Trichur with its rich history, cultural heritage and archeological wealth is the cultural capital of the state of Kerala. From ancient times, this district has been playing a unparelled and a diverse role in the political, cultural and architectural history of south India. Trichur famed for its pooram festival celebrates and enjoy the festival. This cultural capital of Kerala has witnessed many rulers, cultures and dynasties starting with the Zamorins, Tipu Sultan to the Dutch and the British. A cultural center indeed Trichur has also been graced with Kerala Kalamandalam, the Kerala Sahitya Academy and Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy with all of these being the best cultural centres onf Kerala.
Places of Tourist Interests:
One of the oldest temples in the state, the Vadakkumnathan temple
is a classical example of the kerala style of architecture and many
decorative murals and pieces of art grace this place with there
presence. This is the venue of the world famous pooram festival
celebrated annually in April and May. The fireworks at the pooram
are a spectacular sight although Non hindus are not allowed entry
into the temple this temple still is one of the best architectural
wonder of the city.
Thousands of picture gallery where mural paintings from all parts
of kerala are on display.
This village is known for the annual pooram festival at the temple
in april / may. The uniqueness of this festival is the ceremonial
processions carrying the images of the deities of 41 neighbouring
temples to this village.
29 kms west of Trichur, guruvayoor is one of the most sacred and
important pilgrim centres of kerala. Guruvayoor main attraction is
the Sree Krishna temple. This historic temple is shrouded with
mystery. According to belief, this temple is the creation of guru or
the teacher, the preceptor of the goods, and vayu (wind), the god of
winds. The eastern nada is the main entrance to the shrine. In the
chuttambalam (outer enclosure) is the tall 33.5 m high gold plated
dwajasthambam (flag post). There is also a 7 m high dipastambham
(pillar of lamps), whose thirteen circular receptacles provide a
truly gorgeous spectacle when lit. The square sreekovil is the
sacred sanctum Sanctorum of the temple, housing the main deity.
Within the temple there Are also the images of ganapathy (Elephant
God), lord ayyappa.