Famous for the colorful festival of Thrissur Pooram, Thrissur is the cultural hub of Kerala where you can witness the true heritage, ancient temples, vivid folk dances, and traditional architecture of Kerala

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Best Season

October and March

Ideal Duration

2 days



Thrissur, also called Trichur or Thrisshivaperur in olden times, is a famous city in Kerala. It is the third-largest city in the state and is often called its cultural capital. Thanks to its strategic location, Thrissur has always been a center for trade.

Sakthan Thampuran made Thrissur his capital and an important commercial hub. The king founded the Thrissur Pooram festival and made it an important cultural aspect of this city.

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The grand Vadakumnathan Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Thekkinand Maidan is located in the heart of Thrissur. The city has since transformed and become an important commercial hub.

It has something for every tourist whether one enjoys the company of nature, wishes to explore its history, loves ancient art and architecture, or simply intends to pay respect to the many temples and holy shrines located here.

When in Thrissur, you can visit temples like

  • Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Swamy Temple
  • Thiruvilwamala Vilwadrinatha Temple
  • Sree Kulasekaranallur Shiva temple, Nedumpura
  • Palunkil Shiva Narayana Temple
  • Vadakkumnathan Temple
  • Mammiyur Mahadeva Temple
  • Koodalmanikyam Temple
  • Sree Thripayya Temple
  • Arattupuzha Sree Sastha Temple
  • Sree Kurumba Bhagavathy Temple

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You can also explore other fascinating places to visit in Thrissur like

  • Kerala Kalamandalam - Watch dazzling performances of Kathakali and Kalaripayattu
  • Thrissur Zoo & State Museum - Have a fun family outing
  • Shakthan Thampuran Palace - Witness the unique blend of Kerala and Dutch architecture
  • Cheppara - Relax amid untouched nature on a peaceful hillock near Thrissur
  • Vazhachal Waterfalls - Take a refreshing dip in a milky-white waterfall
  • Vilangan Hills - Indulge in exciting activities like pedal boating on top of a scenic hill near Thrissur

Pack your bags and explore all that Thrissur, the cultural hub of Kerala, has to offer!

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Best time to visit Thrissur

Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination

Best time to visit
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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 here 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 by state-run buses, taxis, or the local autorickshaws.

Alternatively, you can also opt for car rental or bike rental services. You must also walk around and soak in the historic ambiance of this ancient city whenever you get the opportunity and the weather allows.

By Flight

Thrissur does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport located 53 km from the city. You can fly into Cochin from every major city in India. Several international flights operate from Cochin. Private as well as state-run buses and cabs are available outside the airport and will readily take you to Thrissur.

By Bus

Thrissur is well connected by road and rail. Thrissur has its own railway station. It is connected by direct trains from every major city in India.

By Train

The city has excellent road connectivity. Private Volvos and buses run by KSRTC connect Thrissur to every major city in South India and Kerala.

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