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Tourist places in Thrissur District
ico VAZHANI DAM
 
Vazhani, one of the biggest clay dams in Kerala with a length of 792.48 metres, is situated 23 km from Thrissur. This water is used mainly for irrigation and drinking purposes. This project in Thrissur district envisages construction of an earth dam built across the Vadakkancherry puzha, The project was completed during the year 1962. Vazhani dam and its garden is a splendid spectacular view. It is one of the tourist attraction of Thrissur district.
 
ico ATHIRAPILLY, VAZHACHAL
 
The scenic beauty of Athirapilly waterfalls presents a spectacular visual extravagance to visitors. A very popular picnic spot, Athirapilly is located close to Chalakudy in Kerala. The falls are located amidst dense forests and the entire region looks 'picture-perfect' in every way. Athirapilly-Vazhachal waterfalls are situated on the edge Sholayar forest ranges, just 5 kms apart.This sparkling cascade of silvery water, falls from a height of approximately 80 mts to join the Chalakudy river below.
 
ico POOMALA DAM
 
Poomala is one of the popular tourist hill stations in India. This place situated in a calm and serene atmosphere and from the top of the hill we can view Thrissur town. There is a dam in Poomala named Poomala dam, for irrigation purpose. This is one of the oldest dams and has a mud and stone construction. people can reach here From Thrissur town by traveling 7 km to Thirur Town and then take right turn at Waylord to Poomala Hills. Poomala dam is situated about 15 km from Thrissur town.
 
ico PUNNATHUR KOTTA
 
This is the Elephant park near Sree Krishna Temple at Guruvayoor, 34km from Thrissur. Punnathurkotta was once the palace of a local ruler, but the palace grounds are now used to house the elephants belonging to the Guruvayoor temple, and has been renamed Anakkotta (meaning 'Elephant Fort'). There are currently 86 elephants housed there. The elephants are ritual offerings made by the devotees of Lord Guruvayurappa.
 
ico SAKTHAN THAMPURAN PALACE
 
Thrissur town is well known for its historical interest Shaktharan Thampuran Palace is one of the historic, cultural, architectural important palace of the erstwhile Mahraja of Cochin has been converted into a heritage museum. This palace is a blend of traditional Kerala and Dutch architectural style. Formerly this palace was known as Vadakkechira Kovilakam The palace spread over six acres, This palace is named after King Rama Varma Shakthan Thampuran, who is the founder of Thrissur town; there are three tombs including the tomb of Shakthan Thampuran. A flagpole dating back to 1827, and a royal insignia of two elephants, a conch and a lamp in the porch herald a welcome. the palace has several well-preserved materials and galleries relating to the erstwhile rulers of Kochi. There is snake temple inside the complex. This museum has the largest collection of excavated megalithic material in Kerala. You will also find very good ancient coins. In addition, the galleries depict the treasury, royal bedroom, and the royal kitchen utensils, besides displays of bronzes, weapons, and stamps. Shaktharan Thampuran Palace is now conserved by Archaeological Department. One of the major Established a Botanical Garden near the Sakthan Thampuran Palace. There is also a medicinal plants garden with an indigenous and exotic collection of plants.
 
ico VILANGANKUNNU
 
Vilangankunnu is a situated in 7 km away from Thrissur. This hillock has been converted by the Tourism Department as an amusement park. This is a beautiful hill which is a good picnic spot. The Children's Park on this beautiful hillside picnic spot offers amusement rides, where children can relax and play. While grown ups relish the scenic beauty of Thrissur town and kol wetlands of Thrissur from the hilltop. Many people came here to enjoy the beauty of sunset. The breeze of Vilangankunnu that pass through heart make us cool, and bring us to the world of natural beauty. The Tourism Department as well as State Medicinal Plants Board, Thrissur joins hands to make the hill more greenish, so in future Vilangankunnu become a notable tourist place in Thrissur. Passengers can reach here by traveling 5 km on Thrissur-Kunnamkulam road. It remains open from 07.00 am until 07.00 pm.
 
ico VADANAPILLY BEACH
 
Vadanappally, one of the good beaches in Kerala, is situated on the coastal belt of Thrissur District, about 20 km away from Thrissur town. It is an enchanting strip of golden sand laced with the rich greenery of coconut palms. Today, this calm and pleasant beach is a dreamy destination for tourists all over the world.
 
ico KERALA KALAMANDALAM
 
Kerala Kalamandalam, the cultural repository of Kerala, founded in 1927, by the famous poet Vallathol Narayana Menon to revive the art and dance form of Kerala, which was heralded as Kerala's first institution to provide training in classical performing arts. The introduction of Kalamandalam gave rebirth to the two classical forms of dancing, Mohiniyattam, and Kathakali, which were slowly loosing importance. It is situated 32 km from Thrissur, on the banks of Bharathapuzha river in Cheruthuruthy. The Institution also offers training in other traditional dance forms of Kerala like, Koodiyattam and Ottam Thullal and other arts form like music, drama, and other dance forms. Many internationally recognized artists in classing dancing have been trained here and the kalamandalam has contributed greatly in imparting dance training for over the past 78 years. August to March are the most favorable months for visiting Cheruthuruthy. The nearest cities are Thrissur, which is located at a distance of 32 kilometers from Cheruthuruthy, Guruvayur, located 29 kilometers away and Cochin which is located around 90 kilometers from this place.
 
ico ILANJIPPARA (MANDAMANGALAM-MAROTTICHAL) WATERFALL
 
Marottichal is 15 Kms away from Thrissur Town, Kerala. A beautiful place which is still unexplored by eco-tourism. A place for trecking through forest and two waterfalls are the main attractions, Olakkayam and Ilanjippara. There is not even a sign board other than a small board fixed by forest department. So identifying the entrance of Marottichal Kuthu is bit hard. Two wheelers and other vehicles have to park on road side.
 
ico CHIMMONY DAM
 
Chimmony Dam, 42km from Thrissur is located in Echippara village, Varantharappily town. Established in 1984, the sanctuary with an area of about 100 km² is on the Western slopes of the Nelliyampathi hills .This is the area of wild life sanctuary, makes for a wide variety of flora still. All major species of fauna of peninsular India are well represented in the sanctuary. and can find deer, elephants, wolves, etc. The sanctuary also offers trekking paths for the adventure traveller. However, due to years of human interference, the fauna is sparse. This project in Thrissur district envisages construction of a Dam at Echippara across Chimoni river, a tributary of Karuvannur river. No canal system has been constructed in this project. The speciality of this project is that the water impounded in the reservoir will be made available to the Kole land fields through the river and existing canal system by means of regulator at Manjankuzhi, Kottamkadalavu and Illickal. The Kole land in Thrissur is famous for its Unique system of cultivation. By this project it is proposed to raise two crops from the command of 13000 Ha (Net). It is also proposed to generate power of 2.5 mw. The water released from this project will be utilized for the drinking water supply system also. This project was fully commissioned and dedicated to the nation in 1996.
 
ico CHEPPARA
 
Cheppra is a beautiful place, just 1 hour drive from Thrisssur town. It is not marked as a tourist place yet but lot of people came to enjoy the scenic beauty of Cheppara. As the word 'para' means cheppara is a giant rock, covers an area of almost one kilometer. Here the wind blows strongly, fears that it may carry us in air. It is very nice to watch sun setting from Cheppara. The main attraction of Cheppara is its length, about 500 m. People can reach here by traveling 20 km from thrissur town. Route is Thrissur-Athani-Poomala-Cheppara.
 
ico NEHRU PARK
 
Nehru Park, Thrissur, is a children's park named after first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru and is owned by Thrissur Municipal Corporation in Thrissur City of Kerala, India. The park also have aquarium (open 1500 - 2000 hours).
 
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