Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thrissur tourism, Thrissur tourist places ,Trichur Travel Guide

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Thrissur is known as the cultural capital of Kerala.Trichur (Thrissur), the name derived from 'Tiru-Shiva-Perur' (the town with the name of Lord Shiva)

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Thrissur is world famous for its Pooram Festival, which is one of the biggest festivals of Kerala.It is located in the central region of Karala and is replete with a rich history and culture. Thrissur houses the Kerala Kala Mandalam, the Kerala Sahitya Academy and Kerala Nataka Academy.Thrissur gets its water mainly from four rivers: the Bharatapuzha, Keecheri, Karuvannur and Chalakudy rivers.

How to reach Thrissur
By Air
Nearest international airport is at Nedumbassery International Airport Kochi.It is around  58 kms away.
By Rail
Thrissur has an important railway station that connects the place with the rest of Kerala and India.
By Road
Thrissur is easily accessible by roads. Thrissur  is well connected with all the major towns of Kerala.

Places to visit Thrissur

Guruvayoor - Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple-Guruvayoorappan
Known as Bhoolokavaikunta or Heaven on Earth, this little town in Thrissur district of Kerala, is said to be the one of the most important pilgrimage centres of South India.
Guruvayur is famous for the Sri Krishna Temple, said to have been visited by Lord Brahma himself.The square Sreekovil is the sacred sanctum Sanctorum of the temple, housing the main deity of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord MahaVishnu.
Guruvayur Located 29 km north-west of Thrissur town.
Guruvayur has got a railway station towards the east of the temple which is connected to the Madras-Mangalore main line at Thrissur.

Athirapilly Falls -Athirapilly water Falls
Athirappally is located around 60 km from Thrissur, at the entrance to Sholayar ranges, and is one of the most famous picnic spots around that area. Athirappilly Falls is one of the best places to visit in Kerala.
Athirapilly Falls is at a height of around 80 ft. and is located amidst forests. The fall joins the Chalakkudy River after a plummeting drop of 80 ft.
Athirappally is located 78 kms from Kochi,

Vazhachal is a picturesque spot just a short drive from Athirapally and is adjacent to dense green forestland. Vazhachal is part of the Chalakkudy River.Vazhachal Falls is a rushing watercourse in the Chalakkudy River in the Thrissur district of Kerala, South India. It is located approximately 3 km from Athirappilly Falls.

Arattupuzha temple
Arattupuzha Temple is the famous Sree Sastha temple situated at Aarattupuzha, a beautiful village located 15 km away from Thrissur town in Kerala.Arattupuzha temple is believed to be 3000 year old.Aarattupuzha Pooram festival celeberated during March.

Vadakkumnathan Temple
The Vadakkumnathan Temple is the venue of the world famous Pooram festival, celebrated annually in April-May.
The Vadakkumnathan temple stands out as one of the oldest temples in the state of Kerala.The vast ground around the temple is called Tekkinkadu or Forest of Teak Wood.The temple has a Kuttambalam, which is the theatre hall for staging kuttu, an ancient dramatic form of art famous in Kerala.

Paramekavu Bhagavathy temple
TThe presiding deity of the temple is the goddess Paramekavu Bhagavathy. There is an annual parade which happens between the temples of Paramekavu temple to Vadakkumnathan temple.

Shakthan Thampuran Palace
Shakthan Thampuran is situated within Thrissur town.It is built in the traditional style of Kerala called Naalukettu.

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