Visits since 1 Jan 2017 5,693,635
Visits since 1 Jan 2007 30,996,422



Zone: Central Kerala

Telephone Access Code: +91 487

The cultural capital of Kerala, the Poorams or temple festivals in Thrissur draw in thousands of people every single year as these carnivals encapsulate every single part of Kerala's rich heritage. These are a hotbed of folk art performances and heritage tours that will give you an in depth look into some of the grandest traditions of the State. From majestic elephants to colourful pulikali processions to the world renowned Thrissur Pooram, there is always a festive atmosphere in the air. The district is also the abode of several cultural centres like Kerala Kalamandalam, Sahitya Academy and the Sangeetha Nataka Academy. Thrissur is a place one must visit at least once in their lifetime. The people, swaying with the beats of the chenda, shall help you understand the true heart and spirit of Kerala.

Tourist information offices

  • DTPC, Palace Road, Chembukkavu Ph: 2320800
  • Guruvayoor Ph: 2550400 Website:

Getting there

By road: The district is well connected to all major towns in Kerala. Thrissur KSRTC Bus Station, near the railway station operates long distance and inter-state services Ph: 2421150 Sakthan Thampuran Bus Stand is 1 km away from town The North Bus Stand is in the heart of the town.

By rail: Thrissur is an important railhead of the Southern Railways.

By air: Cochin International Airport (58 km)

Geographical Information

Altitude: Sea level

Area: 3032 sq. km

Population: 2,974,232 (2011 census)

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