The name ‘Thrissur’ is derived from the original abbreviation of the city ‘Thrissivaperoor’. As the name indicates, it means that the sacred town of lord Siva. Officially Thrissur is known as the cultural capital of Kerala. Is famous for fostering classical Kerala performing arts, religious sites and the renowned Thrissur pooram festival, Vadakkumnathan temple and Onam celebration. Thrissur is a best tourist destination, must visit at least once in their lifetime. The people swaying with the beats of the chenda melam, shall help you to understand the true heart and spirit of Kerala. Being one of the prominent centers for learning and tradition, the influence of Buddhism, Brahmanism, Jainism and the history of European Colonial rule is still evident in the present culture of the city. The Thrissur city is legendary throughout the planet for its well-renowned temples, churches, museums and culture. It is a delight for each person because Thrissur exhibits such a spirited cultural and non secular history. Thrissur makes a good option for sightseeing tours in Kerala and is an ideal place for honeymooners, family tours and pilgrimage holidays. Trust us for affordable Thrissur tour packages, family holiday packages, honeymoon holidays and possibilities of customization.

Best Places to Visit

Vadakkumnathan Temple

Shakthan Thampuran Palace

Athirappilly Waterfalls

Punnathur Kotta

Nehru Park

Thrissur Zoo and State Museum

Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours

Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple


Thekkinkadu Maidan

Kollengode Palace

Chavakkad Beach


Chettuva Backwater

Charpa Falls

Vazhachal Falls

Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple

Kerala Kalamandalam

Archaeological Museum

Vintage Vauxhall Velox Car Club

Things to do in Thrissur

Wildlife Tours

The Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary in Thrissur is an ideal abode of a diverse range of wildlife species. Nature lovers can embark on wildlife safaris within this Peechi Vazhani reserve forest and enjoy its fascinating beauty along with spotting some exotic wildlife species.

Cultural Tours

Thrissur is also an ideal destination to witness colourful cultures and traditions of God’s Own Country, Steeped with history and an array of cultures. With these tours, visitors can discover and enjoy some of the indigenous cultures of Kerala.


Thrissur is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations to visit in Kerala. Whether a Hindu, Muslim, or a Christian, this historic city offers plenitude of options for pilgrimage to its visitors.

Sightseeing Tours

Dotted with historical and cultural landmarks, Thrissur wears many hats! For tourists on Kerala tours, this gorgeous city offers an ample of sightseeing options to rediscover history and the opulent beauty of its past.

Best Time to Visit Thrissur

Winter (December - February)

Winter begins in Thrissur from December and remains till the mid February. The temperature of the city remains between 22°C and 30° C. This pleasant climate making it an ideal time to visit Thrissur.

Summer (March - May)

The summer season begins in the month of March and ends in the month of May. During the summer season, the maximum temperature remains around 38° C.

Monsoon (June - September)

Thrissur experiences monsoon season from June to September. During this period, the city receives heavy rainfall especially in the months of July. Monsoon is a good season to visit Thrissur.

How to Reach Thrissur

By Flight

Cochin International Airport is the nearest airport from Thrissur which is well connected to all the major Indian cities via regular flights. Also it is connected with direct flights from the Middle East, Maldives, Europe, Sri Lanka and Singapore. You can hire a taxi/cab from here to reach Thrissur.

By Train

Thrissur is well connected and serviced by rail to all the major cities in the country. Daily trains are available from the cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi and Hyderabad. In fact, the Thrissur Railway Station is the major railhead in South India.

By Road

Thrissur is connected to the other major cities through a good network of roads by NH544, NH17, NH47 and NH66. You can also travel to Thrissur by bus from the cities like Kannur, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Mangalore, Bangalore and Coimbatore.

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