Thrissur- The land of Poorams

Thrissur- The land of Poorams




Thrissur, also known as the cultural capital of Kerala is located in the central part of Kerala state in South India. The name Thrissur comes from the ancient name” Thrissivaperoor”, which means the place with three famous Shiva temples. Vadakkumnathan Shiva Temple, Kottapuram Shiva temple and the Poonkunnam Siva Temple are the above said three temples .  In ancient days Thrissur was also known as “Vrishabhadripuram”  that means the “Kailasam of the South”.  Thrissur is also famous for the most spectacular Thrissur Pooram festival . Kerala Kalamandalam, the temple of Kerala art forms is situated at Cheruthuruthi in Thrissur. Kole Wetlands of Thrissur is a place to see the rare species of migratory birds.
Some of the attractions of Thrissur as follows:

Dams    
Chimmony Dam
Peechi Dam
Peringalkuthu Dam
Poomala Dam
Sholayar Dam
Vazhani Dam, wadakkancherry

 




Beaches and Waterfalls
Athirappilly Falls, Chalakkudy
Charpa Falls, Chalakkudy
Pattathippara Falls
Vazhachal Falls, Chalakkudy
Marottichal
Chavakkad Beach
Munakkal Beach
Snehatheeram Beach

Forts and Palaces            
Cheraman Parambu , Kodungallur
Cranganore Fort
William Fort
Puthen Kovilakam
Punnathurkotta, Guruvayoor
Merry Lodge Palace
Kodungallur Kovilakam
Shakthan Thampuran Palace, Thrissur

Boatraces
Kandassankadavu Boat Race
Triprayar Boat Race




Parks and Zoos 
Vanchikulam
Thrissur Zoo
Padinjarechira
Vadakkechira
Vilangan Hills
Thekkinkadu Maidan
Nehru Park, Thrissur
Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary
Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary

Exhibitions and film festivals    
Thrissur Pooram Exhibition
ViBGYOR Film Festival Thrissur International Film Festival
Festivals
Puli Kali
Aanayoottu
Ilanjithara Melam- Thrissur Pooram
Peruvanam Pooram
Arattupuzha Pooram
Machad Mamangam
Feast of Saint Raphael, Ollur
Edakkunni Uthram Vilakku
Parakottukavu thalapoli, Thiruvilwamala
Uthralikkavu Pooram, Wadakkancherry

 




Museums
Archaeological Museum, Thrissur
Vallathol Museum , Cheruthuruthy
Mural Art Museum
Devaswom Museum
Ramavarma Appan Thampuran Memorial
Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum, Ollur

Others
Punarjani cave, Thiruvilwamala
Bible Tower, New Church, Thrissur

 

Famous Temples
Guruvayoor Temple
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple
Koodalmanikyam Temple
Mammiyoor Temple
Paramekkavu Temple
Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple
Thriprayar Shree Rama Temple
Sringapuram Mahadeva Temple
Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple
Thiruvanchikulam Temple
Thiruvullakkavu Sree Dharma Sastha Temple
Trikkur Mahadeva Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Aarattupuzha temple

 




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