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Places in Thrissur

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The cultural capital of Kerala, 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.Read more...
Vadakkumnnathan Temple
Vadakkumnnathan Temple at thrissur also known as Rishabhari or Thenkailasam (the kailash of the south) is one of the ancient and most prominent Shiva temples of Kerala.The story of the origin of the Vadakkunnathan Temple is briefly narrated in Brahma purana and there are references to it in some other works also. Though there are small differences between these accounts as regards details, all agree on the central fact, namely, that the temple was founded by Parasurama. Parasurama exterminated Kshatriyas twenty one times. In order to expiate the sin he performed a yajna at the end of which he gave away all the land to Brahmins as dakshina. He wanted to retire to some new land to do tápasya and so he requested god Varuna to throw up a new piece of land from the sea.Read more...
Kerala Sahitya Academy
The Kerala Sahitya Akademi is an autonomous institution established for the promotion and development of Malayalam language and literature.Formally inaugurated by the then Raja Pramukh late Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma Raja of Travancore at Kanakakunu Palace, Thiruvananthapuram on 15th October, 1956, the Akademi started functioning in the Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram and later on was shifted to a room in the Thrissur Museum Bungalow. In September, 1957 it was again shifted to the present beautiful building near the Thrissur Town Hall.Read more...
Lourdes Church
Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral is situated in the heart of Thrissur town in the state of Kerala, South India. The exterior of this church features an Indo-European facade with pink spires. The Centenary of this church was celebrated during the historic visit of Pope John Paul II to Thrissur in 1986. The well decorated underground chapel of the Cathedral is a major attraction. The Cathedral church attracts thousands of pilgrims every month.Read more...
Our Lady of Dolours Basilica Church (Puthen pally)
St. Thomas, one of the twelve chosen Disciples of Christ and the Apostle of India who sowed the seeds of Christianity in India, set foot at Cranganore (Kodungallur) in 52 AD.At that time Cranganore (Kodungallur) was a busy center of commerce and an important port. He traveled about various parts of Kerala by water and land, preaching the Gospel and forming Christian communities which began to grow and several of them sprang up in the vicinities of Thrissur Town too. The heart of the town, known for its spiritual and cultural heritage, was a dense forest in those days.Read more...
Guruvayur Sree krishna Temple
Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Krishna (an avatar of the god Vishnu), located in the town of Guruvayur in Kerala, India. It is one of the most important places of worship for Hindus of Kerala and is often referred to as "Bhuloka Vaikunta" which translates to the "Holy Abode of Vishnu on Earth". However, even though the shrine is considered to be one of the holiest spots for Vaishnavites (Vishnu followers), the temple is not a part of the famous 108 Divya Desams temple list. Read more...
Marta Mariam Big Church
In 1796 A D., the Sakthan Thampuran, King of erstwhile Cochin State (now part of Kerala) brought 52 Christian families to Trichur from the neighbourhood with a view to develop Trichur as a center of trade and commerce. The Martha Mariam Church was constructed in 1814 for these Christian families. Read more...
Sakthan Palace & Stadium
This palace named as Vadakkekara Palace, was reconstructed in Kerala-Dutch style in 1795 by Shri. Ramavarma Thampuran of the erstwhile Princely State of Cochin, well known as Sakthan Thampuran, and is preserved by Archaeological Department. Read more...
Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy
Kerala Lalithakala Academy for Fine Arts is an autonomous body which was established in 1962 to promote art and artistic heritage, based at Thrissur in Kerala. C.N. Balakrishnan is the newly appointed chairman of Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi. Though the Government of Kerala provides funding and support for the academy, the administration of the academy is designed to be autonomous by its constitution. The academy recognizes superior art works every year through its prestigious awards. . Read more...
Kerala Kalamandalam
Kerala Kalamandalam is the premier center of excellence in Indian Performing Arts. This institution gives emphasis to the traditional art forms especially that belong to the State of Kerala. Read more...
Kerala State Museum and Zoo, Thrissur
Started functioning in 1885, the museum and zoo compound is spread over 5.5 hectors of land in Thrissur town. It comprises of Zoological Garden, Botanical Garden, Art Museum and Natural History Museum. The Zoo has 315 animals in 46 species. Read more...
Kodungallur Cheraman Mosque (India's First Mosque)
It is believed that the Cheraman Perumal Juma Masjid was constructed in Kodungallur in 629 AD. It was the first Islamic religious place in India and second in the World. The renowned King of Muziris, the Cheraman Perumal went to Arabia and embraced Islam. He settled in Jeddah and married to the sister of the King of Jeddah. After the death of Cheraman Perumal, the king came to this place and constructed the present Juma Masjid as per the wish of Cheraman King. The mosque was built in the style and design of a Hindu temple. Read more...
Vadanappilly Beach
Thrissur coast is lined with sandy beaches, rocky promontories and coconut palms. Vadanappilly Beach is unrivalled in sheer scenic beauty. For those who love serene, sunny, tranquil places, this beach is the best choice- a virgin beach just beginning to catch up. Read more...
Peechi Dam
Peechi Dam, 23km from Thrissur is an irrigation project site which offers boating facilities at the reservoir. If you are lucky, you might even spot a wild tusker or two on the forested banks, which form part of the 125 sq. km Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary. Read more...
Athirappilly / Vazhachal Waterfalls
East of Chalakudy, near the entrance of the Sholayar forest ranges are the beautiful waterfalls of Athirapally and Vazhachal. Athirapally is 63 km and Vazhachal 68 km away from Thrissur. Both the waterfalls, their cool, misty waters cascading down in the backdrop of thick green forest and rocky terrain, give a scintillating experience to visitors. Read more...
Vazhani Dam
The catchments of the Peechi-Vazhani dam, is the sanctuary known for the ecological sensitiveness of the Elenjikuthu waterfalls, and wild animals. The sanctuary is part of the Palapilli - Nelliyampathy forests. Boating, bird watching and trekking are permitted here. Vazhani, one of the biggest clay dams in Kerala with a length of 792.48 metres, is situated 23 km from Thrissur. This water is used mainly for irrigation and drinking purposes. This project in Thrissur district envisages construction of an earth dam built across the Vadakkancherry puzha. Read more...
Ayyappa Temple / Aarattupuzha Pooram
The famous Ayyappa temple at Aarattupuzha is just 14 kms south of Thrissur town. The 'Arattupuzha Pooram' celebrated on the Malayalam month 'Meenam' (March) is famous and hundreds of elephants participate in this festival, bearing bright colored umbrellas and parasols, presenting a supreme spectacle. Read more...
Silver Storm Amusement Parks (Pvt.) Ltd.
Silver Storm Amusement Parks (P) Ltd is the brainchild of a group of enterprising NRIs. The park was launched with financial assistance from the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. (KSIDC). Its Chairman, Mr. N.V Purushothaman, MD, Mr.A.I Shalimar, Directors Mr.P.K Abdul Jaleel, Mr. M.S Chandran, Mr.V.A Siraj, Mr.Abdul Hasis and Mr.V.R.Menon ably guide silver Storm. Read more...
Dream World Water Park
The enchanting beauty of Athirappilly Water Falls, the scenic attraction of Vazhachal, Thumboormuzhy and Sholayar had fascinated the Tourist from time immemorial. Dream World, the most modern man made sophisticated Water Theme Park is situated on Athirappilly route very near to the magical natural beauty of Athirappilly. Read more...
Bible Tower
The Bible Tower, situated in Thrissur, Kerala is the tallest church tower in Asia. It can be seen from anywhere in the Thrissur town. The tower, which is about 260 feet tall, was inaugurated on January 7, 2007. His Excellency Most Reverend Dr Pedro Lopez Quintana dedicated the Bible tower for World Peace. Read more...
Chavakkad Beach
Chavakkad Beach, lying on the coast of Arabian Sea and situated 5 km from Guruvayoor, one of the best beaches along the West coast with coconut bordered sea-shore is a pleasing view of rare natural beauty entice and attract thousands of tourists. Fringed shadow of coconut lagoons and the mesmerizing atmosphere make Chavakkad Beach a tourist spot throughout the year. Read more...
Cheppara
Cheppra is a beautiful place, just 1 hour drive from Thrisssur town. It is not marked as a tourist place yet but lot of people came to enjoy the scenic beauty of Cheppara. As the word para means cheppara is a giant rock, covers an area of almost one kilometer. Read more...
Chimmony Dam
Chimmony Dam, 42km from Thrissur is located in Echippara village, Varantharappily town. Established in 1984, the sanctuary with an area of about 100 km is on the Western slopes of the Nelliyampathi hills .This is the area of wild life sanctuary, makes for a wide variety of flora still. Read more...
Koodalmanikyam Sree Bharatha Temple
Koodalmanikyam Sree Bharatha Temple is situated 25 km away from Thrissur in the Kodungallur route. A distinctive feature of Koodalmanikyam temple is that there is only one single Prathista. The 'Mukkudi Nivedyam' and 'Brinjal Nivedyam' offered at the day of 'Avittom' star in the Malayalam month of 'Thulam' is famous. This ancient temple is perhaps the only one in India dedicated to Bharatha, the brother of Sree Rama. Read more...
Mammiyur Temple
Mammiyoor temple or Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram is a Shiva temple near Guruvayoor temple, Kerala, south India. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the splendour and grandeur of the Mummiyur is enhanced by the paintings on the walls and the exquisite sculptures. Every devotee who goes to Guruvayoor is supposed to go to Mammiyoor also, as the ritual goes. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple premises. Read more...
Palayur Church
St. Thomas, the Apostle of Christ landed in AD 52 at Kodungalur, the first centuary west coast harbour of Kerala (Plinys Primum Emporium India) and went on to establish seven churches for the faithful he evangelised in Kerala. Only one of the seven churches could claim continuous existence in the same location from the time of the Apostle. Read more...
Poomala Dam
Poomala is one of the popular tourist hill stations in India. This place situated in a calm and serene atmosphere and from the top of the hill we can view Thrissur town. There is a dam in Poomala named Poomala dam, for irrigation purpose. Read more...
Punnathur Kotta
This is the Elephant park near Sree Krishna Temple at Guruvayoor, 34km from Thrissur. Punnathurkotta was once the palace of a local ruler, but the palace grounds are now used to house the elephants belonging to the Guruvayoor temple, and has been renamed Anakkotta (meaning "Elephant Fort"). There are currently 86 elephants housed there. The elephants are ritual offerings made by the devotees of Lord Guruvayurappa. Read more...
Snehatheeram Beach,Thalikkulam
Snehatheeram, means Love Shore, is 3 km away from Thalikkulam and 30 km away from Thrissur town, a wonderful place to spend a day or evening with family. This beach, is maintained by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC), definitely one of the most beautiful beaches in Kerala. Read more...
Sree Rama Temple
This Sree Rama Temple is situated at Thriprayar about 24 km away from Thrissur. In the dim past, this river is believed to have skirted the temple on three sides and hence the sacred place is called Thirupuraiyar or most popularly as Triprayar. The exquisite wood carvings, sculptures and Mural Paintings are an interesting sight. The Triprayar temple was originally under the domain of the Zamorin rulers of Kerala. Read more...
Vilangankunnu
Vilangankunnu is a situated in 7 km away from Thrissur. This hillock has been converted by the Tourism Department as an amusement park. This is a beautiful hill which is a good picnic spot. The Children's Park on this beautiful hillside picnic spot offers amusement rides, where children can relax and play. Read more...

Education Centres in Thrissur

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Jubilee Mission Medical College
Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute (JMMC & RI) Thrissur is a highly reputed institution in the field of medical education. Educational units under this charitable organization are Jubilee Mission College of Nursing (JMCON), Jubilee Mission School of Nursing (JMSON) and Jubilee Mission College of Allied Health Sciences (JMCAHS). Established in 1951 as a small dispensary under Thrissur, (JMMC & RI) now has a 1450 bedded multi specialty Hospital. Read more...
Govt. Medical College
The Government Medical College, Thrissur offers quality education in the field of medical science. This college has made a lot of contributions to the health department of the district. Situated 14 km from away Thrissur town, the medical college nestles itself amidst the greenery of M.G. Kavu. This institute is known for bringing out many qualified doctors of the region. The Government Medical College has a variety of medical courses on offer for the students of the district who want to pursue a career in health sector. Read more...
Amala Medical College
Amala Cancer Hospital and Research Centre was established in 1978 as a non-profit, charitable institution aimed at treatment and management of Cancer in Central Kerala, India. Over the years Amala has grown to become one of the major voluntary territory level hospital in India having modern diagnostic, therapeutic and research facilities to combat Cancer and other ailments. This 550 bed hospital complex is unique in having three principal systems of medicine namely Allopathiy, Ayurveda and Homoeopathy in the same campus Read more...
Kerala Agricultural University
The Kerala Agricultural University came into existence on 24 February 1971. The university has 10 constituent colleges, six Regional Agricultural Research Stations, 26 Research Stations, three Centers of Advanced Studies, the Central Training Institute, the Communication Centre, and five Krishi Vigyan Kendras. Read more...
Veterinary College
College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy came into existence in 1955 as Government Veterinary College; later renamed as Kerala Veterinary College and Research Institute. Read more...
IES College of Engineering
IES College of Engineering is one of the hi-tech engineering colleges in the country. Established under Ideal Education Society (IES), this college has carved a niche in the professional education sector. IES College of Engineering is situated at Chittilappilly, around 10 kms away from Thrissur town. Read more...
Vidya Academy of Science and Technology
Established in August 2003, Vidya Academy of Science and Technology( VAST) has evolved as a notable school of engineering. VAST is ideally located in the sylvan surroundings of a 30 acre plot half-way between the temple town of Guruvayoor and Thrissur. VAST is affiliated to the University of Calicut and also has an academic affiliation with Microsoft Corporation. VAST offers B-tech courses in various streams and a three year Post Graduate MCA program. Read more...
Jyothi Engineering College
Jyothi Engineering College Cheruthuruthy (JECC is a centre for higher education in the field of engineering. It is an AICTE approved institution and is affiliated to the University of Calicut. Jyothi Engineering College incorporates top class infrastructure with two lakh Sq. Feet of build up area. Read more...
MET's School of Engineering
MET's School of Engineering has achieved, within a short span of one year, a credible space among the self-financing engineering colleges of Kerala. This college is accredited to all India Council for Technical Education, Delhi and affiliated to the University of Calicut, MET's is a premier engineering college. Read more...
Vimala College
Vimala College, Thrissur, is a first Grade and Residential Women's College affiliated to the University of Calicut. The College belongs to the Nirmala Province of the C.M.C. in the Roman Catholic Church. Vimala is nationally accredited at five star level. Read more...
Sree Kerala Varma College
The college was started on the eve of Indian Independence on August 11th 1947. Its first affiliation was as a college in Madras University. Now affiliated to the University of Calicut, Sree Kerala Varma College offers 16 courses at degree level and 8 at the post graduate level. Read more...
St.Thomas College
St Thomas College, Thrissur is one of the most leading colleges that are located in the district of Thrissur. This educational institute is well known as it is the first Catholic college of the state of Kerala. The college is located at the heart of Thrissur town. Founded by a priest (Fr.Medleycott) in the early 20th Century this college played a very important role in the development of Kerala. St Thomas College offers various graduate and post graduate courses in the streams of arts, science and commerce. Research programmes are also offered by this college. Read more...
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