Major Tourist Attractions in Thrissur Kerala

Below is the list of major tourist places to visit in Thrissur, Kerala. The tourist attractions in Thrissur include cultural centers, palaces, age-old monuments, museums, zoos, natural picnic spots, water theme parks, amusements parks, and pilgrim centers of all religions. Check out some of the must see tourist Attractions in Trichur, Kerala.

Kerala State Museum at Thrissur

Kerala State Museum is located at Town Hall Road in Chembukavu, 2 km from Thrissur Railway Station, Kerala. The museum was established in 1885 and is spread over an area of 5.5 hectors of land. Kerala State Museum complex houses an Art Section with a collection of sculptures, religious idols, Kathakali figures, traditional jewellery of the state and traditional lamps. There is also a Natural History Museum which displays a collection of different animals. The Zoological and Botanical Garden are located in this compound. It is open all days at 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM except Mondays.

Thrissur Zoo

Thrissur Zoo, which lies adjacent to the Thrissur Art Museum, is famous for its collection of snakes such as King Cobras, Kraits, Pythons, Vipers and Rat Snakes. Besides, tigers, lions, tailed macaque, sloth bear and various species of deer and many birds are seen here. Visitor timings are from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, except on Mondays.

Shakthan Thampuran Palace

Located near the Vadakkumnathan Temple, Shakthan Thampuran Palace is 2 km from Thrissur Railway Station in Kerala. The palace features various interesting and outstanding attributes of the former rulers of Cochin. Also known as ‘Thoppu’, Sakthan Thampuran Palace narrates the history of Thrissur which was the old capital of Kochi Kingdom. A two storey building, the palace is built in the traditional ‘Naalukkettu’ style with high roofs, thick walls and Italian marbled floors. A serpent grove, which is meant for worship of serpents, is also present here. The museum housed in the Sakthan Thampuran Palace features different galleries such as Bronze gallery, Sculpture gallery, Epigraphy gallery, gallery for Household Utensils, Numismatics gallery, History gallery and Megalithic gallery is another attraction here. At the north-eastern part of the palace is an archaeological garden.

Thrissur Town Hall - Art Gallery

Thrissur Town Hall houses the picture Gallery where mural paintings from all parts of Kerala are on display. This art gallery is also known as ‘Chitralayam’.

Dream World Water Theme Park

Dreamworld Water Theme Park is located 5 km from Vazhachal and 24 km from Athirappally Waterfalls. The amusement park’s location near the waterfalls of Athirappally and Vazhachal, make Dream World Water Theme Park one of the favourite destination for local and international tourists. The park is well-known for its thrilling Water Amusement Rides and Dry Amusement Rides and is designed to cater to the needs of tourists of all age group.


Oorakam, located 12 km south of Thrissur town, is famous for two temples – Peruvanam Temple and Ammathiruvady Temple. It lies in the middle of Irinjalakuda and Trichur.

Vilangan Kunnu

Vilangan Kunnu or Vilangan Hill is a beautiful hillock, located 5 km from Thrissur, Kerala. It can be reached by traveling 5 km on Thrissur - Kunnamkulam road. A popular picnic spot and recreation center, Vilangan Kunnu gives a panoramic view of the whole city from the top. A specially designed park with amusement rides to entertain children. Visitors are allowed from 07.00 AM to 07.00 PM.

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