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Destination Theme
Cultural & Heritage Centers, Yoga Retreats,
Best Suited For
Families, Tourists and Travellers.
Recommended Duration
Two to Five days.

Quick Info

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.

Rankings & Ratings

The cultural capital of Kerala where the scintillating Pooram festival is celebrated blissfully.

Editor's Rankings

#20 in 33 Destinations in & around Kerala

Editor's Review

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 place has rich cultural value.
  • The waterfalls and beaches have great view and atmosphere.
  • Plenty of accommodation facilities available.
  • You can rent bikes to move around.


  • The place gets overcrowded during festivals.
  • The city is generally on the warmer side.
  • You need to travel a lot to see waterfalls and beaches.
  •  The city area is not very neat and clean.

Itinerary Tips

  • Most tourists visit Thrissur to attend the Pooram Festival. This is held in April or May.
  • Bikes and cars can be taken for rent to move around Thrissur.
  • Vadakummnathan temple is the most important attraction of the city.
  • If you're visiting Thrissur, you must visit Athirapilly falls. It looks majestic, especially in rainy season.
  • Kerala Kalmandalam displays some ancient arts of Kerala like Kathakali.
  • Children would like to visit the Thrissur Zoo.
  • Chavakad beach offers special scenic beauty, one of the best beaches on the west coast.
  • Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary and Dam can also be visited in your trip.

Detailed Info

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.

Best Time to Visit?

Between the months of September and February.

How to Get There?

By Air

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.

By Train

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.

By Road

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.


Local Cuisines

Vellayappam is a special dish in the city which is like rice hopper. Achappam and Kuzhalappam are some of the popular snacks.