THRISSUR

Surrounded by mighty hills, forests and waterfalls in the East, beaches and backwaters in the west and a vibrant culture and heritage, the cultural capital of Kerala is located almost in the central part of God’s Own Country. With a heritage that blends past spirituality and tradition with the rush of the modern, it is a destination waiting to be unraveled.

History

History of Thrissur dates back to Stone Age. Archaeological sites and monuments speak of its role in the history of Kerala and India. Its role in world trade dates back to first century AD. It was the hub through which the spices of the East reached the West. 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 molding the destiny of this region.

Thrissur is a cross section of Kerala in its essence. This land offers a feat for all sorts of discerned travelers. Thrissur offers all tourism products of Kerala. Secluded beaches, serene backwaters, mesmerizing cascades, pristine highlands, enchanting forests, a number of dams and reservoirs, exotic rural life and lot more dot the verdant landscapes of Thrissur. It is a masterpiece of tangible and intangible heritage. Synonymous with the world famous and spectacular ‘pooram’ Thrissur cherishes itself in its numerous festivals, elephant paraphernalia and display of ‘melams’. It is also the abode of fairs and festivals, arts and crafts. Several prominent cultural centers including the Kerala Kalamanadalam, Sahitya Academy, Sangeetha Nataka Academy and Lalit Kala Academy are again located here.

Water Tourism
Blue Circuit
Dam Tourism
Brown Circuit
Cultural Tourism
Yellow Circuit
MUZIRIS HERITAGE
TOURISM ORANGE CIRCUIT
Back Water Tourism
Green Circuit
Assorted Circuit Tourism
Red Circuit

Things to See & Do

History of Thrissur has played a prominent role

DESTINATIONS

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How to Reach Thrissur

BY ROAD

Nearest Bus Station The KSRTC bus station in the center of the town operates long distance and inter-state services. Ph: +91 487 2421150,
website: www.keralartc.com

BY TRAIN

Nearest Railway Station Thrissur Railway Station which is in the heart of the city. All major trains halt at Thrissur Railway Station. Ph: +91 487 2423150,
website: www.indianrail.gov.in

BY AIRLINE

Nearest Airport Nedumbassery International Airport, 58 kms from Thrissur. Ph: +91 484 2610115,
website: www.cial.aero

Tourist information office

DTPC, Palace Road, Chembukkavu Ph: 2320800
Email: dtpcthrissur@gmail.com

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