The cultural capital of India, Thrissur has a rich cultural heritage and historical importance. Thrissur a strong and deep history that starts from early sangam era. Thrissur, the name derived from 'Tiru-Shiva-Perur' (the town with the name of Lord Shiva) is the cultural capital of Kerala. The town is built around a hillock top. Its most prominent feature is the Vadakkumnathan Kshetram or temple which has Shiva as it presiding deity.
Thrissur Pooram is the most important event in Thrissur. This temple festival is regarded as the festival of all festivals. It is the biggest and most colourful temple festival in Kerala. Thrissur Pooram is celebrated during April - May every year. There will be magnificent firewords on the final day of the Pooram.
There are several hotels, resorts and homestays in Thrissur. Hotel Casino, Hotel Pearl Regency, Hotel Seafort, Niya Regency, Hotel Mangala Towers, Hotel Elite International, Nilayoram Resorts, Vedic Village Resorts, Joys Palace, The Nattika Beach Resort, Kadappuram Beach Resort, Lulu International Convention Centre & Garden Hotels, Ashoka Inn, Hotel Luciya Palace etc. are some of the major hotels in Thrissur.
Ecogreen Homestay, Meadows Mahal, Franklin Roc Stay Home, Neil & Nicky's, Field View Homestay, Kovath Home Stay, Nature Inn, Priya Heritage, Aesthetic Holiday, Alaka Nanda, Gokulam, Jumera Beach Homes, Krishnakripa, Sneha Bhavan, Suvarna, The Village, Zeus, Avantika etc. are some of the important homestays in Thrissur.