A Trip Down South: The Many Faces Of Thrissur

Thrissur is one of the best places to visit in Kerala for those who wish to come to terms with the raw beauty and charm of India’s south.  Thrissur is a place that would be of interest to those who want to treat their eyes to certain untapped gems (tourist attractions) scattered in Kerala. The place is a must-visit for all the nature lovers out there as well. 

Hotels in Thrissur are available for bookings, but all those planning to travel to Thrissur need to move fast as the place is a traveler’s delight and ends up attracting a large number of people from all parts of the country.  Many know Thrissur as the gold capital of India, while travelers know Thrissur as a popular tourist attraction.  As Thrissur is a popular tourist attraction, there is no dearth of hotels in Thrissur.  Be it budget-oriented stays or high-end hotels, Thrissur has it all.

Reaching Thrissur by Rail, Road, and Air

Thrissur lies in the state of Kerala, which means road journeys are going to take a lot of time if the touring parties are coming from North or central India. So, traveling by flight is the best option for all those who wish to save time. The nearest airport that connects Thrissur is the Cochin International Airport, which lies at a distance of about 50 km from Thrissur.

Similarly, the nearest railway station connecting Thrissur is the Thrissur Railway Station. Those traveling to Thrissur from Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad can get a train booked as Thrissur is well connected to all other south Indian states. Book hotels in Thrissur and enjoy a great vacation with friends and family. 

Moreover, all those planning to embark on a road trip can do so as Thrissur is really well connected by road to all of the south Indian cities, including Bangalore and Chennai.  Bangalore is about 470 km away from Thrissur by road, while Chennai is 615 km afar. The highways are all well laid and offer a rich driving experience. 

Where to Eat in Thrissur?

Do try out the Meen Porichathu, which is the Malabar style fried fish served on leaves. The dish should definitely make it to the wish list of all the non-veg lovers out there. The dish is known for its unique and spicy preparation.  The Malabari mutton biryani is also a popular dish that would be loved by non-vegetarians.  Try out both these spicy delicacies that happen to be served at various restaurants in Thrissur. Also, hotels in Thrissur serve both these delicacies for touring parties and families to dig in and enjoy. 

Do try out the local eateries if you want to get a taste of the authentic Malabari and Thrissur cuisine. There is a lot to appease a traveler’s growling belly in Thrissur. Also, breakfast dishes include Puttu, which is rice steamed in metal or bamboo containers. It is garnished using coconut powder and is prepared alongside various other dishes. 

The Best Places to Visit

Thrissur Zoo
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The Thrissur Zoo has been paired up with a museum to provide the visitors with a slice of history about Thrissur’s mesmerizing wildlife. The place is every nature lover’s delight and should be visited by all those who wish to witness the various varieties of fauna and flora that are found in the region. The zoo also contains historical records pertaining to the rich culture of the region. Visit this place without fail, and you will get to witness the natural beauty that happens to be a striking feature of Thrissur. Book hotels in Thrissur near the zoo are to enjoy the best of nature this vacation season. Do remember to lose yourself in the beauty and peace that this zoo stands for and symbolizes. 

Dolours Basilica 

The Dolours Basilica is one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in Thrissur and can be visited by touring parties and families 7-days a week. The church is one of the most picturesque sites in Thrissur and is loved by all kinds of tourists and devotees. Even if you are not a Christian, you should definitely visit this place in order to witness the architectural brilliance that it stands for and symbolizes. Do try to book hotels in Thrissur near the church as it happens to be the center of the city. 

The mass timings are (Monday-Thursday): 6.00 am, 7.30 am, 5.30 pm

Friday: 6.00 am, 7.30 am, 10.00 am, 5.30 pm, 7.30 pm

Sunday: 6.00 am, 7.30 am, 9.30 am, 4.45 pm, 6.00 pm (Eng), 7.30 pm

 

Chavakkad Beach 

All those traveling by train need to note down that the Guruvayur railway station is the nearest railway station connecting Chavakkad.  Apart from the regular activities that are carried out in the beach area, the place is also a popular attraction for those who wish to witness the beauty of the Elephant Camp Sanctuary. The Guruvayur temple also happens to be nearby, which means there is no dearth of attractions and tourist spots near the beach area. Do remember to book hotels in Thrissur this summer before embarking on your customary family vacation. 

Chettuva Backwater
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The entry to this natural wonder in Thrissur is free. Also, those who wish to treat their eyes to the mesmerizing beauty of the Mangrove vegetation should make a plan to visit this tourist attraction without fail.  Shikaras (houseboats) are popular in the region and offer ample opportunities for people to relax and rejuvenate. Photographers should also visit this destination without fail as there is a lot to capture (on camera) once you reach the destination. 

Other popular tourist attractions in Thrissur include Charpa Falls, Kerala Kalamandam, Vazhachal Falls, Peechi Dam, etc.

What’s in it for the Shopaholics?

Thrissur in Kerala is known for its gold reserves. Therefore, Malabar gold happens to be a popular thing to buy in Thrissur. Plus,  all those who wish to buy handicrafts made of wood and sandalwood can visit the Surabhi Kerala State Handicrafts Emporium.  Also, silk sarees are quite popular and are bought quite frequently by the ladies visiting Thrissur. 

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