Thrissur is the cultural capital of Kerala. It is synonymous with the Pooram Festival, religious ardour mingled with carnival spirit, mighty jumbos, pulsating rhythm of percussion and breathtaking fireworks are part of the festival.
Vadakkumnathan Temple: One of the oldest temple and venue for Pooram festival. This festival is celebrated with series of events during April- May every year. The Ezhunnellippu of Thiruvambadi, Chembada, Madathil Varavu, the Pooram purappadu of Paramekkavu, Ilanjithara Melam and Kudamattam are the major events of the Pooram. Kudamattam event held in Thekkinkadu Maidanam.
A friendly competition prevail between supporters of participating devasowms such as Paramekkavu and Thiruvambadi. They compete with each other from the majesty of elephants to sound and colour of fireworks and the brilliance of percussion
Punnathoor Kotta: Once a palace ground of the Punnathoor Rajas, is now home to elephants offered by devotees. It is located 2 km away from Guruvayoor.
Cheraman Juma Masjid: This is the first Mosque in India and second in the world where Juma prayers started, built in 629 A.D. It is located near Kodangalloor.
Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary: Located 37 km from Thrissur, it has a place for adventures with trekking and river rafting on moon lights. Birds and Butterflies are there to add colours. Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary is an another one with rare and innumerable Orchids.
How to reach Thrissur: It is well connected by Rail and Road network. Thrissur is an important Railhead. Buses ply from various important places. Nearest Airport is Nedumbassery which is 58 km away.