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Thrissur Tourist Places
Thrissur is the Cultural Capital of Kerala. Thrissur has a great significance in history regarding its culture and archaeological remains. With countless temples, hillocks, beaches, Dams, and a lot of less commercialized hidden treasures, Thrissur has something for every kind of traveler. The best places to visit in Thrissur are Athirappilly Waterfall,Sakthan Palace,Punnathur Kotta,Sri Vadakkunnathan Temple,Sakthan Thampuran Palace,State Museum and Zoo,Chavakkad Beach,Paramekkavu Bhagavathi Temple,Chimmini Dam.
Athirappilly Water Falls
Called as “Niagra of India” As you walk down the stone slabs that lead to the base of the Athirappilly waterfalls, a mysterious serenity overcomes you. It is Kerala's most famous and largest waterfall at over 80 ft high. When you land in Athirapally, you are greeted with the sight of charming green Sholayar Peaks peering over the rushing gush of the falls. Standing against the backdrop of a rustling jungle foliage, There is a pool above the falls where you can relax and unwind. To get a view of the waterfall, one needs to get down from the mountain for about 100 meters.
Chalakudy River is the fifth longest river in Kerala, India.The annual report of the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources Lucknow, mentioned that the Chalakudy River is the richest river in fish diversity perhaps in India. The riparian forests of the Chalakudy River have revealed the existence of a thick riparian vegetation of more than 10 metres width for a distance of 10.5 km downstream from Peringalkuth, covering an area of 58.5 hectares. Out of this, 26.4 hectares lie within the Vazachal area, including three large islands densely covered by riparian forests.
Cheraman Juma Mosque
Cheraman Juma Masjid, located in Kodungallur, in Kerala’s Thrissur district is believed to be the first mosque in India and is one of the oldest in the world. Although the Masjid is said to have been built in AD 629, historians attribute it to the 11th century. It is known by various other names also such as Cheraman Perumal Masjid, Cheraman Palli, Cheraman Mosque. The Masjid stood as a testament to Kerala's ability to assimilate different cultures, beliefs, and traditions under one roof.
Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrim hubs in Kerala. It is one of the most revered temples in South India where the presiding deity Lord Vishnu is worshipped in Balkrishna Avtar. Lord idol is adorned with four hands each carrying a conch, a mace, a discus and a lotus and is also known by the name of Unnikrishnan. Garlanded with the Tulasi or Basil Garland and pearl necklace, the lord appears in full radiance blessing the devotees.
Our Lady of Dolours Basilica
The first Catholic Church, in the name, Our Lady of Dolours, was founded in the year 1814. The ‘New Church’, now popularly known as ‘Puthenpally’, was blessed on 10th October 1925 by Bishop Mar Francis Vazhappilly. By the persistent and never-dying enthusiasm, the Catholic pioneers completed the construction of the Church as the most beautiful and decidedly the biggest church in India and the second biggest in Asia. Mar Francis Vazhappilly, the then Bishop of Trichur, the visionary and the founder of this magnificent church, consecrated it on 24th November 1940. The historic reception awarded to His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, on 7th Feb 1986 in the environs of this parish is a memorable event. His Eminence Cardinal, Lourduswamy inaugurated the Perpetual Adoration Centre on 23 rd August 1987 as a memorial of the centenary celebrations of the Eparchy of Trichur.
Punnathur Kotta, is a fine example why Kerala is called the “Land of Elephants”. Sprawling over 11.5 acres and surrounded by green foliage, it is a very beautiful place. Its prime attractions are the jumbo elephants; around 60 of them are kept and taken care of here
which is approximately 3 km from the famous Guruvayur Temple and is used to train elephants to participate in major processions and daily temple rituals. Several tourists visit this destination on their way back from Guruvayur Temple. One can fed bananas to these elephants and click pictures with some of the popular elephants in the sanctuary.
Peechi Dam lies at a distance of 23 km from Thrissur. The dam is the main irrigation project of this town of Kerala. It is a very famous attraction, and visitors come here now and then for the fantastic picnic spot it serves as and for the boating facilities which are offered at this reservoir. One can also come across Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary here which is a must-visit place for the nature-lovers. The dam is constructed across the Manali River.
Charpa Falls Kerala This impressive waterfall cascades from about 70 feet above and lies in between the famous Athirappilly and Vazhachal waterfalls in Thrissur District of Kerala India. The source of this beautiful fall is from River Chalakuddy the water travels through seven stagnant areas, thus making 7 different pools to view. The waterfall is located just on the highway between Athirappilly Falls and Vazhachal Falls, so tourists don’t have to walk a lot to enjoy the scenic view. Tourists often visit Charpa as it is quite close to Athirappilly Falls and Vazhachal Falls, which are much more famous than the former.
Vazhachal, one of the foremost waterfalls of the mesmerising southern india state kerala, is a gem. Together with Athirapalli, Vazhachal makes a garland of waterfalls adorning the Chalakuddy river in the town of Chalakuddy Visitors usually come to Vazhachal after exploring Athirapally Falls. The journey to the falls is through reserve forests and plantations, it is green in every direction one looks at. it will be dry except for the monsoon season from June to October and the months right after it.
Located about 10 kilometers south of Guruvayoor, Chettuva backwaters is dotted with mangrove vegetation and islets, the place is known for the tranquility it offers. The place offer boat trips through the backwaters and the biggest mangrove forest in Kerala is situated in the middle of the Chettuva backwaters. Boating starts from Vettakkorumakan boat landing, which is about 21 km from Thrissur Town. Full day and half day trips are available.
Kerala Kalamandalam has, for decades, been regarded as the most prestigious Kathakali school in the entire world. This legendary school of art is located in Cheruthuruthy and was originally set up by the famous poet of Malayalam, Vallathol Narayana Menon. The story goes that he recognised a subtle decrease in the interest people had in Kathakali and other traditional art forms and thus started the venture. Today, the Kalamandalam is the foremost proponent of a variety of traditional performing art forms that include Mohiniyattam, Kutiyattam, Thullal and Nangiarkoothu. It is also an official deemed University for Art and Culture.
Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple, situated near the Vadakkumnathan Temple in Thrissur, is one of the largest Devi temples in Kerala and is also one of the participating temples in the Thrissur Pooram. The ceremonial procession with fifteen caparisoned elephants from Paramekkavu to the Vadakkumnathan Temple, where the Pooram is held, is a truly captivating sight.The Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple is also well-known for its easy accessibility, as it quite near to the railway station of the city. This almost 1000-year-old temple is a centre of attraction in the time of celebrations in the state.
Koodalmanikyam is the Malayalam translation of the Sanskrit word Sangameswara. There is, however, another folklore about the name. One day the idol was found to give out uncommon brightness from its forehead. Beaing unable to identify the source of the brightness, some brought a Quartz (Manikyam) in the possession of Raja of Kayamkulam for comparison. As they were comparing the brightness of the two, it is said the stone brought from Kayamkulam mysteriously slipped from the hand and merged with the one on the idol. The merging of the two manikyams led to the name 'Koodalmanikyam'. Similar brightness is reported to have appeared on the idol once again, much later in 1907.
Located in Thrissur district, Marottichal can be reached by driving around 25 km east from Amballur, NH 47. Direct bus services are there from Thrissur bus stand. A one hour trekking can take you to the top of hill. On the way you have several streams of water. At the top end you have a tall waterfall, at about 2 km walking distance from Marottichal bus stop. The waterfall has several branches at top. Walking through the cool shade of forest will give a great pleasure.The hill is also a grazing area of wild elephantsThe village is famous for chess-playing population. A movie, August Club has been made on the villagers’ obsession for chess.
Marine World Aquarium
Marine World is India's Largest Public Aquarium & walkthrough aquarium housing small to big aquatic animals, housed in life-size tanks and over-head aquariums. Plan your visit now
Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum
Kerala’s ancient wisdom in healthcare is predominantly based on the principles of Ayurveda. Dating back to over 5000 years, Ayurveda utilises nature’s bounty to create remedies for a wide range of health problems. Ayurveda has been gaining prominence in the modern era and more people are opting for natural remedies to treat their ailments. The history of Ayurveda in Kerala is celebrated at a museum established and maintained by one of the leading names in Ayurveda – the Ashtavaidyan Thaikkattu Mooss Vaidyaratnam Group of Institutions.
This beach is so calm and quiet relaxing place for couples, families and bachelor's as well.
Many people visit this beach on off days and hours Hidays. This is main attraction of chavakkad to Ponnani costal area. Lined with beautiful plantations and casuarina forests, the beach makes for a perfect day out in the sun.
Peruvanam Mahadev Temple is a Shiva Temple situated in Peruvanam of Thrissur District, Kerala, India. The temple is said to be in existence with the origin of Kerala and the advent of Parasurama.It is one among the famous 108 Shiva temples in Kerala, and is the main temple of the old time Peruvanam village. It is surrounded by Bhadrakali and Subramanya temples on the west, a Sastha temple on the north, a Vishnu temple on the east and a Durga temple on the south.
Nuzzled in the Chalakkudy River glade enroute the world-renowned Athirappalli Waterfalls is the Thumboormozhi Dam and Hanging Bridge. Tucked in a mystic forest patch this lesser-known wonder is a treasure of Thrissur district. With a dam, butterfly garden, children’s park and hanging bridge- Thumboormozhi has so much to help spice up your holidays.
Transformed into an entertainment park, the quaint location of Vilangankunnu was previously a common hillock replete with plants, weeds and trees which was then turned into a scenic picnic place by the State Government of Kerala working under the eco-tourism scheme. Now, this amusement site is just stunning with almost 500 mango trees, a wonderful view of the vistas around that will enchant you to unwind at this beautiful land.
Shakthan Thampuran Palace
The Palace of Shakthan Thampuran located in the district of Thrissur is a landmark in the annals of the Perumpadappu Swaroopam, the former ruling dynasty of Kochi. The palace located in the heart of Thrissur town is a major attraction, especially for those with a special interest on eminent rulers and dynasties. It is believed that the reign of King Rama Varma Shakthan Thampuran (CE 1790-1805) popularly known as Shakthan as the golden era of Kochi.
Vatanappally Beach is located along the coastline of the district of Thrissur and you have to make your way to the beach through the village of Vadanappally. The beach is visited mainly due to the formation of beat. This beach is just an ideal location to enjoy all the activities you need to do while in a beach.
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.
At the heart of Thrissur lies its famous Zoo, with a legacy and heritage that dates all the way back to 1885. Its popularity was cemented by the constant additions of rare species. Open on all days except Mondays, one is instantly enamored by the exotic spectacles here. From the Lion-Tailed Macaque, Sloth Bear, species of birds and deer to huge King Cobras, Pythons and Vipers, one will never be bored at this wonderful locale. Go in relaxed as the animals love interacting with all the visitors. Colorful plaques inform you about the recent developments at this pristine establishment.
Dreamworld Water Park
Dream World is an exciting amusement park located on the way to the famous Athirappilly Falls. If you are looking for complete family entertainment for all ages, head to Dream world. It has a wide range of 42 thrilling rides for the adventurous and 24 of these are water rides. There is an 8-feet deep Wave Pool, a 3D theatre, Rain Dance and Wave Pool – all perfect for a sunny day in Kerala.
Vintage Vauxhall Velox Car Club
Showcasing cars from the 50's, the Vintage Vauxhall Velox Car Club is an extraordinary place to visit. From letting you admire the classics to getting captured with them, this museum will keep one entertained throughout their time here. The museum is a home to luxury cars like Ford, Citroen, Mini Cooper, Ambassador car etc. These cars are well maintained and help in telling stories about the tastes and preferences of the elite during the 80's and the 90's. Tourists visit this club to witness the beauty of these cars.
The stunning Thalikulam Snehatheeram Beach natural ambience and wonderful visuals of the coast. It is one of the best maintained beaches in Kerala. The sunsets are especially lovely and people flock here in large numbers to enjoy the view. Children throng to the nearby park and occasionally there are musical performances at the nearby stage. It has a welcoming vibe at all times and is a highly recommended tourist spot in the area.
The Thiruvambady Temple and Thrissur Pooram festival are today almost synonymous to the general public. However the latter is the climax to the sustained round the year activities of divine worship aimed at providing a spiritual avenue for peace, tranquility and mental uplift of thousands of devotees far and near
Silver Storm Amusement Park
"India’s NO.1 eco- friendly water theme park situated near to the famous Athirapally waterfalls. With the Athirapally Waterfalls acting as the picture-perfect backdrop, our park proudly stands out as one among the finest of its kind in God’s Own Country.We introduce a plethora of unique rides and attractions to the Southern coast of India."
Nehru Park, Thrissur, is a children’s park named after first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru and is owned by Thrissur Municipal Corporation in Thrissur City of Kerala, India. The park also have aquarium
Thrissur is a city in the south Indian state of Kerala. It's known for sacred sites and colorful festivals. In the center is Vadakkumnathan Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and adorned with murals. The ornate, Indo-Gothic Our Lady of Dolours Basilica is nearby. To the north, Thiruvambady Temple is home to several elephants. Sakthan Thampuran Palace houses an archaeology museum with bronze statues and ancient coins
Sobha City Mall Thrissur
Sobha City Mall is a shopping mall in Sobha City, Puzhakkal, Thrissur City, Kerala, India. The Mall opened on 17 December 2015. It is built on 4.7 acres land and covers an area of 450,000 square feet. The mall is centrally air-conditioned and have a six screen multiplex by INOX Leisure Limited.
Kauthuka Park, The Park of intrigue, is the crusade of one man Mr.Varkey Veliyath, who intuitively seems to sense the innate harmony in nature. The peaceful co-existence of many, some of which are sworn predators in nature are like obedient children here, following their Master around, living and feeding, on what is so lovingly provided.
Hilite Mall Thrissur
HiLITE Mall is ongoing at Thrissur, the cultural capital and a major commercial hub of Kerala. Located in the prime commercial area – Kuttanelloor, between NH 47 and SH 22, the mall would have the right blend of retail and entertainment spaces. The mall would have a total area of 7.4 lakh sq.ft and a leasable area of 4 lakh sq.ft with more than 200 national and international brands.
City Centre Thrissur
Oldest mall in Thrissur, supermarket,food, textiles, immigration and study abroad, bank,atm, tattoo,beauty parlours,fancy, other educational institutions all in one roofGood parking space in underground
Y Mall Triprayar
Y Mall - Triprayar, a division of the much-famed Lulu Group headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is the second retail offering of the group in India, after the huge success of Lulu Mall - Kochi. LuLu Group International today is a highly diversified entity with operations spanning a vast geographical landscape.
Mall of Joy Thrissur
Mall of Joy is a shopping mall located in Thrissur, Kerala, The mall has a retail floor space of 200,000 sq ft. It is the first of eight malls proposed by Joy Alukkas Group,
Located in the heart of the Perimbilavu town on NH 47, a few minutes drive from the Thrissur city Falcon Mall is expected to open to the public in 2022 The mall is expected to become the favorite shopping destination of the far and near residents offering the ideal mix of shopping-dining-entertainment. Spread out on a whopping 2,00,000 sq. ft on five levels (ground + four), the mall can host over 50 stores that offer various shopping options; a hypermarket, dedicated play area for children, food court, convention center and a covered parking lot with over 250+ parking spaces along with outdoor parking.
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