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Trichur, the cultural capital of the State is also known as Thrissur. The district is often referred to as the cultural capital owing to its rich cultural history and heritage. An idyllic example that illustrates further on this point is the Vadakkumnathan Temple that is one of the oldest temples in Kerala and displays the exemplary skill of the architects. Secondary to this temple in order of popularity is Guruvayoor, located only twenty nine kilometres to the west of Thrissur and is home to the Shree Krishna Temple. The temple has a number of historic mysteries related to itself that you must strive to find out from the locals. Various other temples that surround the temple are Thriprayar, Kodungaloor and Irinjalakkuda. Apart from the various temples and religious heritage, this district’s museum and archaeological museum attracts many tourists. The 'Kerala Kalamandalam,' wherein all kinds of knowledge regarding the illustrious and remarkable art forms of Kerala is departed to the students is a regular hunt.

The State Museum

The State Museum the first site that is worth mentioning is the State Museum that is a major tourist attraction due to its archaeological prominence in the state and in the country. Some of the items in the museum include models of temples, stone sculptures, antiquated coins, and reproduced models of other murals at churches of Kerala. Please note that the museum is open for the tourists from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. IST and remains closed on Mondays

Kerala Kalamandalam

This school is located at Cheruthuruthy, only thirty two kilometres to the north east of Thrissur. This school was instituted by a late poet for the purpose of preserving and promoting the culture of the State. A one of its kind, this institute is run by tremendously talented set of teachers. Various art forms of the State along with a few literature courses are taught to the students here who undergo laborious training under the supervision of the experts. It is a famous attraction for both Indian and foreign students.

Vadakkumnatha Kshethram

This is a multifaceted location that houses numerous shrines, sculptures dedicated to a number of deities. It is one of the very important locations in the district as the site that the temple is situated at, forms the landmark that serves as a point of indication of direction in and around district. The architecture of the structure so built speaks deeply about the excellent work of the local craftsmen. You must visit the temple around the months of April or May, when the Pooram festival celebrations are being held with full might around the temple. The courtyards of the temple around this time of the year are filled with numerous colours and the decorations are extremely pleasing to the eyes. The music on the other hand is equally reliving and pacifying for the ears.

Guruvayoor

Guruvayoor: Known as Dwaraka of South India, Guruvayoor is located only at a distance of twenty nine kilometres from the town. The Shree Krishna temple, here, is a complex that consists of various shrines and temples with a number of entrances to accommodate the huge number of devotees that visit the place every year. It is believed that the deity here is nearly 5000 years old. Temple rituals and routines are followed strictly and governing bodies assure the same by making available tantris and poojaris al time round the clock.

Koodal Manikyam Temple

This temple is dedicated to the half-brother of Lord Rama from the great Hindu epic Ramayana, Bharata. This deity is believed to have bequeathed the temple with various powers that till date are considered to be vested in the temple that has been understood to have delivered some miracles. A great point of notice that makes the temple even more famous is that this is the only temple in the whole country that is dedicated to the deity of Bharata.

St. Thomas Church:

This church is a preserved antique of the state as it was constructed back in the seventeenth century. This place is a marvellous piece of worship with exceedingly beautiful work of stone and wood. People visiting St. Thomas Church will surely appreciate the way it is strategically built.

Peechi

This is famous for the dam and the reservoir constructed here. It is only twenty three kilometres away from the town and is a beautiful picnic spot. The tourists here can also avail facilities such as boating and other water sports. The main purpose that the dam serves is that of irrigation for the nearby farming areas. You must also visit the famous Peechi- Vazhani Wild life Sanctuary that is situated here.

Kerala Forest Research Institute

This institute was founded by the state government of Kerala for the purpose of fostering research in relation to forests in the 1970s. A worship house for numerous scientists and researchers, this institute is famous for work on medicinal value of plants, etymological, colonel propagation of plants, means of reforestation and disease control etc. Athirappally Vazhachal: This is a famous tourist place that is only about sixty two kilometres to the south of Trichur. Here, you must witness the two remarkable cascades in the district. Each of these cascades flow out of the Sholayar ranges and are separated from each other by a mere distance of five kilometres.

Kodungalloor

This pilgrim centre in the district has great importance attached to it. The beautiful church here preserves the holy relics from around 52 AD that is the time of St. Thomas. Kodungallur is also exceptionally well known for the mosque by the name of Juma Masjid. Built in 629 AD, it is the oldest and the first ever mosque in the country and second in the whole world. Apart from the above, Kodungalloor is also a place of worship for many Hindus. It is home to some of the very well-known temples that are worth your visit. The diversity of worship centres in this part of the district makes it a symbol of religious accord and tolerance.

Punnathur Kotta

Only two kilometres from the pilgrim centre of Guruvayoor, this is one of its kind and allows the tourists to closely connect with the nature. The visitors can observe the elephants kept here when they are not required for the ceremonies to be held at different temples.

Punnathur Kotta

Only two kilometres from the pilgrim centre of Guruvayoor, this is one of its kind and allows the tourists to closely connect with the nature. The visitors can observe the elephants kept here when they are not required for the ceremonies to be held at different temples.

Punnathur Kotta

Only two kilometres from the pilgrim centre of Guruvayoor, this is one of its kind and allows the tourists to closely connect with the nature. The visitors can observe the elephants kept here when they are not required for the ceremonies to be held at different temples.

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