Thrissur or Trichur, is one of the largest cities in the state of Kerala. It is the headquarters of the Thrissur district. The city of Thrissur is also called as the cultural capital of Kerala because of its cultural and religious significance in history. The city is most famous for Pooram festival and is home to important temples. The nearest airport to Thrissur is Cochin International Airport which is at a distance of 55 kilometres from the town.
The first thing that comes to mind when you think about Thrissur is its culture. The extremely colourful Pooram festival is the highlight of Thrissur. There are some beautiful natural attractions around the city, but you will have to travel some distance to reach them.
The city of Thrissur is the headquarters of the Thrissur district. Known as the cultural capital of Kerala, the city has some beautiful festivals that are extremely rich in tradition, especially the Pooram Festival. The city also has some pre-eminent cultural centres that include Kerala Kalamandalam and Sahitya Academy. The city has had extraordinary significance even in ancient history because of its cultural heritage and archaeological affluence. Some of the most prominent temples, mosques and churches are present in Thrissur.
The Thrissur Pooram festival, the most colourful and spectacular temple festival in Kerala is held in April or May. Film festivals and exhibitions are also quite famous in the city. The city is also home to some majestic palaces, art museums and a zoo. Bible Tower, the tallest church in Asia is located in Thrissur, with its top visible from anywhere in the city. Among the other tourist attractions in Thrissur are Athirapilly waterfalls, Chimmini Wildlife sanctuary, Chimmini Dam and William Fort.
The altitude of Thrissur is just 3 metres(10 ft) above sea level.
The city experiences typical tropical monsoon climate with heavy showers in the monsoon.
Between the months of September and February.
The nearest airport to Thrissur is Cochin International Airport which is at a distance of about 55 kilometres from the city. The airport is well-connected to the major cities across India and abroad. From the airport, you can book a cab to reach the destination.
There are four railway stations in the city of Thrissur with Thrissur Railway Station being the most prominent. It is well-connected to other parts of Kerala and also a few major cities in the country. From the station, you can pick an auto or taxi to reach your hotel.
The city has three bus stations which are connected to other parts of Kerala through private and state-run buses. National Highway 47 is connected to the city of Thrissur.
Vellayappam is a special dish in the city which is like rice hopper. Achappam and Kuzhalappam are some of the popular snacks.