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(Thrissur is also spelled as Trichur / Thrisur / Thrisoor / Trissur)
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Fast Facts
State: Kerala
District: Thrissur
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Malayalam, Hindi
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 23 to 37°C, Winter 17 to 20°C
Altitude: 2 m
Pincode: 680xxx
STD code: 0487
Thrissur, colloquially shortened from the original name Thrissivaperror (the place named after Lord Shiva), is acclaimed as the cultural and spiritual capital of scenic Kerala state of India. Ideally located at the central region of the state, Thrissur was known with the anglicized name Trichur, until recently.

The city of Thrissur is the home for many cultural, artistic and academic institutions. The city is scenic, showcasing the lusting green feature of Kerala and is placed around a hillock wherein a famous Vadakkumnathan temple with presiding deity as Shiva exists.

Looking back to the history of South India, the Thrissur city has its own historical importance as it has witnessed the rise and fall of many kingdoms in Kerala. Perumpadappu Swaroopam, Zamorins of Calicut, Portuguese invasion and later British Kingdom, all of whom played a major role in the history of Thrissur.

One major annual festival that draws maximum number of tourists from India and across the world is Thrissur Poonam. It is the most spectacular and colorful temple festival in Kerala. Famous for traditional and design gold ornaments, the city of Thrissur is also the most well known industrial and shopping city in Kerala. This place is the hub of Onam celebrations and the centre of Pulikali during Onam period.

Tourism is the life line of Thrissur. With many marvelous attractions in and out, the city hosts thousands of tourists every year with ample facilities for comfortable vacations. The religious and spiritual attractions, the natural scenic locations and modern artistically built water theme parks are all grandeur options for the tourists visiting Thrissur. Cultural institutions like Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi and Kerala Lalithakala Akademi are important places for the cultural tourists.
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  by Afia Ahmad  on Mar 01, 2013
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Shopping in Kerala

  by Afia Ahmad  on Dec 23, 2010
Shopping for local and traditional handicrafts items is a not be missed activity while on a holiday in Kerala. Explore the best and most authentic markets and shops and buy some of the most exclusive souvenirs from Kerala.

Monsoon Magic I - The rumble and tumble of waterfalls

  by Shwetha  on Jul 27, 2010
Monsoons have arrived; slushy roads & traffic jams mark its arrival in the city, so head closer to nature & enjoy the real beauty of rains, bubbling streams & lush greenery! In this 3part series we give you a lowdown on monsoon getaways across the country


Thrissur has a few restaurants that caters to tourists of any taste buds. For absolute vegetarian options, tourists can go to India Gate (9847059831) on Palace Road, serving an unbeatable range of dosas, including, jam, cheese and cashew versions. For Exclusive North India veg food, the best option is Navaratna Restaurant (0487-242 1994) on Round West.

For various multi-cuisine options, tourists can go to Hotel Sapphire (0487-2552673) on Railway Station Road, known for serving wonderful biryanis and quick meals. The Pathans Hotel (0487-2424108) on round South is also a good place to enjoy delicious hygienic food and the sweets counter downstairs is also very popular.


Shopping in Thrissur can be enjoyed at the few shopping complexes and shops which famous for offering traditional handicraft items books and handloom products. Some of the most popular shops in Thrissur are Aishwarya Foreign Collection, Dubai Corner and Chithrapuri Duty Paid Shop, known for their amicable staff and well behaved sales men, who can take great pleasure in assisting the tourists. Besides purchasing the indigenous handlooms and handicrafts, tourists will surely be enticed to buy the intricate jewellery and the beautiful silk sarees.


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