Thrissur (Trichur) district, latitude 10 degree 32’N and longitude 76 degree 15’E, cultural capital of Kerala, is situated almost in the centre of Kerala State. The district is also known as ‘Cultural Capital of Kerala’. The name Thrissur is derived from Thiru-Shiva-Perur (the town in the name of Lord Shiva). Another interpretation of the meaning of Thrissur is 'Tri-Shiva-Peroor’ (the town with three Shiva Temples). Thrissur Pooram is one of the most temple festivals in Kerala State. The main fascination in Thrissur district is the pooram festival which celebrated in the Malayalam month of Medam (April or May). The main attraction of the town is the temple and the 3.6 hectares of neighbouring open areas are bordered by a spacious circular road called the Swaraj Round.
Thrissur is synonymous with the world famous and spectacular Pooram Festival. The abode of several prominent culture centres including the Kerala Kalamandalam, Sahitya Academy and Sangeetha Nataka Academy, Thrissur has an extraordinarily rich past as well as a vibrant present. From ancient times, this district with its cultural heritage and archaeological wealth has played a significant role in the political history of South India. Many rulers and dynasties beginning with the Zamorins of Kozhikode, Tipu Sultan of Mysore and Europeans including the Dutch and the British have had a hand in moulding the destiny of this region. Raja Rama Varma popularly known as Sakthan Thampuran is the architect of the present Thrissur town.
Thrissur is famous for fostering classical Keralan performing arts, religious sites and the renowned Onam festival, Thrissur Pooram festival and Vadakkumnathan Temple. Thrissur which has also been known as Trichur is from where Kerala gets a fair share of its festive glitter and dynamic and sound instances of classical arts. Thrissur is sure to cast a spell on you with its colourful chants ringing with a rich Keralan culture. The festivals celebrated here are the major attraction for tourists
The best time to visit would be winters, from October to March.
Thrissur does not have its own airport but the nearest airport to this place is the Cochin Airport which is approx. 55 km away from the city.
Thrissur railway station is well connected with all the major cities of India as well as every part of the state of Kerala.
Thrissur is an Excellent Shopping Expedition in State of Kerala. The shopping areas are at the bottom of the temple hill , in the Round where one can get some great Keralite craft pieces. Thrissur also produces beautiful silks. Local handicrafts are textiles, brass work, bell-metal curios and fabulously crafted gold ornaments are some of the things to buy from here. A variety of materials in myriad hues are sure to attract the tourists and visitors. Artifacts made of brass are also popular fo
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