Being the Cultural Capital of Kerala, Thrissur houses many cultural centers. The city has a good number of tourist attractions like temples, churches and architectural wonders. The ancient monuments, art, literature and music of this region reflect the city’s rich cultural heritage.
There are many temples like Thiruvambadi Sri Krishna Temple, Vadakkumnathan temple, Paramekkavu temple and the Guruvayur temple. It also has two famous churches like the Our Lady of Lourdes Syro-Malabar Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral and the Our Lady of Dolours Syro-Malabar Catholic Basilica.
Travelogy India will help you to explore the must to see tourist attractions of Thrissur.
1. Kerala Sahitya Academy
Kerala Sahitya Academy helps in the development of Malayalam Language and Literature in cooperation with the Kerala Sahitya Academy in New Delhi.
2. Town Hall in Thrissur
The magnificent building of Town Hall in Thrissur is located in a vast area with surroundings of lawns and gardens. It is a treat for art lovers. It is well known for its 'chitralayam' or picture gallery which exhibits mural paintings from every part of Kerala.
Public meetings and numerous cultural programs are often held in the Town Hall.
3. Vadakkumnathan Temple
One of the most ancient temples of Kerala, the Vadakkumnathan Temple has exquisite architectural design. The excellent art craft of this temple is worth seeing.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is decorated with ornaments of gold and clothed with bright colors.
Timings: 4:00 AM to 10:30 AM and 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
4. Kerala Lalithakala Academy, Thrissur
Kerala Lalithakala Academy encourages the culture, sculpture, painting, plastic and visual arts in the city of Thrissur.
5. The Sakthan Thampuran Palace
The Sakthan Thampuran palace exhibits objects, documents and substance of historical importance. It reflects the exceptional aspects of the rulers of Kochi.
6. The Church of Lady of Dolours
The Church of Lady of Dolours is a popular pilgrim center of Southern India and a well known tourist attraction. The exceptional Gothic architectural style of the church is admired by the visitors.
7. Thrissur Archeological and Art Museum
The rich cultural heritage of the region is displayed through the Thrissur Archeological and Art Museum. It is situated at the Town Hall Road. The number of relics and heirlooms holds archaeological importance.
Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (on all days of the week except on Mondays and national holidays)
8. Thrissur Zoo
Thrissur Round or Swaraj Round is considered as Thrissur’s central point. The whole city of Thrissur branches from this point through nine roads. The ground of Teak forest- Thekkinkadu maidan is encircled by the Thrissur Round.
Kuriachira is a flourishing residential area of Thrissur. 2 km away from the Swaraj Mound it is situated towards the south. It is also considered as a tourist spot for its beautiful outlaying and nearby churches.
10. Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy
The Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy of Thrissur aims to promote and spread the traditional art and culture of Kerala. It works with the Kendra Sangeetha Nataka Academy, New Delhi with the target to preserve and nurture Indian cultural heritage along with Keralite cultural heritage.
11. Vilangan Hills, Thrissur
Vilangan Hills, Thrissur is a hillock, set amidst a picturesque locale. Situated on the outskirts of the main city of Thrissur, it is about 5 km from the city center. The hill is covered with verdant green bushes that give it a serene surrounding. The elevation provides a beautiful view of the city of Thrissur.
Near the top of the hill, there is also an open air theater. All this and more make Vilangan Hills one of the most favored travel attractions in Thrissur.