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Kerala, known as the 'God's Own Country' is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Known for its beautiful extensive backwaters and beautiful beaches, Kerala is one of the major tourist attractions in India. Kerala is nominated as one among the three finalists at the World Travel and Tourism Council's ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ awards in the destination category.

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Vadakkunathan Temple is the most famous temple in Thrissur. Thrissur owes its name to Sri Vadakkunathan, the Lord Shiva. Located in the heart land of Thrissur, the prime deity in the temple is Lord Shiva with many other idols placed in and around. Placed in a picturesque hillock, the temple has beautiful surroundings and is included among one of the oldest temples in Kerala.
Vadakkunathan Temple
A renowned temple dating back to many centuries, Thiruvambadi Krishna Temple is one of the famous Vishnu temples in Kerala. The temple enshrines a beautiful Krishna Idol and it has been also mentioned in many historical books as well as folk arts. Popular among the Krishna devotees, the temple is one of the major attractions in Kerala.
Thiruvambadi Krishna Temple
A renowned temple dating back to 10th centuries, Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple is one of the biggest Bhagavathy temples in Kerala. The prime deity is Goddess Durga in the form of Bhagavathy. Mentioned in many historical books and folk arts, the temple is very popular among the devotees.
Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple
Guruvayoor Temple is the most famous Sree Krishna Temple in South India. Guruvayoor Temple is Located 29 km north-west of Thrissur. Guruvayur is also called the Bhoolokavaikunta - the heaven on Earth! Guruvayur is the place for weddings and Annaprasanam, the first feeding ceremony of a child, for many people. Only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. The walls of the sanctum sanctorum are inlaid with exquisite mural paintings and carvings. 'Guruvayoor Ekadasi' is conducted during the months of November-December. The temple opens at 3.00 AM. Temple will be closed between 12.30 and 4.30PM and Reopens At 4.30 PM till 10.00 PM.
Guruvayoor Sreekrishna 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.
Mammiyur Mahadeva Temple
Arattupuzha temple with presiding deity as Lord Ayyappa is a famous temple near Thrissur city. Annual Arattupuzha pooram festival attracts thousands of people to this temple town. It is the oldest pooram festival all over Kerala. It is believed that on the pooram day, all hundred and one Gods and Goddesses from the neighboring places visit Lord Ayyappa at this temple. The pooram procession with 61 elephants accompanied with Pandimelam, Panchavadyam, and Nadaswaram is immaculate extravaganza.
Arattupuzha Lord Ayyappa 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. During the Onam festival in the months of August/September, there is a snake boat race. The Ekadashi festival in the month November-December is also a festive occasion
Thriprayar Sree Rama 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.
Koodalmanikyam Temple
The temple was built by Chera king, Chenguthuvan. The deity, Kannagi (also called Bhadrakali or Bhagavathi) possesses immense power, it is believed. The main festival called Bharani is celebrated in Meenam (March-April) to symbolize the killing of demon. The temple has an unusual system during its festival.
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple
Thrissur district was under the control of Dutch and British invaders. During their period they had created several beautiful churches, an example is the Lourdes Cathedral. One of the largest churches in Kerala, is located in the heart of Thrissur town in the state of Kerala, South India.
Lourdes Cathedral
Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours (Puthan Pally) is claimed to be the biggest and tallest church in Asia, situated in the heart of the city of Thrissur in the Kerala state of south India. It is famous for its Gothic style architecture with an area of 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2), it has soaring belfries at the entrance, double storeyed aisles all along the nave and transepts, and eleven altars, five on either side of the main one. It is the largest church in India and its exuberant interior decorations include fine specimens of murals, images of saints and scenes from the scriptures.
Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours (Puthan Pally)
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.
The Bible Tower
Cheraman Juma Masjid is a mosque in Kodungallur in the Indian state of Kerala. It is believed that in 629 AD by, a group of Arabs led by Malik Bin Deenar and Malik bin Habib arrived in north Kerala, and constructed the Cheraman Juma Masjid at Kodungalloor, it is considered as the oldest mosque in India, and the second oldest mosque in the world to offer Jumu'ah prayers.
Cheraman Juma Masjid
St. Thomas, the Apostle of Christ landed in AD 52 at Kodungalur, the first centuary west coast harbour of Kerala (Pliny’s 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. The church at Palayur is unique in that the present church has a continuous history of two millennia and stands on the same spot where Apostle first established it. The first church founded by St. Thomas continued to exist for many centuries and we know that in 1607 the Italian Jesuit Fr. Permission from the ecclesiastical authorities, to construct a more convenient church around the existing old structure for the parish of Palayur.
Palayur Church

Tourist Attractions in Thrissur

Kerala Kalamandalam, the cultural repository of Kerala, founded in 1927, by the famous poet Vallathol Narayana Menon to revive the art and dance form of Kerala, which was heralded as Kerala's first institution to provide training in classical performing arts. The introduction of Kalamandalam gave rebirth to the two classical forms of dancing, Mohiniyattam, and Kathakali, which were slowly loosing importance. It is situated 32 km from Thrissur, on the banks of Bharathapuzha river in Cheruthuruthy.
Kerala Kalamandalam
The scenic beauty of Athirapilly waterfalls presents a spectacular visual extravagance to visitors. A very popular picnic spot, Athirapilly is located close to Chalakudy in Kerala. The falls are located amidst dense forests and the entire region looks ‘picture-perfect’ in every way. Athirapilly-Vazhachal waterfalls are situated on the edge Sholayar forest ranges, just 5 kms apart.This sparkling cascade of silvery water, falls from a height of approximately 80 mts to join the Chalakudy river below.
Athirappilly - Vazhachal Water Falls
Chimmony Dam, 42km from Thrissur is located in Echippara village, Varantharappily town. Established in 1984, the sanctuary with an area of about 100 km² 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.
Chimmoni Dam
TPeechi Dam, 23 km from Thrissur is the main irrigation project of the city, What started as an irrigation project has now burgeoned into a popular picnic spot ,which offers boating facilities at the reservoir. The dam is built across the Manali River and is endowed with an immense catchment area that stretches across an expanse of nearly 3200 acres.
Peechi Dam
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, The project was completed during the year 1962. Vazhani dam and its garden is a splendid spectacular view.
Vazhani Dam
20 kms from Chalakudy, on the Sholayar-Peringalkuthu route, Anakkayam is famous for its lake with cool and placid waters. The place is breathtaking beautiful, with its rushing waters, chiseled rocks and silent streams. This place got its name as Anakkayam, from a herd of elephants which used to visit the lake quiet often, but one day some of them got drowned over there.
Anakkayam Lake
 
Chavakkad Beach
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.
Punnathur Kotta
Thrissur town is well known for its historical interest Shaktharan Thampuran Palace is one of the historic, cultural, architectural important palace of the erstwhile Mahraja of Cochin has been converted into a heritage museum. This palace is a blend of traditional Kerala and Dutch architectural style.
Sakthan Thampuran Palace
Vatanappally, one of the good beaches in Kerala, is situated on the coastal belt of Thrissur District, about 20 km away from Thrissur town. It is an enchanting strip of golden sand laced with the rich greenery of coconut palms. Today, this calm and pleasant beach is a dreamy destination for tourists all over the world.
Vadanapilly Beach
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. There is one restaurant named as ‘Naalukettu’ near the beach and they serving famous Kerala sea food.
Snehatheeram Beach
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. While grownups relish the scenic beauty of Thrissur town and kol wetlands of Thrissur from the hilltop.
Vilangankunnu (Vilangan Hills)
Thrissur Zoo & Museum, started functioning sometime in 1885 is located right at the heart of Thrissur 2km from town, around 13.5 acres of the compound with a variety of fauna like the lion tailed macaque, sloth bear, species of birds and deer. The snake park has a reptilian collection of King Cobras, Cobras, Python, Kraits, Vipers and Rat Snakes. Interestingly there is a public road across the zoo which separates the zoo into two! To reach the rear section, you need to cross an over bridge across the road.
Zoo & Archaeological Museum
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. Here the wind blows strongly, fears that it may carry us in air. It is very nice to watch sun setting from Cheppara. The main attraction of Cheppara is its length, about 500 m. People can reach here by traveling 20 km from thrissur town. Route is Thrissur-Athani-Poomala-Cheppara.
Cheppara
Marottichal is 15 Kms away from Thrissur Town, Kerala. A beautiful place which is still unexplored by eco-tourism. A place for trecking through forest and two waterfalls are the main attractions, Olakkayam and Ilanjippara.
Ilanjippara Waterfall
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