Thrissur is known as the cultural capital of Kerala, and the land of Poorams. The district is famous for its ancient temples, churches, and mosques. Thrissur Pooram is the most colourful and spectacular temple festival in Kerala. Some renowned shrines like Guruvayur temple, and Vadakkunnathan temple are situated in this district. Population is a mix of traditionally rich and the neo-rich. Kodungallur, the capital of the erstwhile Chera Empire, is a region of great archeological and historical significance.
Area: 3032 sq km, Population: 29,75,440, Literacy: 92.56%
Taluks: Chavakkad, Kodungallur, kukundapurm, Thalappally, Thrissur
Blocks: Mathilakam, Kodungallur, Chavakkad, Mala, Irinjalakkuda, Puzhakkal, Anthikkadu, Cherpu, Pazhayannur, Mullassery, Chalakkudy, Wadakkanchery, Ollukkara, Kodakara, Vellangallur, Cowannur, Talikulam
Municipality: Chalakkudi, Irinjalakkuda, Kunnamkulam, Guruvayur, Chavakkad, Kodungallur
Parliament: Thrissur, Chalakkudy, Alathur
Assembly: Chelakkara, Kunnamkulam, Guruvayur, Manalur, Wadakkanchery, Ollur, Thrissur, Nattika, Kaipamangalam, Iringalakkuda, Pudukkad, Chalakkudy, Kodungallur
Periyar, Chalakkudy, Karuvannur, Kurumali, bharathappuzha
Thrissur houses the Kerala Kalamandalam, the Kerala Sahitya Academy, the Kerala Lalitakala Academy and the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academy.
Athirapilly Water Falls (63 km from Thrissur City), Vazhachal near Athirapilly. Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary (23 km from city) It is the largest elephant park in the world, with over 60 elephants. Peechi Dam (20 km from city), Kerala Kalamandalam (30 km) It is in Cheruthuruthy and was founded by the Poet Sri. Vallathol Narayana Menon, to encourage the study of the ancient arts of Kerala such as Kathakali and Mohiniyattom. Zoo.
Air: Nedumapassery international airport (58 km away from the city)
Rail: Thrissur city is well connected and serviced by rail to all major cities in India. The main railway stations are Thrissur, Guruvayur and Shoranur. Click on station name for railway time table.
Kanyakumari – Salem: Ernakulam – Aluva, Chalakkudi, Thrissur, Palakkad (NH7)
Managalore – Ernakulam: Chavakkad, Kodungallur(NH17)
Mangalore 372 , Kozhikode 143, Palakkad 80, Ernakulam 80, Thiruvanathapuram 303, Kanyakumari 371, Munnar 146, Kodaikanal 223(via munnar), Ooty 200 (via Coimbatore)