vazhachal nature cannot be described by words, Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees, these waterfall is one of the best places in India to re-capture a real sense of the classical idea of the 'Picturesque' - not just calm and sweet, but something wild and natural. Athirapilly. “Dream World and silverstorm are two Water Theme Parks situated near Athirapilly each having its unique element of fun and adventure.”

 
 
 
Nattika Beach

Situated 30 km from Thrissur, Nattika beach is an ideal place to visit. The resorts in the beach offer modern facilities. Deep-sea fishing, backwater cruise on country boats and elephant rides are some of the attractions

 
 
 
Peechi Wild Life Sanctuary

peechi wildlife sanctuary

Established in 1958, the Peechi Wild Life Sanctuary stretches over an area of 125 Sq.km. The sanctuary is home to more than 50 species of orchids and medicinal plants, apart from 25 species of mammals, over 60 species of birds and 10 species of reptiles and snakes. Besides, tigers, leopards, Wild Dogs, Spotted and barking deer are seen here. Ponmudi peak, at a height of 923 meters,lies near Peechi sanctuary. Peechi village, which is 23 km away from Thrissur, is famous for this dam. The dam is built across the Manali River. The colorful botanical gardens and the fountains enhance the beauty of the place.

 
 
 
Other Destinations

Thrissur also boasts of its proximity to other tourist destinations as shown below

Kochi - is the arguably the ideal starting point for exploring the unfathomable diversity and beauty of Kerala, rated in the top three tourist destinations by the World Travel & Tourism Council and featured in National Geographic Traveler's '50 greatest places of a lifetime'. Tourist spots include Chinese Fishing Nets at Fort Kochi beach, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace at Mattancherry, Veega Land (South India's largest amusement park) and Marine Drive.Distance from Thrissur to Kochi is 79 Kilometers.

Alappuzha - with a large network of inland canals earns the sobriquet "Venice of the east". The Vembanad Lake stretching up to Kochi, the rivers Achankovil, Manimala and Pamba and a network of canals in the district are used for inland navigation. The exciting and unforgettable boat cruises between Alappuzha and Kollam offer intimate glimpses of backwater life and an unforgettable journey watching Coir making,boat building, toddy tapping, fish farming and the rugged village life. The village of Kumarakom is a cluster of little islands on the Vembanad Lake in Kerala.Distance from Thrissur to Alleppey is 132 Kilometers

Munnar - breathtakingly beautiful - a haven of peace and tranquility - the idyllic tourist destination in God's own country. Set at an altitude of 6000 feet - unending expanse of tea plantations - pristine valleys and mountains- exotic species of flora and fauna in its wild sanctuaries and forests - aroma of spice scented cool air. Munnar has all these and more.Distance from Thrissur to Munnar is 146 Kilometers.

Ooty - The“queen of hill stations” is situated in the Nilgiri range at a height of 2285 meters. It attracts the tourist by its charming flowers, lofty mountains, dense forest and acres of tea estates. Botanical gardens,lamb’s rock, Dodabetta peak, Kalhatty falls, Kandal cross shrine, Ooty lake and Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary are amusing tourist places.Distance from Thrissur to Ooty is 186 Kilometers.

Kovalam Beach - is known as the "Paradise of the South". Kovalam has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline. Its scenic beauty and serenity is supplemented by the availability of excellent western and Indian restaurants. Surfing, swimming and snorkeling are among the water sports possible in Kovalam beach Distance from Kovalam to Thrissur is 314 Kilometers.

Bangalore - is nicknamed the Garden City. Central business district of Bangalore consists of places MG Road, Brigade Road, Commercial street with malls and uptown shopping centres. Bangalore has many lakes and parks (Lal Bagh, Cubbon Park, Bannerghatta Wildlife Park). Museums, galleries and monuments relive the rich history. The city also boasts of its restaurants and pubs.Distance from Thrissur to Bangalore is 454 Kilometers

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