Ever reached a point in your life, where you wanted to leave all your work and busy schedules and keep the dullard things aside and go on an extended vacation. Where routines didn’t matter, and bosses would not be there to nag you. If this thought has ever crossed your mind, then the best place you could escape off to should most likely be Kerala. Kerala is also known as “God’s own country”, has lots of peaceful and exotic cities that you could visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. One of these places being Thrissur. Located in Central Kerala, Thrissur is the third-largest urban agglomeration, known as the “cultural capital of Kerala” because of cultural, spiritual and religious leanings. Here are the top things to do in Thrissur:
You can rent a car in Thrissur with an experienced driver who will surely take you to the ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva in the city of Thrissur called the Vadakkunnathan Temple. This temple is a classic example of the architectural style of Kerala and monumental towers on all four sides and a kuttambalam. It has also been declared as a National Monument of India along with the mural paintings. A visit to this place can enrich and enhance your spiritual beliefs.
Shakthan Thampuran Palace
If you are interested and keen to know about the city’s history, you can always avail a reliable Thrissur taxi service that can take you to the Vadakkekara Palace as it’s also known. It was reconstructed in the Kerala-Dutch style in 1795 and since then has been preserved by the Archaeological Department. It was the year 2005 when this palace was renovated and transformed into a beautiful museum. Visiting old architectures is always a different experience altogether. Therefore a visit to this place is a must.
Getting away from busy city life does call for a visit to explore nature and its beauty. The Thrissur Zoo or State Museum & Zoo, Thrissur is home to a wide range of animals, reptiles, and birds. Its compound includes a natural history museum and an art museum that showcases the social and cultural heritage of the region. You are sure to enjoy the wildlife experience and know more about the history of the city that you wished to visit by taking time out of your busy schedule.
The Bible Tower, being the tallest church tower in India and Asia was inaugurated in 2007. In the tower loads of depictions are shown such as the childhood of Christ and the sufferings of Jesus Christ, through wood carvings and oil paints. This is a must-visit while on vacation in Thrissur as it’s such an iconic tower and symbolises Thrissur’s faith and religious beliefs.
Mural Art Museum
This is the only museum in Kerala dedicated to mural arts. It was started in 1938 and houses a gallery of murals and preserves a rare treasure, temple models, manuscripts written on palm leaves, life-size statues and stone-age tools and many more historic attractions that will fascinate you. Some might think museums are boring and lifeless. However, a museum this old has a different experience in itself. You are sure to leave this place with loads of astonishing facts.
This river is westward flowing and originates from Killannoor Hills. It is surrounded by vegetation, and a boat ride down this river can fill you with positive and encouraging thoughts. Just a breath of fresh air around this river will refresh your mind and cleanse your soul. If you’re lucky, you might even get a glimpse of exotic birds and fishes that only originate there. This river is must visit when in Thrissur.
This is a children’s park, named after the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. This park also has an aquarium. This park may not cater to teenagers or young adults or parents. However, it does help to get out the child in you that has been suppressed and buried deep down, under all the stress and hardships of adult life. You can reminisce about all your childhood memories and forget about all the worries in life while you enjoy your time, walking around, recalling moments as kids and visiting the aquarium.
Overall, these are just a few, famous places Thrissur is known for. There are still many more markets, temples, festivals, churches, museums, parks and diners that you would like to visit when in Thrissur. Rent a car in Thrissur with an experienced driver who will take into the most infamous corners of Thrissur, but those will be the most memorable experiences. Take a break from your busy life, visit a beautiful city. It is calling for you.