The fourth largest city in Kerala, Thrissur or Trichur is the ‘Cultural Capital’ of God’s Own Country. The once a capital of the Kingdom of Cochin, this metropolis is a plethora of history, rustic cultures, devout beliefs, and colourful traditions. Known to be one of the most pious tourist destinations in Kerala, this scenic city is dotted with pious temples, and is a home to some of the most gala festivals in the entire state. The city also serves as an ideal destination to learn Hindu religion.

If you are planning a Kerala trip or a visit to this glorious city, plan it during the Medam month of Malayalam calendar. During this month, the entire city gathers together to celebrate the holy and equally glamorous festival of Thrissur Pooram. You can witness an array of indigenous cultures, traditions, and mystical beliefs during this celebration. Adding more to the charm and frolic of Thrissur Pooram, there is a kaleidoscopic procession of decorated elephants that is attended by a large number of devotees, national and international tourists!

More About Thrissur Tourism

Thrissur (also known as Trichur) is a city situated in central Kerala. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Kerala. The city of Thrissur is home to several attractions such as temples, churches, and wildlife sanctuaries. The Vadakkumnathan temple, Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple, Paramekkavu temple, Guruvayur Temple, Our Lady of Lourdes Syro-Malabar Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, Our Lady of Dolours Syro-Malabar Catholic Basilica, Athirapally Falls, Elephant Sanctuary near Guruvayur, Peechi Dam & Sanctuary, Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary, Chettuva Backwaters, Thrissur Zoo, Vilangankunnu, and Shakthan Thampuran Palace, and Kerala Kalamandalam are some important places to visit in Thrissur. Thrissur hosts the world-famous Thrissur Pooram festival in April / May. This festival is the most colourful and spectacular temple festival in Kerala held at the Thekkinkadu Maidan. It is a festival that continues non-stop for 36 hrs with over 100 elephants, accompanied by the Panchavadyam playing till the final fireworks mark the end of the festival. UNESCO has awarded Thrissur Pooram as the most spectacular festival event on the planet. Thrissur is also known for its Onam celebrations in August / September every year.

Cochin Airport is the nearest airport which is about 51 km away from Thrissur. Thrissur Railway Station is an important railhead of the Southern Railways, which has trains from Alleppey, Mangalore, New Delhi, Trivandrum, Kochi, Mumbai, Patna, Guwahati, Chennai, and Bangalore. Thrissur is well connected to all major towns in Kerala. KSRTC Bus Station operates long-distance and inter-state services. Sakthan Thampuran Bus Stand is 1 km away from town and The North Bus Stand is in the heart of the town. There are several buses from Thrissur to Bangalore, Kochi, Coimbatore, Trivandrum, Kozhikode, Mysore, and Palani.

People Also Ask About Thrissur
  • Q: How to reach Thrissur?



    By Road

    Visitors can reach Thrissur from almost all the major cities in Kerala. The city shares a noteworthy network of buses with its neighbouring cities. Visitors from neighbouring states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu can also avail regular buses to reach Thrissur.

    By Train

    Thrissur Central, Thrissur Punkunnam, and Divine Nagar are the nearest railway stations to reach Thrissur. All these stations are well-connected with the other corners of the country via regular trains.

    By Air

    Thrissur Airport is located around 56km from the heart of the city and is the nearest airport to reach Thrissur. Kochi International Airport at a distance of 95km also serves as an ideal destination for the air travellers to reach Thrissur.

    Inner Transportation

    There are lot of Facilities available inside the city for Transportation like ola cabs, Uber etc. You can avail public facilities like bus, car, autorickshaw.

  • Q: Best Time to Visit Thrissur ?


    Winter (December to February): Thrissur enjoys winter for three months; during these three months, the city experiences a mild or frosty climate. Atmosphere too remains pretty clear and is ideal for tourist activities in and around the city.

    Summer (March to May): With the advent of the summer, temperature starts rising up and gets dry and humid as well. If searching for the best time to visit Thrissur, visitors should either avoid the summers or stay away from most of the outdoor activities while in Thrissur.

    Monsoon (June to September): After the winters, monsoon should be called as the best time to visit Thrissur! Starting from the early parts of June, monsoon in Thrissur continues to the end of September. During this period, temperature remains pleasant and the ambience breathes fresh in all facets.

  • Q: What things can I do in Thrissur?


    1.Wildlife Tours:

    The Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary in Thrissur is an ideal abode of a diverse range of wildlife species. Nature lovers can embark on wildlife safaris within this reserve forest and enjoy its fascinating beauty along with spotting some exotic wildlife species.


    Thrissur is undoubtedly one of the most pious places to visit in Kerala. Whether a Hindu, Muslim, or Christian, this historic city offers plenitude of options for pilgrimage to its visitors.

    3.Cultural Tours:

    Steeped with history and an array of cultures, Thrissur is also an ideal destination to witness colourful cultures and traditions of God’s Own Country. With these tours, visitors can discover and enjoy some of the indigenous cultures of Kerala.

    4.Sightseeing Tours:

    Dotted with historical and cultural landmarks, Thrissur wears many hats! For the visitors on a Kerala trip, this gorgeous city offers an ample of sightseeing options to rediscover history and the opulent beauty of its past.

  • Q: What are some of the must visit places in Thrissur ?


    Athirapally waterfalls, Marine world, Sakthan Thampuran Palace, Thrissur Zoo & Museum, Bible Tower Thrissur.

  • Q: Where should I shop in Thrissur ?


    • Mall Of Joy
    • The HiLite Mall
    • Goodwill Collections
    • Kairali Arts and Handicrafts
    • Selex Mall
    • The Sobha City Mall
    • City Centre

  • Q: Which are the famous beaches in Thrissur ?


    1. Azhikode Munakkal Beach

    2. Snehatheeram Beach

    3. Chavakkad Beach

  • Q: What are some of the famous temples in Thrissur?


    Sri Vadakkunnathan Temple, Paramekkavu Bhagavathi Temple Thrissur, Kodungallur Sree Kurumba Bhagavathi Temple, Thriprayar Sree Rama Temple, Sri Krishna Temple, Mammiyoor Sri Mahadeva Temple, Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple, Guruvayur Temple

  • Q: Which are the best hotels to stay in Thrissur?


    1. Hyatt Regency Thrissur
    2. Joys Palace
    3. Casino Hotels

  • Q: What is the food item available in Thrissur tour ?


    Kerala’s rich and delicious cuisine is certainly one of Kerala’s most sought-after attractions. It is an amalgamation of culinary influences from Hindu, Christian, and Muslim. Coconut, rice, and spices are essential components of many dishes. Since Kerala is a coastal state, seafood is widely available with plenty of tempting dishes. There are scrumptious vegetarian dishes too. Attempt the idiyappam based on rice, or puttu with curry kadala (chickpeas). Staple favourites, particularly for breakfast, are crispy doses (rice pancake), and fluffy idlis with a sambar curry or coconut chutney.

    If you are fond of sweets then try the payasam. You may get all of these delicacies across the state at restaurants and small eateries, or even in a local’s home.

  • Q: How many days are enough for Thrissur ?


    Thrissur is a home of various culture centres incorporating the Kerala Kalamandalam, Sahitya Academy and Sangeetha Nataka Academy. In fact, various cultural and literary organizations that have contributed colossally to the development of literature and arts, and Malayalam language are based in Thrissur.

    Depend upon person interest he/she can stay for any day long to experience the beauty of Thrissur.