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Thrissur- Rich in Culture, Rich in Nature

Introduction of the City

Thrissur is a very famous city located in the center of Kerala. The city is also called ‘Cultural Capital of Kerala’. It is built on the same hillock where Vadakkunnathan Temple is situated. Thrissur is often referred to as ‘The Pooram City’ because of the famous Pooram festival celebrated here. The architectural design of Thrissur is worth special mentioning as it was envisioned by Sakthan Thampuran who was the erstwhile ruler of Cochin.

Actually, Thrissur is built around a vast open space called ‘Thekkinkadu maidanam’ surrounding the Vadakkunnathan temple. Around the maidanam lies the ‘Swaraj Round’. It is a circular ring road with many radial roads starting from it.

The city is cultural nerve of Kerala. It has historically been a center of Hindu scholarship. There are many Hindu temples located in the city. Apart from being the cultural nerve center of Kerala, Thrissur is also a major academic hub. It is home to several educational institutions.

History of Thrissur

History of Thrissur is connected with the Cheras of Sangam age. Cheras ruled over Kerala and made Vanchi Muthur their capital. From 9th to 12th century, the Kulasekharas of Kandanad took over the rule. From the 12th century onwards, Perumpadappu Swarupam ruled over the region. He had his headquarters at Kadanand (Mahodayapuram). Central Kerala was under the control of Perumpadappu Moopil. He was famous as “Kerala Chakravarthi”. In 14th and 15th centuries, the Samoothiri of Kozhikode managed to occupy a large part of Thrissur.

An old harbor named Kondugalloor attracted Europeans towards Prosperous Kerala for trading commodities like spices, coconuts, and fruits. In the 15th century, the Portuguese came here and invaded a large area. But during the 17th century, English and Dutch appeared and challenged the Portuguese with their huge armies. An internal conflict took place and Dutch managed to get their control over Perumpadappu Swarupam and establish their control at Kerala coast.

Haider Ali and Tipu sultan ruled over the northern part of Kerala during the 17th century. Thrissur’s modern history started with the swearing ceremony of Rama Varma Kunhjipilla Thampuran in 1790. He was also known as Sakthan Thampuran that means powerful king Thampuran. The mighty ruler Rama Varma Kunhjipilla Thampuran is legendary as the architect of Thrissur.

Geographical Location of Thrissur

Thrissur is situated in Central Kerala. The city is located at 10.52°N latitude and 76.21°E longitude. The average elevation is 2.83 meters mean sea level. The city is 133 kilometers southwest of Coimbatore, 75 kilometers north-east of Kochi, and 144 kilometers southeast of Kozhikode. Thrissur is located in midlands of Kerala. The city geographically is composed of crystalline schists and Archaean gneisses. The main rivers flowing in the district are the Chalakudy, the Periyar, the Kurumali River, the Ponnani (Bharatha Puzha) and the Karuvannur.

Climate of the City

The maximum temperature of the Thrissur in the summer season is 35oC while the minimum temperature is 22.5o Celsius. The winter season records an average temperature of 26o C. Monsoon receives heavy rainfall. The average precipitation recorded in Thrissur is 3500 mm. The city experiences the season of monsoon from June and remains until September. July is the wettest month.

Demographics, People, and Culture of Thrissur

According to 2011 census, the total population of Thrissur was 3,121,200. The number of males 1,480,763 and the female are 1,640,437 respectively. 9.74% of the total population falls under the age of 0-6 years.

The average literacy rate of the city is 95.08%. Male and female literacy rates are 96.78% and 93.56% respectively.

People of Thrissur represent the traditional South Indian culture. They’re famous for their hosting culture. You can always find them welcoming their guests with a loving pat and heartwarming smile. Different communities like Hindus, Muslims, and Christians etc. all live in peace and harmony in Thrissur. The mother language of Thrissur is Malayalam. People speak Tamil, Hindi, and English also.

Economic Status of Thrissur

Thrissur is a major commercial and financial hub of Kerala. The city is famous for plain gold and rolled gold jewelry production in south India and up to 70% of jewelry of Kerala is manufactured here. 

Infopark- an IT park is home to many IT companies. About 29 companies are working in Thrissur Infopark campus. It has a direct employment potential of 4,000 IT workers with Special Employment Zone benefits upon the completion of the “INDEEVARAM” project.

Transport System in Thrissur

Thrissur is well connected to other cities in neighboring states. The transport system plays a crucial part in it. The locals and tourists are benefited as there are numerous modes of transport available in the city. There is a good connectivity of tourist buses and taxis.

By Road

You can access Thrissur by well-connected road transport system. The city has several bus depots which connect you to other cities. The main Bus Terminal is located in the middle of the city. The well-connected roads will offer you convenient drives to all tourist spots.

By Train

Thrissur Junction is the main railway station in the city. The main railway transport system in the city is operated by Southern Railway Zone. You can reach Thrissur from any part of India. Many express and superfast trains run from here. If you prefer to travel nearby destinations, you can catch local trains.

By Air

You can reach Thrissur easily by air. The city has not any local airport. The nearest airports are Nedumbassery International Airport in Cochin which is located 58 km and Kozhikode (Calicut) airport which is 80 km away from the city.

Distance to Major Towns from Thrissur in Kerala

CityDistanceExpected Time
Guruvayur27 km30 minutes
Palakkad65 km1 hour 30 minutes
Kochi71 km2 hours
Alappuzha130 km3 hours
Kumarakom131 km3 hours
Kottayam135 km3 hours
Kollam229 km5 hours
Varkala254 km6 hours
Trivandrum282 km6 hours 30 minutes

Sports in Thrissur

The people in Thrissur are sports enthusiasts. Football is the most popular sport in Thrissur city. Other popular games are cricket, badminton, basketball, volleyball and tennis. Some of the famous stadiums and grounds in Thrissur are:

  1. Thrissur Municipal Corporation Stadium
  2. Kerala Varma College
  3. Agricultural University Sports Ground

The city also has two indoor stadiums: Thope Stadium and V K N Menon Indoor Stadium and a Sports Authority of India maintained swimming pool with the international facilities.

Famous Markets and Bazaars of Thrissur

Thrissur is heaven for shoppers. The city has several lively markets all across the city. Local handicrafts, brass works, clothes, spices, bell metal-curious, crafted jewelry, silk clothes, sandalwood figures and traditional Keralite crafts are some of the items to buy on your shopping expedition.

Some of the Famous Markets in Thrissur are:

  1. Vatanappilly Kandassankadavu
  2. Tokyo Market
  3. Poovakalathil Textiles Shopping complex
  4. Bismi Supermarket
  5. Margin Free Market
  6. Akkara Gold Supermarket
  7. Pattalam Market
  8. Jaihind Market
  9. Omega Supermarket
  10. Konikkara Supermarket
  11. KK Supermarket

Popular Shopping Malls in the City are:

  1. Sobha City Mall
  2. Selex Mall
  3. VMB Mall
  4. City Centre Shopping Mall
  5. Grand Mall
  6. Hi-LITE Mall
  7. Kenz mall
  8. Mall of Joy
  9. Kalyan Shopping Mall

Places of Tourist Interest in Thrissur

Thrissur is a famous tourist destination in the state of Kerala. The city is adorned with natural beauty and marvelous heritage. Several beautiful temples, architectures, museums, churches, serene beaches are located here.  

The famous tourist attractions are mentioned below:

  1. Vadakkumnnathan Temple
  2. Kerala Sahitya Academy
  3. Lourdes Church
  4. Our Lady of Dolours Basilica Church (Puthen pally)
  5. Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple
  6. Marta Mariam Big Church
  7. Sakthan Palace and Stadium
  8. Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy
  9. Kerala Kalamandalam
  10. Kerala State Museum and Zoo, Thrissur
  11. Kodungallur Cheraman Mosque (India's First Mosque)
  12. Vadanappilly Beach
  13. Peechi Dam
  14. Athirappilly / Vazhachal Waterfalls
  15. Vazhani Dam
  16. Ayyappa Temple / Aarattupuzha Pooram
  17. Silver Storm Amusement Parks
  18. Dream World Water Park
  19. Bible Tower
  20. Chavakkad Beach
  21. Cheppara
  22. Chimmony Dam
  23. Koodalmanikyam Sree Bharatha Temple
  24. Mammiyur Temple
  25. Palayur Church
  26. Poomala Dam
  27. Punnathur Kotta
  28. Snehatheeram Beach
  29. Sree Rama Temple
  30. Vilangankunnu

Hotels in Thrissur

Being one of the favorite tourist destinations in Kerala, thousands of visitors come every year to spend their holidays. There are several star rated and classic hotels located across the city.

List of Top Hotels in Thrissur:

  1. Hotel Peninsula
  2. Hotel Pooram International
  3. Hotel Mangala Towers
  4. Hotel Merlin International
  5. Tamarind KTDC Easy Hotel
  6. Hotel Luciya Palace
  7. Hotel Niya Regency
  8. Hotel Elite International
  9. Hotel Pearl Regency
  10. Hotel Mayura Inn
  11. Hotel Lulu International Convention Center
  12. Hamara Hotels Pvt. Ltd
  13. Dass Continental
  14. Kovilakam Residency
  15. Hotel Cee Pee Towers
  16. Casino Hotel

Medical and Healthcare Facilities in Thrissur

Thrissur offers top class medical and healthcare facilities to the residents and tourists. The city has several supers specialty and multispecialty hospitals. These are:

  1. West Fort Hospital & West Fort Hi-Tech
  2. Al-Iqbal Hospital, Chendrapinni
  3. Amala Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Amalanagar
  4. Ansar Hospital, Perumpilavu
  5. Assisi Mission Hospital, Parapukkara
  6. Aswini Hospital (P) Ltd., Thrissur
  7. Bishop Alappatt Mission Hospital, Irinjalakuda
  8. Chandra Mathy Amma Memorial Hospital, Pullazhi
  9. Craft Institute of Child Health, Kodungallur
  10. Daya General Hospital, Thrissur
  11. Devamatha Hospital, Koratty
  12. Dhanya Mission Hospital, Chalakuday
  13. Dr. Ali's Hospital, Chembuthra
  14. Elite Mission Hospital, Koorkenchery
  15. Divine Medical Centre, Wadakancherry
  16. GEM Hospital, Thrissur
  17. Government  Medical College, Mulankunnathukavu
  18. Gouri Sankar Nursing Home, Kodungallur
  19. Holy Family Hospital, Ollur
  20. Hydrose Memorial Hospital, Eriyad
  21. Irinjalakuda Co-operative Hospital, Irinjalakuda
  22. Ittimani Hospital, Kunnamkulam
  23. IVGM Hospital, Chalakuday
  24. Jubilee Mission Hospital, Thrissur
  25. Karuna Hospital, Vatanappally
  26. KJ Hospital, Kodungallur
  27. Lakshmisudha Hospital, Urakam
  28. Lal Memorial Hospital, Madayikonam
  29. Madona Mission Hospital (P) Ltd., Kalathode
  30. Mala Medical Centre, Mala
  31. Mariya Theresa Hospital, Mala
  32. Medicare Hospital, TKS Puram
  33. MES Thyvalappil Mustafa Hospital, Engandiyur
  34. Metropolitan Hospital, Thrissur
  35. MI Mission Hospital, Kodungallur
  36. Modern Hospital Ltd., Kodungallur
  37. Mother and Child Hospital, Kodakara
  38. Mother Hospital, Olari
  39. Mughal Medical Mission Hospital, Azhikode
  40. Okay Mission Hospital Ltd., Kodungallur
  41. Our Hospital Limited, Irinjalakuda
  42. Peechi Specialists Hospital, Pattikkad
  43. Prasanthi Medical Centre, Chalakudy
  44. Rajah Charitable Medical Trust, Guruvayur
  45. Royal Hospital, Kunnamkulam
  46. San Jose Parish Hospital, Pavarty
  47. Santhi Hospital, Kodakara
  48. SH Hospital, Irinjalakuda
  49. St. James Hospital, Chalakuday
  50. St. Joseph's Hospitals, Varandarapilly
  51. St. Vincent De Paul Hospital, Ollur
  52. Thahani Hospital, Guruvayur
  53. Thrissur Heart Hospital Limited, Thrissur
  54. Trichur Institute of Head and Neck Surgery, Thrissur
  55. Unity Hospital, Kanippayyur

Education Facilities in Thrissur

Thrissur has premium educational institutes that offer world class education. The city is occupied by several CBSE and ICSE board schools. It also has some good colleges that offer professional education.

List of Top CBSE Schools in Thrissur

  1. Gurukulam Public School
  2. Ansar English School
  3. Sreenarayana Vidyaniketan Central
  4. Saraswathy Vidyalayam
  5. Guruvayur Devaswom Eng.medium School
  6. Amrita Vidayalayam
  7. Mes Public School,p.vemballur
  8. National Huda Central School
  9. Grace Central School
  10. Gurusree Public School
  11. Vyasa Vidya Niketan Central School
  12. Saraswathy Vidya Niketan
  13. Madar English School
  14. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidya
  15. Amal English School
  16. Saraswathi Vidyaniketan Cent. School
  17. Crescent Public School
  18. Amrita Vidyalayam
  19. Mahmodiya English School
  20. Arafa English School

List of Top ICSE Schools in Thrissur

  1. Christ Vidyanikethan
  2. Don Bosco Central School
  3. Child Central School
  4. Mary Matha (ICSE) School
  5. Phoenix Public School
  6. S. D. A. Higher Secondary School
  7. Sandeepani Vidyanikethan
  8. Seventh Day Adventist Higher Secondary School
  9. Anne's English Medium School
  10. Catherines School
  11. Francis School
  12. St. Joseph's Public School

List of Top Colleges in Thrissur

  1. AC Kunhumon Haji Memorial ICA College
  2. Academy for Management Studies
  3. Ansar Women's College
  4. Apt College
  5. Carmel College
  6. Chemmanur Academy of Advanced Studies
  7. Christ College
  8. College of Co-Operation, Banking & Management
  9. College of Dairy Science & Technology
  10. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
  11. Don Bosco College
  12. Govt. Fine Arts College
  13. Holy Trinity College Of Management And Technology
  14. KKTM Government  College
  15. Leads Academy for Corporate Excellence
  16. Mar Dionysius College
  17. Maya College of Management & IT
  18. Mother Arts & Science College
  19. Naipunnya Institute of Management & Computer Technology
  20. Panampilly Memorial Government College
  21. Prajyothi Nikethan College
  22. Sacred Heart College for Women
  23. Sakthan Thampuran College of Mathematics & Arts
  24. Saraswathy Arts and Commerce College
  25. Sree Kerala Varma College
  26. Sri C Achutha Menon Govt. College
  27. Sri Vyasa NSS College
  28. St. Aloysius College
  29. St. Joseph College
  30. St. Mary's College
  31. St. Thomas College
  32. Victoria Colleges and Computers

Employment Opportunities in Thrissur

Thrissur is one of the biggest and important cities of Kerala. It offers plentiful of job opportunities in public and private sectors. The presence of some public sector and private sector units create huge demand of manpower.

List of Public Sector Units in Thrissur

  1. Kerala Solvent Extractions Ltd
  2. Kerala State Development Corporation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Ltd
  3. Kerala State Financial Enterprises Ltd
  4. Sideco Mohan Kerala Ltd.
  5. Sitaram Spinning and Weaving Mills
  6. Steel and Industrial Forgings Ltd
  7. The Pharmaceutical Corporation (IM) Kerala Ltd., (Oushadhi)
  8. Kerala Feeds Limited

List of Private Sector Units in Thrissur

  1. Nuvento
  2. QBurst
  3. Feathersoft Info Pvt. Ltd
  4. Glitz IT Solutions
  5. EXAR Software Research
  6. IGOOZ
  7. Abbys
  8. Storybox
  9. GreenEd
  10. SandsLab
  11. Squad Technologies
  12. Braddock Infotech
  13. Strands Energy
  14. FineLab Web Services- A Division of WBpro LLC
  15. Cent Technologies
  16. Infoprism Solutions
  17. Webandcrafts
  18. Pepperpot Systems & Solutions Pvt. Ltd

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