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Trichur City GuideTrichur 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:

Vadakkumnathan Temple:
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.

Town hall:
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.