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Trissur, Maharashtra Travel Guide

Thrissur is one of the largest cities in the state of Kerala, India. It was earlier known as Trichur. It is the head quarter of the district of same name Thrissur district. It was the place of capital of erstwhile kingdom of Cochin. Thrissur is an old city and is known as cultural capital of the state. The city is believed to be created by Parshurama, one of incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The city is formed around Wadakumnathan temple dedicated to Lord of Shiva. Thrissur houses many places of interest in and around it. Shakthan Tampuram Palace is one of them. It is also known as Vadakkekara Palace and was built in 1795 by Ramvarma Thampuran of former princely state of Cochin. The palace is a beautifully blend of Keralite and Dutch style of architecture. Archeological and Art Museum is another attraction of the city to be visited in the city. The museum is home to a nice collection of metal works, wood carvings, ancient handicrafts etc. Thrissur Zoo is yet another place of interest you can visit in Thrissur. The zoo houses various animals and is a major attraction for children and students. Take some time out to visit Appan Thampuran Smarakam in Thrissur. It is a cultural museum established in 1976. Basilica of Our Lady of Dolores is another attraction in Thrissur. It is Roman Catholic Church built in 1875. Its 140 feet high tower can be seen from any parts of the town. Mural paintings on the wall and ceiling are found in the church. Visit Vilangan Kunnu in Thrissur. It is an amusement park visited by many tourists. It is basically a hillock converted into amusement park by tourism department. Athirappilly Falls, Vazhachal, Chavakad Beach, Peechi Dam, Kerala Kalamandalam, and Kallayikkunnu are other places of attraction to be seen around the Thrissur. Rail and road connects the city of Thrissur to other parts of the state and the country. The railway station is well connected to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mangalore and other cities and towns the country. Many state run buses connect it to the cities like Kozhikode, Kochi, Mangalore, Thiruvanthapurum, Chennai, Bangalore etc. You can also fly to Kochi and then move towards Thrissur by car. Thrissur is just 58 km away from Kochi.

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