Built around a hillock on which the Vadakkunathan Temple is located, the name of this majestic city was derived from 'Tiru-Shiva-Peru' that means 'big town of Lord Shiva'. Though the Tippu and Zamorins were the rulers in the past, Sakthan Thampuram was the architect of the modern day Thrissur who converted the place into a commercial centre. The scenic charisma and picturesque views of the beautiful city will surely draw your attention and offer a wonderful lifetime memory to your life.
Earlier the city was named as Trichur and it is believed that the city was founded by Lord Parasurama, who was the 6th avatar of Lord Vishnu. While traveling in and around the city, one may encounter the marks of Perumpadappu Swaroopam, Zamorins of Calicut, British rule and Portuguese invasion. The city is also considered as the hub of cultural, artistic and academic institutions.
Thrissur is a home of various culture centres incorporating the Kerala Kalamandalam, Sahitya Academy and Sangeetha Nataka Academy.
In fact, various cultural and literary organizations that have contributed colossally to the development of literature and arts, and Malayalam language are based in Thrissur.
With plenty of attractions and natural beauty, the city draws a number of travel junkies every year for a memorable vacation. Whether it's the religious and spiritual attractions, advanced creatively built water theme parks or the natural scenic locations, all these wonderful options make a perfect choice for tourists to holiday in Thrissur.
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