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Thrissur, Kerala Travel Guide

Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala, is the headquarters of Thrissur district in Kerala. The city is best known for the Vadakkumnathan Temple. It was the capital of Cochin Kingdom.

It is a city of many temples. The district has both Saiva and Vaisnava temples. The city hosts a temple festival called Thrissur Pooram festival every year. Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy and Kerala Lalithakala Academy, these two cultural institutions of Kerala Government are located in Thrissur.

Besides being a temple city, Thrissur also serves as a commercial and financial hub. Banks, gold jewellery and tourism comprise the economy of the city. It is in this city the prestigious school of performing arts, known as Kerala Kalamandalam is situated.

Malayalam and English are spoken languages here. Thri-Shiva-Perur has become Thrissur now. It is located in the Thekkinadu Maidana, a slight elevation from the ground. This small hillock type of land is surrounded by wetland which is known as Kole Wetlands.

The city has been a trading hub since the colonial period. It has attracted the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British. It has retained that status til today. You might be surprised to know the number of banks in the city houses. More than 60 banks are in the city. You would get best quality gold jewellery in wide range of patterns. Ayurvedic drug manufacturing is another important industry of this city.

Thrissur is well connected by road and railways. It is connected to NH-47 running between Salem to Kanyakumari. Kochi, Palakkad and Coimbatore are the nearby cities. Buses, rickshaws and taxis are the popular modes of city transportation.

The railway station in the city has four stops. The station is well active in is connected to Guruvayuru, the most visited temple city of Kerala. If you are travelling by air, Cochin International Airport would be the nearest point to reach. Cochin Airport is at about 55 km from Thrissur. You can go via Coimbatore Airport also.

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During Thrissur Pooram and the Onam celebrations the city will be filled with devotees and tourists. Book Cars and hotels in advance if you are going to visit the city at that time.

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