Here are the top 41 tourist attractions to see in Thrissur:

1. Athirapally Falls

4.2 /5

47 km
from city center
1 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Located 60 km from Thrissur city, Athirapally Falls is a haven for flora and fauna alike. It is a popular picnic spot and the scenic beauty of the waterfall offers spectacular visuals for visitors.

2. Charpa Falls

Must visit 3.4 /5 View 8+ photos

47 km
from city center
2 out of 41
places to visit in 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.

3. Vadakummnathan temple

Must visit 3.5 /5 View 8+ photos

0 km
from city center
3 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

With a collection of beautiful Mural paintings, some of which are more than 400 years old, this gigantic 1000 year old temple and historical structure is famous for the Nataraja Mural near the main gate.

4. Shakthan Thampuran Palace

4.1 /5

0 km
from city center
4 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Preserved by the Archeological Department now, the Vadakkekara Palace was reconstructed in Kerala-Dutch style in the year 1795 by Sri. Ramavarma Thampuran of the erstwhile Princely State of Cochin.

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5. Vazhachal Falls

Must visit 4.1 /5 View 9+ photos

48 km
from city center
5 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

There are tree shades and sitting arrangement built around is a good place to relax with friends and family. The rocky falls are really a must visit spot.

6. Thrissur Zoo

Must visit 4.1 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Also known as the State Museum & Zoo, Thissur Zoo is an 13.5-acre zoo that was opened in 1885 in the heart of Thrissur City, Kerala. The zoo houses a wide variety of animals, reptiles, and birds. Some of these are tigers, lions, deers, sloth bears, monkeys, hippopotamus, camels, cobras, kraits, vipers, rat snakes, pink flamingos, mithun of the north-eastern hills, and lion-tailed macaques. There's a special building within the zoo compound which houses snakes alone.The compound also includes a Zoological Garden, Botanical Garden, a Natural History Museum and an Art Museum, showcasing the socio-cultural heritage of the region.

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7. Peechi Dam

Must visit 4.1 /5 View 11+ photos

17 km
from city center
7 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Situated 22 km outside Thrissur City, Peechi Dam was built in the year 1959 by E. Ikkanda Warrier, the first Prime Minister of the then independent state of Kochi.

8. Kerala Kalamandalam

Must visit 4.1 /5 View 5+ photos

24 km
from city center
8 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Kerala Kalamandalam, a deemed University of Arts and Culture, is a major centre for learning Indian Performing Arts, especially those that were developed in the Southern states of India, with a special emphasis on Kerala. It is situated in the village of Cheruthuruthy in Chelakkara, Thrissur District on the banks of the Bharathapuzha river. Kerala Kalamandalam has been currently functioning as a grant-in-aid institution under the Cultural Affairs Department, Government of Kerala.

9. Heritage Garden

3.1 /5

22 km
from city center
9 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

This Heritage Garden lying in the heart of the city is famous for housing many rare species of flora. It is a well manicured garden and is quite popular among locals and tourists as a picnic spot.

10. Vilangan Kunnu

3.1 /5

6 km
from city center
10 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Converted into an amusement park, this once-upon-a-time private hillock is famous for its breath taking sun-rise and sun-set views. It draws locals as well as tourists who enjoy climbing its rolling heights for morning exercise.

11. Chavakad Beach

3.1 /5

22 km
from city center
11 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

A sea shore adorned with rare scenic beauty, the Chavakad beach is renowned as being one of the best beaches along the West Coast.

12. Basilica of Our Lady of Dolores

3.2 /5

1 km
from city center
12 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

With murals on its walls and ceilings, this 1875-built Roman Catholic Minor Basilica has the largest church interior in South India. It is adorned with 140 ft long steeple, which is visible from anywhere in the town.

13. Archeological & Art Museum

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
13 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Located in the heart of Thrissur, this Archeological Museum houses a huge and valuable collection of mural and relics from Kerala. Thousands of people throng its exhibits to take a detour into Kerala's rich ancient past.

14. Arattupuzha Temple

3.1 /5

12 km
from city center
14 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Located close to Thrissur city, the popular Arattupuzha temple houses Lord Ayyappa as the presiding deity. Thousands of people throng the temple especially during the annual Arattupuzha Pooram Festival.

15. Chalakkudy river

3.1 /5

48 km
from city center
15 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Chalakkudy River in Thrissur is the Fourth longest river in Kerala. It is also one of Kerala''s rare rivers that have naturally preserved riparian vegetation, i.e., plant habitats and communities along the river margins. This vegetation is famous for its evergreen nature.

16. Shankara Samadhi

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
16 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Surrounded by a breath-taking natural panorama, this Samadhi of Saint Adi Shankaracharya is one of the most famous pilgrim destinations of Hindus in Thrissur.

17. Thiruvambadi Krishna Temple

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
17 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Various folklores and myths are associated with Thiruvambadi Krishna Temple. This ancient temple is thus serves as an important pilgrimage centre. Lord Krishna is the presiding deity at the Thiruvambady Krishna Temple.

18. Thiruvilvamala

3.1 /5

33 km
from city center
18 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Located to the north of Thrissur, Thiruvilvamala village is famous for its Vilwadrinatha temple and many other ancient temples located there.

19. Appan Thampuran Smarakam

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
19 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Now a cultural museum, the Appan Thampuran Smarakam was established in the year 1976 by Sri. Ramavarma Appanthampuran. Situated at Ayyanthole, the place is famous for its amazing collection of journals, magazines and books etc.

20. Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple

3.1 /5

0 km
from city center
20 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple is one of the biggest Bhagavathy temples in Kerala and plays a major role in the Thrissur Pooram. The temple is enshrined with the deity of Goddess Durga and is flocked by devotees throughout the year.

21. Thriprayar Temple

17 km
from city center
21 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Triprayar Sri Rama Temple is an ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Rama and is situated in Triprayar, Thrissur. The prime deity worshipped in the temple is popularly known as Triprayarappan or Triprayar Thevar. The idol of Lord Rama can be seen here holding a conch, a disc, a garland, and a bow with his four arms.

22. Thrissur Pooram

3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
22 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Thrissur is also famously known as “the cultural hub of Kerala”. With Raja Ram Verma taking on the mantle as the ruler of the Kochi kingdom in 1790, Thrissur saw a fresh awakening, as it saw some beautiful architectural changes, administrative ones (what with controlling the aggressive rule of powerful chieftains), and also cultural ones. Thrissur Pooram, the biggest Pooram, was his brainchild, in which people of all castes and backgrounds could participate.

23. Thumboormuzhi Garden

36 km
from city center
23 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Situated in a mystic forest patch, this place is lesser known which makes it a treasure of the Thrissur district. Thumboormuzhi has almost everything to spice up your holidays - the dam, a butterfly garden, hanging bridge, and children's park.

24. Chimmini Dam

31 km
from city center
24 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Also known as Chimmony Dam, it is situated near a village named Echippara in Mukundapuram taluka of the Thrissur district. The reservoir along with the Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary is surrounded by hills of the Southern Western Ghats thereby making the area appear natural and scenic.

25. Snehatheeram Beach

18 km
from city center
25 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

The Snehatheeram Beach situated in Thrissur is one of the most super-scenic beaches present here, and a trip to Thrissur without coming down here is incomplete with the sun, sand and the Arabian Sea all coming together in perfect harmony and descending upon the beach right in the middle of the coastline.

26. Thiruvanchikulam Temple

35 km
from city center
26 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

One of the major Shiva Temples situated in Kerala, the Thiruvanchikulam Mahadeva Temple is more than 2000 years old. The temple is known for the depiction of Lord Shiva who is the presiding deity in the temple in various forms and also for other minor shrines dedicated to other Gods and Goddesses.

27. Peruvanam Temple

10 km
from city center
27 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Located in Peruvanam, Thrissur, the Peruvanam Mahadeva Temple is one of the most famous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Archaeological Survey of India has been protecting the temple since 1982.

28. Punnathur Kotta

22 km
from city center
28 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

With its sprawling 11.5 acres of land which is surrounded by green foliage all around, the exquisite Punnathur Kotta is the best example to depict the reason why Kerala is known as the 'Land of Elephants'. The jumbo elephants are the prime attractions of the place with around 60 of them kept here and taken care of.

29. Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum

8 km
from city center
29 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

The Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Museum is one of its kind showcasing a dioramic representation of the traditional growth that Ayurveda has witnessed over the years and the work that has been put in by the Acharyas towards the evolution of science over the years. It is a perfect place for all the people who have interest in this field of study.

30. St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church

21 km
from city center
30 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Established in 52 AD by St. Thomas and situated in Palayur, St Thomas Church is the oldest one in India and one amongst the seven that were founded by St. Thomas the Apostle.

31. Koodalmanikyam Temple

20 km
from city center
31 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Lush green trees on one side and beautiful temple ponds on the other, the Koodalmanikyam Temple is one of the most famous temples of Kerala which was built before the 15th century. Dedicated to Lord Bharatha, who was the brother of Sree Rama, this temple is an architectural wonder belonging to the ancient world.

32. Kauthuka Park

25 km
from city center
32 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

A place where you can discover your peace, be amazed at human persistence and be thankful for the simple gifts that nature has bestowed upon us including animals, birds, fish, and mankind is the Kauthuka Park.

33. Bible Tower

1 km
from city center
33 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Being the tallest church tower in Asia which can be seen from anywhere in the town, it stands proudly at around 260 feet tower behind two towers with a height of 140 feet each. This structure has also been certified as an earthquake-proof structure by the officials of the Geology Department.

34. Vadakkunnathan Temple

0 km
from city center
34 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

The Vadakkunnathan Temple which is an architectural wonder in wood and stone is one of the oldest temples in the state and stands tall in the heart of Thrissur in the middle of a nine-acre walled patch of green. This temple being centuries old beautifully depicts the rich cultural heritage that Kerala has to offer.

35. Marottichal Waterfalls

17 km
from city center
35 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Home to two beautiful waterfalls namely Olakkayam and Ilanjippara, the serene and exquisite Marottichal Waterfalls is a stunning place. The Olakkayam and Ilanjippara Waterfalls not being explored so much to date have made them one of the finest spots for spending some time alone surrounded by nature.

36. Cheraman Juma Mosque

35 km
from city center
36 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

The first and oldest mosque built on the land of India, the Cheraman Juma Masjid is situated in the Methala village of Kodungallur town of Kerala. It is also the second oldest mosque where Jumu'ah prayers are offered. It has a distinctive feature which differentiates it from the rest of the mosques being that it faces westwards while all the other mosques face towards the east.

37. Nattika Beach

19 km
from city center
37 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Nattika Beach is predominantly a fisher folk beach and was relatively unknown to people. It only became popular after the Malayalam movie Chemeen was shot here. The beach also encourages a lot of adventure sports, backwater cruises, elephant rides, horse rides etc.

38. Vadanapally Beach

18 km
from city center
38 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Vadanappally is a small coastal village in Kerala inhabited by fishermen. The beach adjacent to the village settlement is known as Vadanappally Beach which is lined with coconut palm trees and oral reefs. The beach is also linked to the backwaters.

39. Periyambalam Beach

33 km
from city center
39 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Located on the Chvakkad- Ponnani highway, some 5 kms from Thrissur, Periyambalam Beach is one of the most serene and beautiful beaches in the region. Lined with beautiful plantations and casuarina forests, the beach makes for a perfect day out in the sun.

40. Munakkal Beach

39 km
from city center
40 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Located around 45 kms from Thrissur in Azhikode, Munakkal Beach is the largest beach in the Thrissur district based on the banks of the mighty Arabian Sea. The beach offers sweeping views of the sun, sea and sand.

41. Vadakkechira

0 km
from city center
41 out of 41
places to visit in Thrissur

Vadakkechira is one of the oldest ponds situated in Thrissur, Kerala and was constructed by the ruler Shakthan Thampuran (1751-1805). The pond was originally built to tend to the irrigation and drinking purposes for the people.

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