It is branded as the cultural capital of Kerala. Because it provide major contribution in regards of cultural, spiritual and religious areas of the state. It provides major contribution in arts and literature. Kerala Sahitya Academy, Kerala Lalithakala Akademi and the Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy are located in Thrissur. Thrissur Pooram is a world famous festival in Kerala, India which happens in the month of April or May.


It was the part of the Chera Empire at ancient times. It has done a mojor role in trade relation with other countries. The real hero of the Thrissur was Saktan Thampuran known as Raja Raa Varma done so many remarkable things under his rule. Guruvayur Satyagrha happened in thrissur district considered as the main incident for Hindus equality The district was formed on 1July 1949
The district has played an important part in the area of political, economical and cultural history of Kerala.


The area of the district covers 1137 sq miles. There are five taluks in thrissur district.They are Thalappally, Mukundapuram, Crangannore, Chowghat and richur.ThePonnani ,the Karuvannur the Chalakudy and the Periyar are the major rivers in the Thrissur district.Chowghat Mukundapuram taluk and Puthenthodu in Trichur taluk are linked by Canoli canal.

Major Attractions in Thrissur

Thrissur is more than Cultural capital of Kerala. There are also attractive tourist places to provide holidays in your life. Let catch the main attraction in Thrissur.

Art & Culture

The city itself knows as the cultural capital of Kerala. The town is built around the temple of Vadakkum Nathan. Pooram is one of the main Cultural events in thrissur which is known as the Pooragalude Nadu means city of Poorams (Pooram is a Hindu festival). The Formal structure of the city was made by Sakthan Thampuran who was the ruler of the Cochin
It is also having better agricultural history with acres of paddy land. There rre also farming of coconut, tapioca, banana, arecanut, rubber, etc.


From March to May are considered as the hot season in the Thrissur district. June to septmber and October to November are the raining season in Thrissur. The average rainfall is 31590 4mm. The winds are blowing south westerly or westerly in the south-west monsoon season.

Athirapilly Waterfalls and Vazachal

It is the major water falls in Kerala. The Beauty of the water lies in the Sholayar ranges of the Western Ghats. The height of the water fall is the 80 Meter. There are two water theme parks near the falls such as Dream World and Silver Storm.

Other Attractive Places

• Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
• Thrissur Zoo

• Kodumon Chilanthiyambalam
• Archaeological Museum

Punnathur Kotta

This is the place where we can find the beauty of elephants. There are more than 60 elephants. It is the largest elephant in the world.

Peechi Dam

It is around 20 Kilometer from the city. It serves as the irrigation project for in and around Thrissur district. The dam is spread around 3,200 acres with gardens and lakes. It is closed to peechi and vazhani wildlife Sanctuary.

Dolours of Basilica

It is also known as the Puthan Palli which is the Asia's largest church. It is the part of Syro- Malabar church. And there is one famous church around 2 Kililometer from the Basilica known as the Lourd Matha Church. The Bible tower is very famous in the Basilica, accessing view of 30 Km surroundings'. It is also better to visit Sacred heart Latin church Thrissur ( st. antony's), located closely to Basilica. Palayoor , Pavarotty, Churches, Saint Thomas Memorial at Kodungalloor and Malayatoor churches are world famous destination in Kerala. St.thomas who came to India in AD.52 and preached Gospels. Ollur church is Known as the Vatican Of

Kerala Kalamandalam

It is the place where the arts of Kerala Originates. People comes Kalamandalm to do study and research about the art form of Kerala. It is located around 30 Kilometer from the Thrissur City. 1927 Poet Vallathol Narayana Menon founded the Kerala Kalamandalam


The Cultural capital of Kerala is very famous about its temples attractions. Guruvayoor Temple, Paremakkavu temple and Vadakkumnatha temple are very famous in Kerala. Thrissur Pooram festival happens with Paremakkave and Vadakkumnatha temple