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Thrissur : Cultural Capital of Kerala

Thrissur is well known as 'cultural Capital of Kerala' Since the place is famed as one of the world famous festival called 'Thrissur Pooram' which is linked with prevailing Pilgrim center called Vadakumnathan Temple and center of top cultural and art communities in Kerala.

The entire city is build around 65 acre hillock called Thekkinkad Maidan at where spectacular event called Thrissur Pooram been conducted every year . Thrissur and surround areas famed with cultural centers Like Kerala Kalamadalam, Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy and few more. Raja Rama Varma commonly known as the Architect of Trissur.

Major attractions in Thrissur are Vadakunnathan Temple, Our Lady of Dolours Basilica, Zoo, Shakthan Thamburan Palace, Thiruvambadi Sri Kirshna Temple. One of the well known waterfalls Athirappalli waterfalls is situated in Chalakudy which is close to Thrissur City. Thrissur Archeological and Art Museum are the major institutions that display the rich cultural heritage of the region. The admission in the museums is free to all. One among the eminent sacred temple of Hindus in Kerala is located in Thrissur district famed as Guruvayoor.

Kerala Kalamandalam is located in Cheruthuruthi in the northern end of Thrissur and it has a prominent role in cultural and art reforms of Kerala.At Kerala Kalamandalam , one can endure training in performing art forms of Kerala or watch traditional art form of Kerala like Kathakali, Kutiyattam, Mohiniyaattam, Nangiarkoothu, Thullal and also in vocal and percussion instruments.

Athirappilly waterfalls present an extravagant visual to visitors. Sparkling cascade of silvery water falls from a height of approximately 80 mts to join the Chalakudy River. The perfect season to Visit Athirapilly Waterfalls is July to September. This place is famous for Forest wildlife in the area includes the Asiatic elephant, tiger, leopard, bison and lion-tailed macaque too.
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