Basic information

Head quarters

3032 sq km

Hindu, Muslim, Christian


Population Density
981 persons/sq km


Came into existence
July 1, 1949

Thrissur, Mukundapuram, Kodungallur, Chavakad and Thalapilly

Revenue Division

Tourist attractions
Thrissur Pooram, Guruvayur, Kodungallore, Athirappally, Silver storm theme park etc

5 m above sea level

Telephone code

thrissur Thrissur is a revenue district of Kerala and is very famous for its pilgrim centers. It is the cultural capital of Kerala and is popularly called as ‘The Land of Poorams’. The name Thrissur is derived from the Malayalam word ‘Thiru-Shiva-Perur’ which means ‘the land with the name of Lord Shiva’. Earlier Thrissur was also called as ‘Vrishabhadrapuram’ and ‘Then Kailasam’. Long back Thrissur was part of the Chera dynasty. Thrissur is surrounded by Palakkad district and Tamil Nadu state in the east, Idukki district in South east, Ernakulam district in the South, Arabian Sea in the West and Palakkad and Malappuram district in the north.

The land area can be classified as highlands, plains and sea board. Some of the major rivers that flow through Thrissur include Periyar, Chalakudi River, Karuvannur, Kurumali River and Bharathapuzha. The famous waterfall here is the Athirapally waterfalls which attracts a huge crowd.

Thrissur is called as the cultural capital of Kerala because of its rich history, cultural heritage and archaeological wealth. Cultural centers such as Kerala Kalamandalam, the Kerala Sahitya Academy, the Kerala Lalitakala Academy and the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academy are located in Thrissur. There are any educational institutions which includes schools, Arts and Science colleges, Engineering colleges and Medical college.

The main religious community found here includes Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Thrissur Pooram is a very famous festival conducted here and is a spectacular and colorful sight. Some of the main temples in Thrissur are the Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple, Vadakkumnatha temple, Thriprayar Temple, Kodungallur Bhagavathi Temple, Bharatha temple at Irinjalakkuda etc. All these temples are very famous and devotees from all over come to these temples to pray and also during festivals. The main churches here are New Church, St.Thomas Church, etc and the mosques include Cheraman Juma Masjid.

Thrissur is famous for the looms and the textile industry. Some other industries that provide employment opportunities to the people include the coir industry and tile industry. It was in Thrissur that the first saw mill was erected. Thrissur is considered as a bustling industrial center and some other industries carried out here include pharmaceuticals, printing, match stick industry etc.

Thrissur is a major tourist attraction and some of the main attractions here include Athirapally waterfalls, Vazhachal, Chimmini dam, Temples, Elephant sanctuary etc. Besides there are 2 main water theme parks here namely Dream World Park and Silver Storm.

How to get there

Tourism plays an important role in providing share to the economy. There are several tourism packages…
Ph : 123456

Tourism plays an important role in providing share to the economy. There are several tourism packages…
Ph : 123456

Tourism plays an important role in providing share to the economy. There are several tourism packages…
Ph : 123456