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Marth Mariam Big Church

In 1796 A D., the Sakthan Thampuran, King of erstwhile Cochin State (now part of Kerala) brought 52 Christian families to Thrissur from the neighbourhood with a view to develop Thrissur as a center of trade and commerce.  The Marth Mariam Church was constructed in 1814 for the worship of those Christian families.

Our Lady of Dolours Basilica Church  (Puthan Pally)

The Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours, one of the biggest and tallest churches in India, is centrally situated at Thrissur. Spread over an area of 25000 sq ft, this church was constructed in 1940 with the blessings of Maharaja of Cochin, His Excellency Rama Varma.

Lourdes Church 

Thrissur has a number of churches and the Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral is the most famous amongst them. The building of this church is impressive and worth visiting. The large and impressive Lourdes Church has an interesting underground shrine.

Vadakkunathan Temple

Vadakkunnathan Temple at Thrissur also known as Rishabhari or Thenkailasam (the Kailash of the south) is one of the ancient and most prominent Shiva kshetram's (temples) of Kerala.


Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple 

Guruvayoor is one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in South India. It is well connected by rail and road to Thrissur and hence to the rest of the country. Guruvayoor enshrines the youthful form of Krishna.


Kerala Sahitya Academy

The Kerala Sahitya Academy is an autonomous institution established for the promotion and development of Malayalam language and literature. The Academy was registered according to the Tiruvitamkur-Kochi Societies Registration Act of 1955 and is functioning with grant given by the Government of Kerala.


Kerala Lalitha Kala Academy

This was established in 1962, the aim of the Academy is to promote the sculpture, painting and visual arts.


Sakthan Palace & Stadium 

This palace named as Vadakkekara Palace, was reconstructed in Kerala-Dutch style in 1795 by Shri. Ramavarma Thampuran of the erstwhile Princely State of Cochin, well known as Sakthan Thampuran, and is preserved by Archaeological Department.

Kerala Kalamandalam 

Kerala Kalamandalam is the premier Center of excellence in Indian Performing Arts emphasizing especially on the traditions that developed in the State of Kerala, in the south west coast of India.


Kerala State Museum and Zoo, Thrissur

Started functioning in 1885. Spread over in 5.5 hectors of land in Thrissur town. There are Zoological Garden, Botanical Garden, Art Museum and Natural History Museum in this compound. The Zoo has 315 animals in 46 species.

Kodungallur Cheraman Mosque (India's First Mosque)  

This is the first Mosque in India situated in Methala, Kodungallur, hardly 20 kms from the Irinjalakkuda railway station.


Vadanappilly Beach

Thrissur has some of the finest beaches of India. Thrissur coast is lined with sandy beaches, rocky promontories and coconut palms. A coast unrivalled in sheer scenic beauty. Those who seek peace and sun, these tranquil, secluded, palm-fringed beaches are the right options. Whereas, Vadanappilly is a virgin beach which is just beginning to catch up. So natural and fascinating.

Peechi Dam

Peechi Dam, 23km from Thrissur is an irrigation project site which offers boating facilities at the reservoir. If you are lucky, you might even spot a wild tusker or two on the forested banks, which form part of the 125 sq. km Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary.

Athirappilly / Vazhachal Waterfalls

Athirapally is 63 km and Vazhachal 68 km from Thrissur. East of Chalakudy, near the entrance of the Sholayar forest ranges are the beautiful waterfalls of Athirapally and Vazhachal, 5 kms apart. Athirappally and Vazhachal, the two scenic and popular waterfalls on the edge of the Sholayar forest ranges are just 5 km apart. Both the waterfalls, their cool, misty waters cascading down in the backdrop of thick green forest and rocky terrain, are a scintillating experience to visitors.

Vazhani Dam

The catchments of the Peechi-Vazhani dam, the sanctuary is known for the ecological sensitiveness of the Elenjikuthu waterfalls, and wild animals. The sanctuary is part of the Palapilli - Nelliyampathy forests. Boating, bird watching and trekking are permitted.


Jubilee Mission Medical College

Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute Thrissur, a charitable organization under the Archdiocese of Thrissur established in the year 1952. The hospital registered under the charitable Organization Welfare Act had a steady growth ever since it was established. 


Govt. Medical College

Situated 14 km from Thrissur town , this college nestles itself among the greenery of M.G. Kavu. The sprawling new building looms large and majestic in sharp contrast to the wilderness around.



Amala Medical College

Amala Cancer Hospital and Research Centre was established in 1978 as a non-profit, charitable institution aimed at treatment and management of Cancer in Central Kerala, India.

Kerala Agricultural University

The Kerala Agricultural University came into existence on 24 February 1971. The university has 10 constituent colleges, six Regional Agricultural Research Stations, 26 Research Stations, three Centres of Advanced Studies, the Central Training Institute, the Communication Centre, and five Krishi Vigyan Kendras.

Veterinary College

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy came into existence in 1955 as Government Veterinary College; later renamed as Kerala Veterinary College and Research Institute.


Govt. Engineering College

Government Engineering College (GEC), Thrissur, is one of the premier engineering institutes in the country. It was founded in 1958, the foundation stone being laid by Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru making it one of the oldest engineering college in Kerala.




IES College of Engineering

IES College of Engineering has become one of the hi-tech engineering college in the country within its short span of operation and this had been made possible by its parent society. Ideal Education Society (IES).


Vidya Academy of Science and Technology

Started in the academic year 2003-2004, VAST is ideally located in the sylvan surroundings of a 30 acre plot half-way between the temple town of Guruvayoor and Thrissur, the esteemed aesthetic centre of Kerala.


Jyothi Engineering College

Jyothi Engineering College incorporates top class infrastructure with two lakh Sq. Feet of build up area. The Campus contains various facilities like the mens and ladies hostel, an extension counter of the Federal Bank, a co-operative store to cater the needs of the students a canteen and a gymnasium.

MET's School of Engineering

MET's School of Engineering has achieved, within a short span of one year, a credible space among the self-financing engineering colleges of Kerala. Accredited to all India Council for Technical Education, Delhi and affiliated to the University of Calicut, MET's is a premier engineering college.

Vimala College

The Vimala College is a Christian College under the C.M.C., Thrissur and belongs to the Nirmala Province of the C.M.C. in the Roman Catholic Church. Inside the college we have a staff council consisting of the Principal, Vice principal, heads of the departments and staff Secretaries.

Sree Kerala Varma College

Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur is now in its post-golden jubilee period. The college was started on the eve of Indian Independence on August 11th 1947 Its first affiliation was as a college in Madras University in 1972 it celebrated its Silver 1997.


St.Thomas College

This college is located in the temple town of Thrissur, Kerala State, Republic of India. Founded by a priest(Fr.Medleycott) in the early 20th Century this college played a very important role in the development of Kerala.



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