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A well-manicured garden in the heart of the city is simply something that everyone likes, and that is what the Heritage Garden of the city of Thrissur serves as its purpose. It is truly a spot that everyone loves and flocks around. A great picnic spot, the Heritage garden is home to a number of rare species of flora. A greatly famous spot for a number of locals and tourists arriving here at Thrissur, there are a number of fountains to look at, and also many benches where you can hang out with your people.Location: 1.6 km from Thrissur bus stand.Timings:Everyday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM.Entry fees: INR 20 for adults, INR 5 for children, INR 10 for a camera.
A children’s park in the heart of the city named after the first prime minister of India, Nehru Park is one of the best places to visit in Thrissur. Given the love for children that Jawahar Lal Nehru had, the place is fully dedicated and focussed on providing the best kind of enjoyment to the little guests. One can plan an amazing and memorable picnic here, or explore around on foot and come across the beautiful aquarium in the garden.Location: 1.9 km from Thrissur bus stand.Timings: Everyday, 1 PM to 8 PM.Entry fees: None.
An ancient temple of Kerala, the Vadakkunnathan Temple is also the oldest temple of the state dedicated to Lord Shiva. Following the architectural style of Kerala, the temple has monumental towers surrounding it. Talking about the inside of the temple, there are several mural paintings that depict various episodes from the Hindu Epic, Mahabharata. Thekkinkadu Maidan, which surrounds the temple from all sides is where the local festival of Thrissur Pooram is organized every year, granting this place an even more of spiritual importance.Location: 2.4 km from Thrissur bus stand.Timings: Everyday, 3 AM to 8:30 PM.Entry fees: None.
One of the most fascinating and unexplored beaches of the state of Kerala, the Chavakkad Beach is popularly one amongst the most famous Thrissur Tourist places. Perfect for picnickers, honeymooners, and tourists of all sorts, the golden sand of the beach is what at the tracts people from all corners of the country. The place where the beach is, there is a river that meets the sea, making an estuary. One of the best reasons for people to flock here is the colour of the waters, and the sight of fishermen going about their daily life. One can do a lot here, one of which is witnessing the amazing cleanliness of the area.Location: 28.3 km from Thrissur bus stand.Timings: Everyday, 6 AM to 6:30 PM.Entry fees: None.
On the outskirts of the city at a distance of some 60 km, the Athirappilly waterfalls mark one of the best places to visit in Thrissur. Standing 80 ft tall and about 330 ft wide, these falls are the largest in the state of Kerala. The majesty of this place can be understood by the fact that the falls are located on the Chalakudy River, that originates from the highest mountain in India outside of the Himalayas. A perfect place for a group outing, these falls are sometimes called the Niagra of IndiaLocation: 57.8 km from Thrissur bus stand. Timings: Everyday, 8 AM to 6 PM.Entry fees: INR 15 per person.
What started as a reservoir built for irrigation, the Peechi Dam has now become one of the best highlights in the list of Thrissur Tourist Places. Not only does this place provide irrigation water to nearby villages, but also makes up for drinking water provided to the city. Built on the Manali River, you can find the Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary and a number of elephants who come here to drink water. Apart from this, the tourists absolutely love this place and come here to enjoy boating on the reservoir.Location: 22.2 km from Thrissur bus stand.Timings: Everyday, 8 AM to 6:30 PM.Entry fees: None.
The Dolours Basilica, or the Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours (as the full name goes), is a distinct building in the city of Thrissur. You can easily recognize this grand church from its white facade. Smack in the middle of a lush green valley, this basilica is known for narrating quite a number of stories of love and faith. Spread in an area of about 25,000 sq feet, Dolours Basilica is the third tallest church in Asia and the largest church in the country with double storeyed aisles.Location: 1.6 km from Thrissur bus stand.Timings: Everyday, 6:00 AM onwards (mass timings may vary.Entry fees: None.
Shakthan Thampuran Palace
Built after a rather Dutch style architecture, the Shakthan Thampuran Palace is a sight to behold. Finding its name in almost every list of Thrissur tourist places, the Shakthan Thampuran Palace was rebuilt in the place of Vadakkekara Palace in the year 1795 by the then King Ramavarma Thampuram of Cochin.In the year 2005, the palace was converted into a museum that now showcases a number of relics and really old antiques. A favourite one amongst several art admirers, the two-storeyed complex has high roofs, thicker than usual walls, and Italian Marble on the floor, making it a place right out of a traveller’s dream.Location: 2.5 km from Thrissur bus stand.Timings: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM.Entry fees: INR 10 for adults, INR 5 for kids, INR 30 for cameras.
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