Travel Guide - Thrissur

Thrissur (Cultural Capital of Kerala & Land of Pooram)

Thrissur, originally known as "Thirusivaperoor" is a bassinet of rich culture and heritage. It is situated at the central part of Kerala and is considered as its revenue district. Thrissur is renowned for the most colorful and spectacular temple festival, Thrissur Pooram. This festival involves the grand display of percussion music, caparisoned elephants and dazzling parasols. And this magnificent spectacle is considered as the Mother of all Pooram. Thousands of visitors both in and around the globe visit Thrissur to witness this amazing temple festival.


The Vadakkunnathan temple is the main venue for Thrissur Pooram. This temple is an architectural marvel dedicated to Lord Shiva which houses exquisite murals that depict scenes of Mahabharata.

In terms of sightseeing places, Thrissur offers many historical as well as natural sights. Head to the charming Athirapally Waterfalls to feel the nature in its full glory and its serenity. The sight of Vazhachal Waterfalls cascading down from the high ranges will leave you to dumbfound. Behold the captivating sight of the Shakthan Thampuran Palace which is beautifully furnished in Dutch-style architecture.

If you are an architecture admirer, never miss out the Basilica Of Our Lady of Dolours which is well known for its Gothic style architecture. Thrissur Zoo and the State Museum are a treat for the wildlife enthusiasts and history lovers. The Chavakkad beach offers a lovely beach holiday. Feel the spirituality at Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple.

Tourist Attractions


Nehru Park


Vazhachal Falls

Punnathur Kotta

Chavakkad Beach

Kollengode Palace

Thekkinkadu Maidan

Athirapally Waterfalls

Kerala Kalamandalam

Vadakkunnathan Temple

Shakthan Thampuran Palace

Basilica Of Our Lady of Dolours

Thrissur Zoo & State Museum

Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple

Must Visit Places

  • The oldest and most famous Vadakkunnathan Temple
  • The most popular sacred shrine of Hindus, Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple.
  • The host of famous Thrissur Pooram, the Thekkinkadu Maidan.
  • The mighty Athirapally Waterfalls.
  • The most impressive Shakthan Thampuran Palace.
  • The peace seekers haven, the Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours.
  • The perfect place for wildlife enthusiasts and history lovers, Thrissur Zoo and State Museum.
  • The archaeological lover's hub, the Archaeological Museum.

Travel Tip

  • Visit Thrissur during the months of April to May, to witness the spectacular Thrissur Pooram.
  • Make sure to wear light clothes while visiting Kerala as Kerala has a tropical climate.
  • Don't forget to carry sunglasses, hats, umbrellas and sunscreen lotion

Things to Do



Bird Watching

Wildlife Viewing

Exploring Heritage

Witnessing Thrissur Pooram

Best Time to Visit

Kerala Tourism-weather

October to February is the best time to visit Thrissur as the temperature is low and perfect for sightseeing. March to May ( Summer) is extremely hot with a maximum temperature of 38° C. The monsoon season begins in the months of June and ends in the month of September. Monsoon season is also the best season to visit Thrissur. If you want to witness the spectacular Thrissur Pooram, visit Thrissur during the months of April to May.

Way to Reach

By Air : Cochin International Airport, located at a distance of 53.1 Km is the nearest airport to Thrissur.

By Train : Thrissur Railway Station, located at a distance of 2.5 Km is the nearest railway station..

By Road : Thrissur is well connected to all major cities in Kerala as well as Bangalore, Salem, Coimbatore, and Chennai.

What to Shop

  • Shop for things related to the culture and tradition of Kerala from Surabhi Emporiums.
  • You can get silk, textiles, brass work, gold jewellery, and crafted ornaments from Kairali Emporium
  • Varieties of Textile Garments and Jewellery can be shopped from Poovakalathil Textiles & Shopping Centre.

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