Welcome to Kerala

Kerala , is situated on the southwestern coast of India, a country in South Asia. This tropical paradise enjoys a unique topography with Arabian sea, a part of the Indian Ocean on the west and the Western Ghats on the east.

 

Thrissur

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. 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.

http://www.dtpcthrissur.com/

  • Nearest international airport: Nedumbassery (58 km)
  • Thrissur is an important railhead of the Southern Railways.
  • The KSRTC bus station, near the railway station operates long distance and inter-State services Ph: 0487 2421150 Sakthan Thampuran bus stand is 1 km away from town The north bus stand is in the heart of the town.
  • Tourist Attractions

     

    Athirappilly

    The Athirappilly Falls is situated 1000 ft above sea level on the Chalakudy river, at the entrance to the Sholayar ranges of the Western Ghats, Athirappalli is a scenic combination of forests and little streams. Falling from a height of 80 feet, this is one of the largest waterfalls in the state. Many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna are found in the forests of the Athirapilly-Vazhachal area.

    Getting there

    It is located 60 km from Thrissur city, 70 km northeast of Kochi city, 55 km northeast of Cochin International Airport, and 30 km from Chalakudy town

     

    Peechi Dam

    Peechi Dam is located 23km from Thrissur. This dam project started as an irrigation project, offers boating facilities at the reservoir. Peechi is a fascinating picnic spot. Boating is permitted in the reservoir and on lucky days one can see wild tuskers on the forested banks, part of which forms a wildlife sanctuary .There are frequent private buses from Thrissur. Built across the Manali River, the dam is a vast catchment area of nearly 3200 acres with extensive botanical gardens and cascading fountains offer numerous inviting avenues for tourists. One can see tuskers on the bank of this reservoir Peechi Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1958 has got 125Sq.Km area and Peechy is only 15 Km from Thrissur. The Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary has dense, moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests is located in the catchment area of the Peechi and Vazhani dams. With more than 50 species of orchids and medicinal plants, the sanctuary is a veritable treasure trove of rare flora and fauna. The place is congenial for boating and trekking. The natural habitat at Peechi-Vazhani Sanctuary is frequented by Tigers, Leopards and Wild Dogs, besides the Sambar and the Spotted and Barking deer.

    Getting there

    The distance is 82 km from the Kochi International Airport and 24 km from Thrissur town.

     

    Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary

    Chimmini Wildlife sanctuary is a national park located along the Western Ghats in Mukundapuram taluk of Thrissur District. The sanctuary with an area of about 85.067 km2 is on the Western slopes of the Nelliyampathi Hills

    Getting there

    The distance is 60 km from the Kochi International Airport and 36 km from Thrissur town. It comes under the Peechi Wild Life Division.

     

    Vadakkunnathan Temple

    Vadakumnathan is one of the 108 Sivalayas consecrated by Saint Parasurama. Since Devi Parvathy was alongside Siva when he gave darsan to the saint, Parvathy was also installed facing east in the temple. Lord Vigneswara and Lord Sreerama were also added to complete the installation.The mode of dharsan for this temple was formatted by the saint Adi Sankara, who in turn was a born to his parents for their Tapsya at this temple. This dharsan order is still followed without alternations.This temple is a classical example of Kerala style of architecture and has many decorative murals and works of art. This is the venue of the world famous Thrissur Pooram Festival celebrated annually in April-May.

    Offering Timings

    4.30 am to 11 pm, 5 pm to 8.30 pm

    Getting there

    The distance is 47 km from the Kochi International Airport and 1.5 km from Thrissur Railway Station.

     

    Guruvayur Temple

    Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple is dedicated to the god Krishna (an avatar of the god Vishnu), located in the town of Guruvayur in Thrissur. Guruvayoor is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres of Kerala. Its main attraction is the Sree Krishna Temple, considered the Dwaraka of the South. This historic temple is shrouded in mystery. According to belief, the temple is the creation of Guru, the preceptor of the Gods, and Vayu, God of the winds.

    Offering Timings

    Open 0300 - 1230 hrs & 1630 - 2115 hrs

    Getting there

    The distance is 75 km from the Kochi International Airport and 27 km from Thrissur Town,Guruvayur Railway Station is 1 Km. from Temple .

     

    St.Thomas Church Palayur

    St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Palayur is located at Palayur (also spelt Palayoor), in Thrissur district. According to tradition, it was established in 52 AD by St Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ.It is the oldest church in India and is called an Apostolic Church credited to the Apostolate of St. Thomas

    Mass Timing

    Daily: 6.30 a.m. Tue & Thur : 6.30 a.m. & 5.00 p.m. Sundays : 6.30 & 9.00 a.m.5.30 p.m. Sunday (after 10th of each month) : 6.30 & 9.00 am. || 3.00 & 5.30 p.m.

    Getting there

    The distance is 85 km from the Kochi International Airport and 27 km from Thrissur Town,Guruvayur Railway Station is 3 Km. from Palayur. .

     

    Cheraman Juma Masjid

    The Cheraman Jum'ah Masjid is a mosque in Methala, Kodungallur Taluk, Thrissur district.

    Getting there

    The distance is 25 km from from Thrissur town.

    http://www.cheramanmosque.com

     

     
     
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