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  • Best SeasonOctober and March

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Thrissur was called Trichur or Thrisshivaperur, is a city in Kerala. It is the third-largest city in the state and is called its cultural capital.  Thanks to its strategic location Thrissur has always been a centre for trade.  Sakthan Thampuran made Thrissur his capital and an important commercial hub. The king founded the Thrissur pooram festival. 

The grand Vadakumnathan Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Thekkinand Maidan is in the heart of the city. The city has since transformed and become an important commercial hub.  Thrissur has something for every tourist, whether you enjoy nature or are a history buff.

Popular Questions About Thrissur

Why is Thrissur famous?

Famous as the Cultural Capital of Kerala, Thrissur is known for ancient temples, churches and mosques. Right from Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple to Athirapally Waterfalls, there is a lot to explore in Thrissur. Thrissur is popular for Thrissur Pooram which is marked by elephant shows, folk art performances and processions.

What is the best season to visit Thrissur?

Owing to the pleasant climate, winter is the best time to visit Thrissur. Winter is the best time to explore Thrissur and enjoy sightseeing. However, try visiting Thrissur during the month of April or May to enjoy the famous Thrissur Pooram festival.

What are top sightseeing places in Thrissur?

Thrissur is one of the best places to visit in God’s Own Country to get a glimpse of Kerala’s cultural beauty. Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur Zoo and State Museum, Athirappily Waterfalls, Nehru Park, Chavakkad Beach and Chettuva backwater are some of the top sightseeing places in Thrissur.

How to reach Thrissur?

Thrissur is easily accessible by road and train from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Thrissur does not have an airport of its own. However, the nearest airport to Thrissur is Cochin Airport at a distance of approx 52 km from the city. Thrissur also has a railway station of its own which is connected to all domestic railheads.

Best time to visit Thrissur

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
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The best time to visit Thrissur is between October and March when the weather is pleasant. You can visit during the Thrissur pooram festival in April or May. You can participate in the joyous Onam festival celebrations held in August or September. 


How to Reach Thrissur

Thrissur is well connected by road and rail. Thrissur has an excellent local transportation system. You can travel around by bus, taxis or autorickshaw. Alternatively, you can opt for car rental or bike rental services. Alternatively, walk around and soak in the ambience of the ancient city.

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  • By Flight

    Thrissur does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 53 km from the city. You can fly into Cochin from every major city in India. Several international flights operate from Cochin. Buses and cabs are available outside the airport to take you to Thrissur.

  • By Train

    Thrissur is well connected by road and rail. Thrissur has its railway station. Direct trains are available to every major city in India.

  • By Bus

    The city has excellent road connectivity. Buses and cabs connect Thrissur to every major city in South India and Kerala.

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