Thrissur is one of the most popular places in Kerala and is visited by tourists throughout the year. It has incredible places of heritage on a pilgrimage to nature.
Most Popular places in Thrissur – Cultural Capital of Kerala
1. Athirappally falls:
As you drive to the beautiful waterfalls of Athirappally, you will be overwhelmed by the scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside. A fertile landscape and winding roads through the hills, quiet hamlets, a festival of coconut and rubber plantations and babbling brooks will make you feel like being in an enchanted land!
2. Guruvayoor Temple:
“Enthus Guruvayurappa” is a general exclamation that can be heard throughout the world by Malayalees, the people of Kerala. The presiding Deity is worshiped in this sanctuary as Balakrishna and the image is a rare stone called Patala Anjana.
3. Vadakkumnathan Temple:
Vadakkumnathan Temple stands majestically on an elevated hill in the center of Thrissur. One of the largest and oldest temples of Shiva of Kerala is known for its beautiful murals on the walls. The Thrissur-Pooram festival, with its impressive elephant parade, powerful drum and cymbal play and magnificent fireworks make it an unforgettable experience.
4. Vazhachal forest gardens and waterfalls:
Vazhachal Forest Gardens and waterfalls are a delight for nature lovers. These wooded gardens and bubbling waterfall are breathtakingly beautiful – a great place for a picnic surrounded by nature at its best. Vazhacahal is very popular with filmmakers because of its scenic environment and many film shoots are held here.
5. Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows:
The Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours is obviously the largest and the highest church in Asia. This imposing Gothic-style church is a remarkable building with turrets on the front door, two-storey aisles along the nave and transepts, and eleven altars. The interiors are beautiful with murals depicting scenes from the scriptures and images of saints.