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Thrissur

Elephant-Festival, ThrissurThrissur, with its rich history, cultural heritage and archeological wealth is called the cultural capital of kerala. From ancient times, this district has played a significant role in the political history of south india. Many rulers and dynasties beginning with the zamorins of kozhikode, tipu sultan of mysore and europeans including the dutch and the british have had a hand in moulding the destiny of this region. Raja rama varma popularly known as sakthan thampuran was the architect of the present thrissur town.

Area : 3032 sq km Population : 274,225
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Access :
Air : nearest international airport nedumbassery (58 kms from town)

Rail : Thrissur is an important railhead of the southern railways.

Road : thrissur is well connected with almost all the major towns and cities of india.

Places of Interest in Kerala :
Vadakkumnathan temple : One of the oldest temples in the state, the vadakkumnathan temple is a classical example of the kerala style of architecture and has many decorative murals and pieces of art. This is the venue of the world famous pooram festival celebrated annually in april - may. The fireworks at the pooram are a spectacular sight. Non hindus are not allowed entry into the temple.
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Guruvayoor : 29 kms west of thrissur, guruvayoor is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centres of kerala. Its main attraction is the sree krishna temple. This historic temple is shrouded in mystery. According to belief, the temple is the creation of guru, the preceptor of the goods, and vayu, the god of winds. The eastern nada is the main entrance to the shrine. In the chuttambalam (outer enclosure) is the tall 33.5 m high gold plated dwajasthambam (flag post). There is also a 7 m high dipastambham (pillar of lamps), whose thirteen circular receptacles provide a truly gorgeous spectacle when lit. The square sreekovil is the sacred sanctum Sanctorum of the temple, housing the main deity. Within the temple there Are also the images of ganapathy, lord ayyappa.
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Town hall : Thousands of picture gallery where mural paintings from all parts of kerala are on display.

Arattupuzha : This village is known for the annual pooram festival at the temple in april / may. The uniqueness of this festival is the ceremonial processions carrying the images of the deities of 41 neighbouring temples to this village.


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