Thrissur is situated right in the centre of Kerala and is known for its cultural programs and festivals. Therefore it has rightly earned the designation of being the cultural capital of Kerala. Thrissur hosts a number of colourful festivals all through the year. The Thrissur Pooram is the most important among them all and sees a lot of national and international tourists. Here is our highly recommended Thrissur places to visit list.
1. Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple
Situated about 30kms away from Thrissur, Guruvayoor is a well known Hindu pilgrimage centre. The famous Sree Krishna Temple is here and hence is known as the Dwarka of the South. The temple attracts a lot of devotees every year. The gold plated Dwajasthambam or the flag post is 33.5mts high. Make sure to add this destination to your Thrissur places to visit list and experience serenity in spirituality.
2. Kerala Kalamandalam
Kerala Kalamandalam is a premier learning institute for the performing arts unique to South India. This residential institute has some well-known artists in their field who teach the art to the younger generation. Founded in 1927, Vallathol Narayana Menon was the one who started this institute. If you are an art lover who would love to know in-depth about the art forms of Kerala, this must feature in your Thrissur places to visit list.
3. Shakthan Thampuran Palace
This is the palace of the Maharaja of Cochin, Shakthan Thampuran. He is considered to be the one responsible for effectively managing the commerce and trade in Thrissur. Known for his cordial nature, he maintained friendly ties with the Europeans. The Shakthan Thampuran Palace is an impressive one and has an extremely well-maintained museum that will give you insights on the princely states of a bygone era. To take a sneak-peek into history, we recommend you mark this destination in your Thrissur places to visit list.
4. Athirappilly Waterfalls
The Athirappilly Waterfalls is among one of the most beautiful and popular waterfalls in the country. The Waterfalls is situated in the Sholayar ranges in Chalakkudy, Thrissur. The mere sight of the Athirappilly waterfalls is soothing and rejuvenating. The surrounding greenery is equally mesmerizing. If you are the one who wouldn’t mind a hike, take it and watch the waterfall closely. All you adrenaline junkies and nature lovers, this waterfall is a must on your Thrissur places to visit list.
5. Chavakkad Beach
This is one of the most peaceful beaches in Kerala. The Chavakkad beach is about 6kms away from the Guruvayoor temple. It feels good to simply watch the waves crash into the rocks. Enjoy the quiet and peace as you watch the sunset here.
Vilangankunnu is situated about 7kms away from Thrissur and is a popular weekend getaway. This popular picnic destination is a hillock. With some amazing bird eye views of the city and golden sunsets, this is a destination you must visit if you want a break from all the chaos and just want a moment to soak into nature. There is an amusement park here and it is open from 7 am to 7 pm.