Altitude : 5m above sea level
Tourist Season : October to March
Clothing : Cotton Clothes
Temperature : Min. 20 c - Max. 35 c
Location: Latitude : 10° 31' 0" N Longitude : 76° 13' 0" E
Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport
Nearest Railway Station: Thrissur
Thrissur is regarded as the cultural capital of Kerala for its rich cultural heritage and historical importance. Thrissur has significant position in the history of Kerala. The name Thrissur is derived from the word 'Thrissivaperur' which in local language means 'the town with the name of Lord Shiva'. The British called this region as Trichur and later in 1990 the name changed to Thrissur.
The temple at Guruvayoor is one of the most important temples in Kerala. Guruvayoor temple is the largest and the famous temple in Kerala. The temple has a history which dates back to 16th century and is dedicated to Lord Krishna known as Guruvayurappan.
Thrissur Vadakkunnathan Temple is one of the ancient Shiva temples in Kerala. The temple is situated on a hillock near the Thrissur city. It is traditionally believed that the temple was built by Lord Parasurama. The temple has several mural paintings and which are declared as national monuments by the Archaeological Department of the state.
The temple festival is known as 'Thrissur Pooram' which 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.
Some of the places of interest in Thrissur are Athirapilly Water Falls, Vazhachal, Peechi Dam, Sakthan Thampuram Palace, Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary, Kudakkallu, Archeological Museum, Koodalmanikyam Temple, Vadakkumnatha Kshethram, Aarattupuzha Temple etc.
Athirapally and Vazhachal Waterfalls are exciting tourist places in Thrissur. Arattupuzha Temple, Chavakkad Beach, Cheraman Juma Masjid, Chimmoni Dam, Kerala Kalamandalam, Koodalmanikyam Temple, Lourdes Cathedral, Mammiyur Temple, Peechi Dam, Punnathur Kotta, Sakthan Thampuran Palace, Sree Rama Temple, Vadakkumnathan Temple are some of the major tourist spots in Thrissur. The Guruvayur Temple, one of the main pilgrimage centre in Kerala is one of the important Thrissur places.