Thrissur is a city in the south Indian state of Kerala. It's known for sacred sites and colorful festivals. In the center is Vadakkumnathan Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and adorned with murals. The ornate, Indo-Gothic Our Lady of Dolours Basilica is nearby. To the north, Thiruvambady Temple is home to several elephants. Sakthan Thampuran Palace houses an archaeology museum with bronze statues and ancient coins.
Vadakkunnathan Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva at city of Thrissur, of Kerala state in India
With a collection of beautiful Mural paintings, some of which are more than 400 years old, this gigantic 1000 year old temple and historical structure is famous for the Nataraja Mural near the main gate.
The structure till date, displays its original colors without much preservation. The shrine of Vadakkumnathan is also situated there, which is apparently covered completely under ghee for centuries, without any incidence of melting. The shrines of Mahavishnu and Shankaranarayan are also located in the temple. It features one of the largest Dance Hall, called Koothambalam which depict unique Keralan architecture.
Athirappilly Falls the most famous waterfalls of Kerala, Athirappalli and Vazhachal are situated at Athirappilly Thaluk in Thrissur district of Kerala, India on the Chalakudy River , which originates from the upper reaches of the Western Ghats.
Athirapally Falls is a haven for flora and fauna alike. It is a popular picnic spot and the scenic beauty of the waterfall offers spectacular visuals for visitors.
The look of this waterfall is very calming and refreshing leaving us baffled. It gives us a sense of happiness and energy like no other. The Athirapally falls flows through the Vazhachal Forest toward the Arabian Sea making it one of the most beautiful sights you have ever seen.
A sea shore adorned with rare scenic beauty, the Chavakad beach is renowned as being one of the best beaches along the West Coast.
Chavakkad Beach is beach in Chavakkad Municipality of Thrissur District in Kerala State
It lies on the coast of Arabian Sea and attracts domestic tourists and local people.
Guruvayoor elephant Sanctuary (Anakotta)
Punnathurkotta is a fort and former palace located in Kottapadi, about 2 km from the Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple, in Thrissur District of Kerala State in South India
Elephants belong to Guruvayoor temple, one of the most prominent shrines in Kerala. Affluent devotees donate elephants to the temple. Regarded sacred, they assist in some temple rituals besides being the chief attraction of temple festivals.
At Guruvayoor Anakotta, a range of elephants, from juniors to giants can be seen from just a few meters away. If timing is right, visitors also get to see washing or feeding them.
Elephant sanctuary, one of the premier tourist attractions of Thrissur, is also one of the fascinating travel destinations in Central Kerala. It is 23 kms from Thrissur town.