Thrissur Travel

Travel to Thrissur

Location Thrissur is a beautiful land in Gods own country that has the privilege of being molded by some of the most popular leaders in the history of our country. It is a place that has an abundance of cultural heritage. The archaeological wealth of the land makes a lot of people remain wide mouthed for a long time. The Zamorins of Kozhikode and Tipu Sultan of Mysore have played pivotal roles in shaping the destiny of the dream land. The Dutch as well as the British people are no exception when it comes to developing Thrissur. The richness in the historical background of the place makes Thrissur a popular tourist destination. Right from ancient times, Thrissur is a popular district that has played prime roles in the political functioning of the country. The present day Thrissur is believed to be designed by Raja Rama Varma who is fondly known as Sakthan Thampuran.

Places To Visit In Thrissur Vadakkumnathan Temple :In the month of April-may one of the most popular festivals of Kerala is held in this historic temple. The Pooram festival is popular all over the world and is termed to be one of the most attractive festivals in India. It is celebrated annually with lots of excitement. The fireworks used in the festival add a lot of charm to the event. The Vadakkumnathan temple is a perfect depiction of the architecture of Kerala and is considered to be one of the oldest in the state. The pieces of art and the rare murals are a treat to watch. Tourists have to be Hindus if they want to visit the temple.

Guruvayoor :

One of the most frequently visited temples in Kerala is Guruvayur which is about 29 kms from Thrissur. The Krishna temple in Guruvayur has gained attention from people all over the world. There are a lot of mysterious facts that are associated with the temple. People believe that the temple at Guruvayur is a true creation of the god of winds, Vayu and the preceptor of the gods called as guru. The main entrance to this gorgeous temple is the eastern nada. the main attraction of the temple is the thirteen circular receptacles that provide a heavenly when lamps are lit. It is a part of the 7m high dipasthambham which is the pillar of lamps. The gold plated dwajasthambam or the flag post is about 33.5m high and is placed in the outer enclosure called as the chuttambalam. Images of Lord Ganapathy and Lord Iyyappa are also seen in the temple. The main deity is placed in the square shaped sree kovil at the centre of the temple. If one has to name a sacred temple in kerala, then the first on the list has to be the temple in Guruvayur.

Arattupuzha : A village that gains the attention of hundreds of tourists in the month of April- May is Arattupuzhga. The annual festival of pooram is held in this beautiful village. When planning to visit Thrissur, people should not miss the opportunity to get a glimpse of the processions of images of deities that are brought from the neighboring 41 villages.

Town hall :One historically significant picture gallery that has the privilege to display all the murals and paintings of kerala is the town hall.

Tourist Attractions Pooram Festival :

Sakthan Thamburan, the maharaja of the former state of Kochi and the person who designed modern Thrissur is said to have introduced this Pooram festival which is a festival that attracts huge crowds. The spectacle of the wonderfully decorated elephants and its procession adds a lot of color and charm to the event. It is one important event in the south of India that is held in the month of April- may.

Kerala Kalamandalam : In a state that gives a lot of importance to art and culture, The Kalamandalam is a must visit. It was founded by Vallathol Narayana Menon and his associate Manakkulam Mukunda Raja in the year 1930. This heritage academy is located about 32 kms north east of Thrissur in a place called Cheruthuruthy.

Koodal Manikyam Temple : A strong supporter of lord rama, Bharatha is believed to be worshipped by a lot of people in India. An important fact is that this is the only temple in India that is devoted to Bharatha who was very loyal to Rama. His heroism is still unforgettable and remains in the minds of people.The temple have the deity which clearly shows the emotions shown by Bharatha after the reunion of Rama and Sita. Another astonishing fact associated with this temple is that a lot of miracles take place in the field of medicine.

Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary : A wildlife sanctuary that is situated near the Peechi Vazhani dam much more on the catchment area. The denseness of the sanctury is appreciated and its evergreen deciduous forests add to the beauty of the place.

Kerala Forest Research Institute : Travelers who have great interest in science should not fail to visit this institute that was built in the year 1975. A lot of research projects are undertaken here and play a major role in the development of various fields of plant science, medicine, entomology , reforestation techniques, clonal propagation of special plants and control of plant diseases.

Peechi Dam :If you are on the lookout for a special picnic spot, then the peechi dam is the right place. it is located 20 km on the eastern side of Thrissur and the area is as vast as 3200 acres which makes the place seem like a vast garden. Boating facilities are offered in the dam and accessing the area is not a problem since frequent bust facilities are there. To add to the credit is the beautiful fountains and frerah botanical gardens.

Irinjalakuda Koodal Manikyam Temple : Baratha, the brother of Rama, though worshipped by many has only few temples in India dedicated to him. This temple is one among them. It can be reached by travelling 10 km from the Irinjalakuda Railway Station. The festival season of Kerala comes to an end in this place with a eleven day celebration with lots of fun and excitement during the month of April- May. A procession of thirteen elephants is the specialty.

Ariyannoor Temple : Ariyanoor is visited mainly for the beautiful temple of Siva in Thiruvanchikulum and the Krishna temple present at Thirukaulashekharapuram. It gains attention for being built in the 9th century. Foreign tourista get attracted to this temple since it is believed to have sculptures and work of art that resembles that of Louise Nevelson who was an American artist.

Shakthan Thampuran Palace :A special palace that is solely dedicated to Shakthan Thampuram who played a pivotal role in shaping Thrissur and making it a dynasty filled with cultural richness. He ruled Cochin at that ancient time. The presence of three artistic tombs is the attraction of which one is that of the ruler himself. The palace is situated in an area of 6 acres and is also fondly called as Palace Thoppu.

Cheraman Juma Masjid : Resembling a Hindu temple, this mosque has a lot of credits to its appearance and style of construction. One major fact that makes this place a much visited tourist destination is that it is the first mosque constructed in India during 620 AD and is regarded to be the second one in the whole world. Special juma prayers are held in this mosque. The ancient Thiruvanchidulam Temple, the Cheramanparambu, Portugues fort and the temple of Bhagavathi are some of the most commonly visited tourist destinations.

How To Reach There Getting access to the spot can be rather easy owing to the fact that The Nedumbassery airport is about 58 kms away from the place.Thrissur is well connected to various parts of the country through the railway facilities.

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