Places to Visit Near Thrissur

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Places to Visit Near Thrissur

Here is the list of 22 Places to Visit Near Thrissur

1. Charpa Falls, Thrissur

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63 kms from Thrissur

Charpa Falls is another one of the nature's delight that displays the blessings of Mother Nature. Cascading down from a shot height, this fall which is a part of River Chalakkudy offers a breathtaking experience. Athirappilly Falls and Lake Vachumaram are a stone's throw away from Charpa Falls. Indeed this beautiful sight of Charpa Falls is a visual retreat.

2. Athirapally Falls, Thrissur

4.2 /5

60 kms from Thrissur

Located 60 km from the Thrissur district of Kerala, Athirapally Falls is a marvellous cascade of frothy waters that makes its way from the Anamudi mountains of the Western Ghats. This 80 ft high and 330 ft wide marvel is the largest waterfall in Kerala and is often referred to as the "Niagara Falls of India". From here, the Athirapally falls flows through the verdant greenery of Vazhachal Forest toward the Arabian Sea, creating a spectacular vista of scintillating water, emerald jungles and azure sky.

3. Munnar, Kerala - Tea Gardens, Lakes and Pretty little hill-station

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151 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Echo Point, Munnar Atukkad Waterfalls Pothamedu View Point

The idyllic hill station Munnar - famous for its tea estates, exotic lush greenery and craggy peaks, is located in the Western Ghats, in the state of Kerala. It serves as the commercial centre for some of the world’s largest tea estates. In addition, Munnar has many protected areas which are home to endemic and highly endangered species like the Nilgiri Thar and the Neelakurinji.

Best Time: September to May

View packages starting from ₹ 4,498

4. Alleppey, Kerala - Backwaters, Beaches and Lagoons - Venice of the East

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149 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Houseboats Alappuzha Beach Backwaters in Alleppey

Officially called Alappuzha, Alleppey is a city in the South Indian state of Kerala. Bordering the Laccadive Sea, it is known for its wide network of interlinking, palm-fringed canals called backwaters and rejuvenating Ayurvedic resorts. Allepey is also popular for its Houseboat cruises that pass through the serene backwaters, where you can catch glimpses of green paddy fields, choir making activities, beautiful avifauna and witness the life of locals in Kerala.

Best Time: June to March

View packages starting from ₹ 7,500

5. Vythiri, Kerala - An old world charm of cottages

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169 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembara peak Soochipara Falls

62 kms off Kozhikode is Vythiri, a popular resort town famous for its old world charm of cottages, log huts & tree house accommodations cosily nestled in the forests of Wayanad. Situated at an altitude of 700 metres, Vythiri in Wayanad comprises of 18 villages. Vythiri is an ideal tourist destination with little cottages and resorts ornamenting its pleasant surroundings. It is the place to be in if one wants to step back a little into the past and experience the simpler cottage life while having the urban and modern facilities available on demand to create a truly enjoyable experience.

Best Time: October to Apr

6. Ooty, Tamil Nadu - Queen of the Nilgiris

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197 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Nilgiri Mountain Railway Ooty Lake Emerald Lake, Ooty

The Blue Mountains have always been shrouded in mysticism, and Ooty is no exception to that. For every mountain lover, the very idea of travelling to the city known as the Queen of the Hills holds an allure like no other. Once regarded as the summer headquarters of the East India Company (and for a very good reason), Ooty, also known as Udagamandalam, is a hill station in Tamil Nadu which serves as a very popular tourist destination for anyone looking for a picturesque place to relax and unwind. Ooty is nestled amidst the Nilgiri hills at an altitude of 2,240 meters above sea level and enjoys a favourable climate all year round.

Best Time: Throughout the year

7. Idukki, Kerala - Eco-village in the western ghats

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172 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Gavi Hill View Park Kulamavu Dam

Idukki, a landlocked district of Kerala, is one of the most nature-rich areas in Kerala with more than half of the area covered with forest. This rugged hill resort is known for its wildlife sanctuaries, beautiful bungalows, tea factories, rubber plantations and forests. Concealed beautifully in the superabundant and lush hills, Idukki (meaning a deep gorge in Malayalam) is a picturesque district flourishing between two rocky mountains of Kurava and Kurathy. Idukki's speciality lies in 650 feet long and 550 feet high arch dam across the Kuravan Kurathi mountain, which is the largest in the country. Anamudi, which is the highest peak in India, south of the Himalayas, is also located in Idukki.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 6,000

8. Vagamon, Kerala

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140 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Ulipooni Wildlife Sanctuary Vagamon Meadows Pine Hill

1100 meters above sea, far way from the loud city culture, lush greenery and serenity to gift every visitor, Vagamon could be your quiet offbeat hill station in Kerala away from maddening tourist crowds. If you are a forest lover, the first place you should visit in Vagamon is the Vagamon Pine forest, which is the major tourist attraction of this place. A very popular spot for movie shootings, Vagamon forest is actually a man-made forest which was created during the British era. The forest overlooks the entire Vagamon valley and is a beautiful place where you can go for a long walk, or just sit under a pine tree and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Best Time: Throughout the year

View packages starting from ₹ 2,986

9. Wayanad, Kerala - Nature's Abode

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193 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Banasura Dam Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary Chembra Peak

Replete with waterfalls, historical caves, comfortable resorts and homestays, Wayanad in Kerala is famous for its spice plantations and wildlife. Walking through the sprawling spice plantations, trekking to the pre-historic caves and experiencing a resort holiday are one of the many things you can do to get a taste of Wayanad. Wayanad is best known for the wildlife reserves - Wayanad wildlife reserve which is home to an exquisite variety of flora and fauna. Wayanad wildlife reserve is an integral part of the Nilgiri biosphere reserve peacefully located amidst the serene hills of Western Ghats.

Best Time: Throughout the year

10. Palakkad, Kerala - The Gateway of Kerala

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68 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Parambikulam Tiger Reserve Silent Valley National Park Palakkad Fort

The quaint town of Palakkad in Kerala boasts of picturesque landscape, tranquil scenery and clear backwaters. Palakkad gets its name from pala trees which once dominated the area. Also known as Palghat, Pallakad is located near a wide low pass in the Western Ghats mountain ranges. Palakkad is the land of Palmyras and Paddy Fields and is famous as the chief granary of Kerala.

Best Time: July to March

11. Kochi, Kerala - Queen of Arabian Sea

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83 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Mattancherry Palace Fort Kochi Jewish Synagogue

Situated on the south-west coast of India, Kochi or Cochin is a bustling commercial port city with a trading history that dates back to at least 600 years. Called as the Queen of the Arabian Sea, the city is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of Kerala. The city is marked by influences of Arabs, Dutch, Phoenicians, Portuguese, Chinese and the British city as well as that of the Indian rule of the Chera Dynasty followed by rule of the Feudal Lords.

Best Time: July to April

View packages starting from ₹ 5,591

12. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - Manchester of the South India

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113 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Kovai Kondattam Vydehi Falls Marudhamalai Hill Temple

One of the largest cities of Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore is a major hub for industry, textiles, and manufacturing, and is also the gateway to several other tourist destinations in South India. However, there is a lot more to Coimbatore than just that. From ancient temples to classy new buildings, from breathtaking mountains to jaw-dropping waterfalls, from a mouth-watering cuisine to pleasant weather all year round, Coimbatore has everything you could possibly need to make for a perfect holiday experience.

Best Time: September to March

13. Kalpetta, Kerala

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177 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Karapuzha Dam Kanthanpara Waterfalls Shopping in Kalpetta

Kalpetta is a quaint town with a backdrop of majestic hills lurking in the shadows, lush green surroundings, fresh air and picturesque beauty. Housed in the Wayanad District of Kerala, at a height of 780 m above the sea level, Kalpetta is a perfect place for nature lovers as well as honeymooners. Encompassed with a mild fragrance of coffee and rustic lanes, the town is blessed with beautiful nature with scenic landscapes.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 6,500

14. Thalassery, Kerala

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188 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Mahe, Thalaserry Dharmadan Thuruth Thalassery Fort

Fondly known as Tellichery, Thalassery is a coastal town of Kerala nestled at the shore of Arabian Sea and immersed in the vibrant culture. Steeped in rich history and heritage, this town was one of the earliest British settlements in the state. Thalassery owns several credits in its basket when it comes to panoramic views, the reflection of its glorious past and nature's beauty. Apart from being a home to many famous circus owners and artists including Gemini and Bharath, this charming town is also renowned for its bakeries.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 135,000

15. Kozhikode, Kerala - A colonial city of trade and tourism

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121 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Backwaters in Kozhikode Kozhippara Falls Thusharagiri Waterfall

Formerly known as Calicut, Kozhikode is located in Kerala. It was the Capital of Malabar during the Zamorin rule 500 years ago and is famous for its centuries-old trade in cotton and spices with Jews, Arabs, Phoenicians and Chinese. Vasco da Gama had set his foot on the remote beach of Kappad in Kozhikode in 1498 and 'Discovered India' and established spice trade routes with the west.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 16,000

16. Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Tamil-nadu

The Anamalai Tiger Reserve, more famously known as the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, located in the south of India is a unique reserve which has long since protected the endemic species of both plants and animals that reside here. The reserve was officially declared a Tiger Reserve in the year 2007. It lies in the Western Ghats which is a well-known hotspot for biodiversity. This also means that the species found in the tiger reserve are truly endangered and often rare and in need of protection.

17. Devikulam, Kerala - A lake in which Goddess Sita bathed

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156 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Devi Lake Pallivasal Falls Thoovanam Falls

A lake with a legend of its own, greenest sceneries, waterfalls and tea plantations are what offer its charm to Devikulam, a hill station in Kerala. This quaint little hill-station located at an altitude 1800 m above sea level is best known for its mythical Sita Devi Lake, rolling hills, waterfalls and its innumerable tea and spice plantations. The Sita Devi Lake which offers prime attraction to the area is said to have been bathed in by Goddess Sita and hence assumes immense religious importance.

Best Time: November to May

18. Nelliyampathy, Kerala

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75 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Nenmara Vallanghy Vela Nelliyampathy Hills Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary Nenmara Shopping in Nelliyampathy

With plenty of unexplored treasures, Nelliyampathy is a hill station located near the Kerala and Tamil Nadu border offering bounty of nature and lush green surroundings of tea, coffee and cardamom plantations. The town is also ornamented with a variety of flora, fauna and picturesque tourist attractions. A perfect place for eco-tourism and romantic holidays, the region comprises of peaks of altitude ranging from 500m to 1600m providing an incredible trekking trail for adventure buffs. Apart from this, Nenmara Vellanghy vela take place in the month of April.

Best Time: October to March

19. Nilambur, Kerala - Land of Teak Plantations

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106 kms from Thrissur

Known For : The Elembalai Hill Adyanpara Waterfalls Teak Museum

Enriched with raw nature, a unique blend of culture, exquisite art forms and shadows of colonial rule, Nilambur is located in Malappuram District of Kerala. Nestled at the bank of Chaliyar River in proximity to Nilgiri Range, this small town is popularly known as 'Land of Teak Plantations'. Blessed with vibrant shades of natural beauty, the region is clustered with exotic wildlife and showcases vivid illustrations of past through several royal residencies. Nilambur, covered under vast tracks of the forest has many kinds of wood mushrooming around other than teak. Venteak, rosewood and mahogany are the other few types of wood that flourish in the area.

Best Time: October to March

View packages starting from ₹ 7,000

20. Kumarakom, Kerala - Backwaters bay, small islands - Little Venice

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129 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary Backwaters Vellavali

Located at a distance of 16km from Kottayam in Kerala and located on the banks of Vembanad Lake, Kerala's largest lake, Kumarakom is a cluster of many small man-made islands reclaimed from the lake. Part of the Kuttanad region, Kumarakom along with Alleppey, has beautiful backwater areas and they collectively form the most important tourist centres of Kerala. Known for paddy fields, fishing, a network of backwaters, delicious local cuisine, traditional Kettuvalloms (rice barges) houseboats and luxury and budget resorts.

Best Time: September to March

View packages starting from ₹ 8,800

21. Ponnani, Kerala

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49 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Ponnani Juma Masjid Padinharekara Beach Thrikkavu Temple

A small beach town located in the Malappuram District of Kerala is mainly renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches. Flanked by the Arabian Sea on the west, Ponnani is also referred to as small 'Mecca' of South India. It is dotted with several Muslim institutions, Jama Masjid, established in 925, being one of them. It is a picturesque town with perfect fusion of Hindu and Muslim values making the place culturally rich. Apart from being an important hub for fishing, Ponnani is also enriched with plethora of flora and fauna.

Best Time: October to March

22. Malampuzha, Kerala - Dams, Reservoirs and lush green sceneries

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91 kms from Thrissur

Known For : Thread Garden, Malampuzha Udan Khatola Malampuzha Dam

Malampuzha in Palakkad district a place with rich lush green vegetation popular for its scenic beauty as well as the dams and exotic wildlife that it offers as tourist attractions.

Best Time: August to April

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