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The Thrissur pooram(festival), is celebrated in the month of Medam (mid-April to mid-may) as per the malayalam calendar.The main features of the pooram (festival) are hundreds of decorated elephants with their nettipattam (decorative golden headdress), the beats of panchavadyam and the the magnificent display of fireworks.Vadakkunnathan temple is a mere spectator,lending its premises for this great festival which is celebrated by two rival groups Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi.

Puli Kali

Puli Kali is a colorful recreational folk art from the state of Kerala mainly practiced in Thrissur district . It is performed on the fourth day of Onam celebrations (Nalaam Onam), performers painted like tigers and hunters in bright yellow, red, and black dance to the beats of instruments like Udukku and Thakil. Literal meaning of Pulikali is the 'play of the tigers' hence the performance revolve around the theme of tiger hunting


The Kerala Kalamandalam is located 32km north-east of Trichur at Cheruthuruthy.This academy is a distinguished centre of excellence in Performing Arts, which spearheaded the movement of cultural renaissance in Kerala.It has been invariably the best institution in India imparting training in and conducting performance of Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Mohiniyattam, Panchavadyam and Thullal.

Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple

Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple is located about 29 km from Thrissur. This temple is dedicated to Krishna and a famous pilgrim centre in india .The temple is also called the Bhoolokavaikunta - the heaven on Earth!

Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours (Puthenpally)

Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours (Puthenpally ) is the tallest church tower in Asia .It is about 5 minutes walkable distance.Its exuberant interior decorations include fine specimens of murals, images of saints and scenes from the scriptures. An array of 15 altars and musical church bells imported from Germany.

Athirapilly Waterfalls

It is located 60 km from Thrissur city .The charm of the Athirampally and Vazhachal nature cannot be described by words, Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees, these waterfall is one of the best places in India to re-capture a real sense of the classical idea of the 'Picturesque' - not just calm and sweet, but something wild and natural. Athirapilly. “Dream World and silverstorm are two Water Theme Parks situated near Athirapilly each having its unique element of fun and adventure.”

Nattika Beach

Situated 30 km from Thrissur, Nattika beach is an ideal place to visit. The resorts in the beach offer modern facilities. Deep-sea fishing, backwater cruise on country boats and elephant rides are some of the attractions

Peechi Wild Life Sanctuary

Established in 1958, the Peechi Wild Life Sanctuary stretches over an area of 125 Sq.km. The sanctuary is home to more than 50 species of orchids and medicinal plants, apart from 25 species of mammals, over 60 species of birds and 10 species of reptiles and snakes. Besides, tigers, leopards, Wild Dogs, Spotted and barking deer are seen here. Ponmudi peak, at a height of 923 meters,lies near Peechi sanctuary. Peechi village, which is 23 km away from Thrissur, is famous for this dam. The dam is built across the Manali River. The colorful botanical gardens and the fountains enhance the beauty of the place.