Places to See in Thrissur

Thrissur is one of the largest city of Kerala known as cultural capital of Kerala. There are numerous temples, church, mosques , cultural institutes that city boast of. Thrissur is also well known as one of the best shopping centers in Kerala for silks and gold ornaments. There are various famous and hot spot places for tourist here. Some of the famous famous places in the city are below

List of Famous Places in Thrissur Kerala

Temples and Pilgrimages

  • Vadakummnathan temple– Also known as Tenkailasam is the prime attraction of Thrissur city. It is an ancient temple located in the heart of the city and devoted ti Lord Shiva. The temple architecture is in ancient Kerala style. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter into the temple. The temple is famous for Pooram festival that is celebrated here in month of April- May.
  • Paramekkavu temple– Paramekkavu temple is believed to be 1000 years old temple and is one of the largest Bagavathi temple in Kerala. The temple lure huge tourist and devotees during the Pooram festival.
  • Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple– Thiruvambady Krishna Temple is one of the oldest temple of Kerala.The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is an important temple for the Pooram festival celebration where lots of devotees gather to celebrate it.
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Dolores– Basilica of Our Lady of Dolores is the biggest and tallest church in Asia. It is spread over an area of about 2300 m, is built in Indo-Gothic style of architecture. Murals, scenes from scriptures and pictures of saints are walled inside the interiors of the church.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Syro-Malabar Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral– The church is dedicated to Dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the largest church of Kerala. An underground shrine in the church is tyhe major attraction that is considered as a master piece.
  • Cheraman Juma Masjid – Cheraman Juma Masjid located in Kodungallur Taluk in Thrissur city is believed to be the first mosque in India, built in 629 AD by Malik lbn Dinar. The mosque is built in traditional Hindu style.

Other Places in Thrissur

  • Thrissur Zoo– Thrissur Zoo is located about 2 km from the city and was started in 1885 and is spread over an area of 13.5 acres. There is a small museum also inside the zoo that consist of wood-carvings, metal sculptures, Kathakali figures, ancient jewellery and a wonderful collection of traditional Kerala lamps.
  • Bible Tower– Bible Tower stands in 260 feet height and the highest church tower in India and the tallest church tower in Asia.
  • Parambikkulam Wildlife Sanctuary– The Sanctuary is the one of the most famous attraction in Thrissur city. Parambikkulam Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 285 km of area was established in 1973 . It is a part of Parambiculam Tiger Reserve. There are varieties of species of flora and fauna here.
  • Archaeological and Art Museum– Archaeological and Art Museum is based in the State Museum Complex of Thrissur on the Town Hall Road.
  • Athirapally Falls– Athirapally Falls located about 60 km from Thrissur city is one of the most famous waterfalls of Kerala located in the lap of nature. The waterfall is situated at deep forest and in part of Chalakudy River. It is one of the famous tourist spot in Thrissur and Kerala and a must visit place in the District.

Muthuvara Shiva Temple

Photo Credit - Hari Menon

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