Thrissur is situated in south western India 10.52° N 76.21° E and is in the central part of Kerala state, India. Thrissur is at sea level and spans an area of about 66.15 km². The center of the city is the Vadakkumnathan temple located on a small hillock. Thrissur Round (Swaraj Round) is one of the largest roundabouts in the world.
The city enjoys a tropical climate, the monsoons start in June. The months of April-May can get pretty humid which is also one of the best times to visit the city for the famed Thrissur Pooram. The best Thrissur weather
is from October to February.
The city of Thrissur is associated with rich history, cultural heritage and archaeological wealth. The Thrissur district is centrally located in the state of Kerala where the main attraction is the Pooram Festival. The culture capital offers many places of tourist interest.
The Vadakkunnathan Temple is not just a place of worship: it has been a storehouse of culture and heritage unique in Kerala history. Vadakku does not represent north and it is the corruption of the word “Edvam” or “Sacred Bull”. Kunnu is the Malayalam word for a hillock. The exquisite murals on the shrine narrate the story of the epic Mahabharatha. The decorative wall paintings and carvings alone are worth a visit.
The archaeological museum is situated beside the Town Hall Road. Several relics and heirlooms of archaeological importance are kept here. The art museum in a separate building in the Zoo compound is a treat for the connoisseur of art. Good collections of woodcarvings, metal sculptures and ancient jewelry are preserved here.
The Puthan Palli is one of the tallest churches in Asia and is known for it Gothic model of architecture.