The city of Thrissur or Trichur has a rich cultural heritage and historical important and hance the city is known as the cultural capital of Kerala. Thrissur has a huge position in the cultural, commercial and religious development of Kerala. The name Thrissur is evolved from the word 'Thrissivaperur' which means 'the town with the name of Lord Shiva'.
Thrissur Pooram is regarded as the biggest, vibrant and most colorful temple festival of Kerala. Thrissur pooram has a history of more than 200 years. It is celebrated at Vadakkumnathan temple in the month of April. Thrissoor Pooram is participated and conducted by people without any barriers of religion and caste.
Vadakkunnathan Temple is one of the ancient Shiva Temples In Kerala which is situated on a hillock in Thrissur city. It is 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.
Kerala Kalamandalam founded by Mahakavi Vallathol Narayana Menon to revive the art and dance forms of Kerala is situated in Thrissur district. Several recognized artists in arts and dance have been trained here.
Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is one of the most important hindu Pilgrim Centres In Kerala which is situated in Thrissur district. Triprayar Temple is also an important Sri Rama temple in Kerala. Aarattupuzha Temple, Koodalmanikyam Temple, Kodungallur Temple, Mammiyur Temple, Athirappilly waterfall and Vazhachal waterfall, Chavakkad Beach, Nattika Beach, Lourdes Cathedral, Cheraman Juma Masjid etc. are popular attractions of Thrissur.
Thrissur has a railway station and is well connected with most of the major cities in India. The nearest airport is the international airport Nedumbassery. Frequent bus services to Thrissur are available from all the major cities in Kerala.