Zone: Central Kerala
Telephone Access Code: +91 487
The cultural capital of Kerala, Thrissur is synonymous with the world famous and spectacular Pooram Festival. The abode of several prominent culture centres including the Kerala Kalamandalam, Sahitya Academy and Sangeetha Nataka Academy, Thrissur has an extraordinarily rich past as well as a vibrant present. From ancient times, this district with its cultural heritage and archaeological wealth has played a significant role in the political history of South India. Many rulers and dynasties beginning with the Zamorins of Kozhikode, Tipu Sultan of Mysore and Europeans including the Dutch and the British have had a hand in moulding the destiny of this region. Raja Rama Varma popularly known as Sakthan Thampuran is the architect of the present Thrissur town.
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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: Nearest international airport: Cochin International Airport (58 km)
Altitude: Sea level
Area: 3032 sq. km
Population: 2,974,232 (2011 census)