Tourist Destinations Near Thrissur

Places to Visit in Thrissur


There are many travel attractions in Thrissur. It is one of the major cultural centers of Southern India, and is often referred to as the 'cultural capital of Kerala'.
Tourists never forget to visit this beautiful city on their trip to the state of Kerala, God's own country. The city is adorned with many temples, churches and architectural wonders.

Art and culture is woven in the fabric of the society. The three premier institutes like Kerala Sahitya Academy, Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy and Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy is engaged in the development of various forms of art like literature, drama, theater, painting, sculpture etc. The rich cultural heritage of the city is reflected through the ancient monuments, art, literature, music of the region. Tourists come here to soak themselves in the culture of the city.

The city of Thrissur is also very religious and has several temples and churches. The Thrissur Pooram festival is a very famous festival that is among the most spectacular temple festivals of Kerala. Some of the magnificent temples located in the city are Thiruvambady temple, Vadakkumnatha temple and Paramekkavu temple. The two notable churches of the city are the Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral and the Our Lady of Dolour's "New Church" Basilica, which is the biggest in South Asia.

Places to See in Thrissur



Kerala Sahitya Academy

Kerala Sahitya Academy, Thrissur was founded on 15th August in the year 1956. The main aim of the academy is to help in the development of Malayalam Language and Literature.

It actually works with the co-operation of the Kerala Sahitya Academy in New Delhi. development of Malayalam Language and Literature. Read More.....

Town Hall in Thrissur

The Town Hall in Thrissur has a magnificent building in a huge area with lawns and gardens. It is a favorite among the tourist who love art. It is famous for its picture gallery or 'chitralayam'. The picture gallery exhibits mural paintings brought from the various regions of Kerala. The Town Hall at Thrissur is a very important building where public meetings and numerous cultural programmes are held regularly. Read More.....

Vadakkumnathan Temple

The Vadakkumnathan Temple is a magnificent temple, in the city of Thrissur in Kerala. This Temple is considered to be one of the most ancient temples of Kerala's.

The wonderful architecture of the temple is worth seeing. It is a brilliant example of the Kerala style of architecture. The presiding deity of the Temple is Lord Shiva, which is decorated with golden ornaments and bright colored clothes. Read More.....

Kerala Lalithakala Academy, Thrissur

Kerala Lalithakala Academy, Thrissur was founded in the year 1962.

Art and literature occupies a prominent place in Thrissur. The main aim of the Academy is to encourage the culture, sculpture, painting, plastic and visual arts. Read More.....

The Sakthan Thampuran Palace

The Sakthan Thampuran palace is situated in the Thrissur district of Kerala. If you are interested in history then this is the place for you to visit. In the chronicles of the Perumpadappu Swaroopam, the former dynasty that ruled Kochi, the palace has been considered a landmark.

The Shakthan Thampuran Palace reflects a number of exciting and exceptional aspects of the erstwhile rulers of Kochi. Read More.....

The Church of Lady of Dolours

The Church of Lady of Dolours is a popular tourist attraction and also a greatly visited pilgrim center of southern India. On 20th May 1992, the Church was consecrated by Cardinal Antony Padiyara as a Basilica. From then onwards it is known as the "Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours".

The Church of Lady of Dolours is located in the religious city of Thrissur in Kerala. The architecture of the church is exceptional with two massive belfries built in Gothic style. The dimension of the church is 370 feet long on the east-west side and 180 feet wide along the north-south side. The church is constructed on a total plinth area of 25,000 sq. ft. A tower of the height of 260 feet is present on the back of the Church. Read More.....

Thrissur Archeological and Art Museum

Thrissur Archeological and Art Museum are the major institutions that display the rich cultural heritage of the region. The entrance in the museums are free to all.

The Archaeological Museum in Thrissur is situated on the Town Hall Road. There are several relics and heirlooms in the museum which are archaeologically important. The museum is open to the general public from 10 am to 5 pm on all weekdays except on Mondays and national holidays. Read More.....

Thrissur Zoo

Thrissur Zoo is undoubtedly one of the major travel attractions in Thrissur. Spread over an extensive spread of 13.5 acres of land area, the zoological garden in Thrissur is home to a wide variety of animals, reptiles and birds. The species also include some of the rare and endangered varieties. Read More.....

Thrissur Round

Thrissur Round, also known as Swaraj Round is the central point of the city of Thrissur. The whole of the city branches from here through nine roads. These roads further form junctions to make the spread of the city a circular one. The Thrissur Round encirlces Thekkinkadu maidan, the ground of Teak forest. It also surrounds the sacred hillock on which Lord Shiva presides in the Vadakkunnathan Temple. The elevated temple commands the landscape of Thrissur City. Read More.....

Kuriachira

Kuriachira is a thriving residential area in the city of Thrissur. Located at a distance of just 2 km from the Swaraj Mound, towards the south, it situates itself by the Thalore Bye-Pass Road.

In spite of being a residential area, the place is one of the travel attractions in Thrissur for the beautiful outlaying of the region and a number of churches. Read More.....

Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy

The Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy of Thrissur was established on 12 April, 1938, with the endeavor to promote and propagate the traditional art and culture of Kerala.

Located within the main city of Thrissur, the academy works in collaboration with the Kendra Sangeetha Nataka Academy, New Delhi to preserve and nurture Indian cultural heritage in general and Keralite cultural heritage in particular. Read More.....

Vilangan Hills, Thrissur

Vilangan Hills, Thrissur is a hillock, set amidst a picturesque locale. Situated on the outskirts of the main city of Thrissur, it is about 5 km from the city center.

The hill is covered with verdant green bushes that give it a serene surrounding. The elevation provides a beautiful view of the city of Thrissur. Near the top of the hill, there is also an open air theater. All this and more make Vilangan Hills one of the most favored travel attractions in Thrissur Read More.....



Last Updated on : 23/09/2013