Trichur, also known as the cultural capital of Kerala, is steeped in history, cultural heritage and archaeological wealth. Many rulers and dynasties including the Europeans, the Dutch and the British have had a hand in moulding the destiny of the region. The great ruler, Raja Ravi Varma, also known as ‘Sakthan Thamburan’, is known as the architect of modern day Trichur town. It is best known for its extravagant and world famous festival, the ‘Thrissur Pooram’, which is attended by hundreds of thousands each year. It is also home to some of the most famous cultural, dance and art centers in Kerala. The Guruvayoor temple, one of the most soughtafter Krishna temples in Kerala, is also located in Trichur.

Attractions in Trichur, around and from Trichur

  • Athirappally and Vazhachal Waterfalls A shimmering expanse of tranquil beauty, the Athirapally is a breathtaking waterfall which is about 80 feet high. Vazhachal, which is another water fall about 5 kms from the Athirapally, is yet anothe

  • Guruvayoor One of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres in Kerala, its main attraction is the Sree Krishna Temple. Only Hindus are allowed entry into the temple. However a walk around the premises is sti

  • Kerala Kalamandalam Founded in 1930 by Mahakavi Vallathol, a legendary poet from Kerala, its main objective is to revive, preserve and develop the ancient and traditional art forms of Kerala. Visitors can also spend a da

  • Nattika Beach Located about 30 kms from Trichur, this is a relatively undiscovered beach offering miles of palm-fringed golden sands and picturesque surroundings.

  • Punnathoor Kotta The palace ground of the erstwhile kings of Punnathoor, it houses an elephant camp with more than 60 elephants and is said to be the only one of its kind anywhere in the world.