Sunday, 25 December 2011

Places to visit in Thrissur

Places to visit in Thrissur

Shakthan Thampuran Palace

                The old Vadakkechira palace, was renovated to the present style by Sakthan Thampuran, the famous king of the Perumbadappu dynasty. Now it is known as Sakthan Thampuran palace. It is a two storied building with a Nalukettu.

Archeological & Art Museum


It has a good collection of wood carvings, metal sculptures and ancient jewelers

Thrissur Zoo

                 Thrissur Zoo & Museum is located right at the heart of Thrissur (Trichur) city at a place called Chembukavu. It is at a walking distance from the famous "Thrissur round" (one of the longest inner ring roads in India) and the famous Vadakkunnathan temple. Thrissur zoo is small, but the Museum houses a large number of historic items such as swords, jewellery, rocks, stuffed butterflies etc. There is also a small snake park inside the zoo.

Appan Thampuran Smarakam

Established in 1976 at Ayyanthole where Sri. Ramavarma Appanthampuran who lived the Kumarapuram Palace. This is also a cultural museum

Basilica of Our Lady of Dolores

                  The 1875-built Roman Catholic Minor Basilica is locally called Puthen Palli. The 140 ft long steeple is visible from anywhere in the town. The chapel has 15 altars. It boasts of neo Gothic spires and the largest interior of any church in South India with a lot of mural paintings on the walls and ceilings.

Vilangan Kunnu

              This hillock has been converted by the tourism department as an amusement park. While grown ups relish the scenic splendor from the hill top. Children can relax and play to their hearts. Lot of people use this place for their morning walk. Early in the morning walking to the top of hillock is a good exercise. View from top of the hill is really good especially at the time of sun rise and sun set. Now this place is under control of Thrissur District Tourism promotion Council and they charge nominal fee for admission to amusement park and parking the vehicle.


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