Thrissur, with its rich history, cultural heritage and archeological wealth is called the cultural capital of Kerala. From ancient times, this district had 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 was the architect of the present Thrissur town. Today Thrissur is world famous for its Pooram festival. A cultural centre, the Kerala Kala Mandalam, the Kerala Sahitya Academy and Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy are located here.
GETTING THERE & AWAY
Nearest international airport: Nedumbassery (58 km)
Thrissur is an important railhead of the Southern Railways.
Thrissur is well connected with almost all the major towns and cities of India. There are three major bus stations in the town: · The KSRTC bus station, near the railway station operates long distance and interstate services Ph: 421150 · Sakthan Thampuran bus stand is 1 km away from town · The north bus stand is in the heart of the town.