People visit Trichur due to its beauty. The name of this town, often called
the cultural capital of Kerala, derives from 'Tiru- Shiva Perur' or the town
with the name of Lord Shiva. Appropriately enough, the town is built around
a hillock atop which is its most prominent feature, the Vadakkumnathan
Kshetram or temple which has Shiva as its presiding deity. Adi
Sankaraacharya is supposed to have spent his last days in this temple.
with its rich history, cultural heritage and archeological wealth is the
cultural capital of Kerala. Trichur is famed for and wide for its pooram
festival. This festival district has witnessed many rulers and dynasties
starting with the Zamorins, Tipu Sultan to the Dutch and the British. A
cultural center, the Kerala Kalamandalam, the Kerala Sahitya Academy and
Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy are located here. The most colourful temple
festival of Kerala, Thrissur Pooram attracts large masses of devotees and
spectators from all parts of the State and even outside.
Anakkayam is famous for its lake with cool and placid waters. The place got
its name from a herd of elephants which used to visit the place quite often
and the legend goes that the place got its name because some elephants had
been drowned in this lake. The place is breathtakingly beautiful with its
rushing waters, chiseled rocks and silent streams.
the zoo compound is the small Art Museum which has a good collection of wood
carvings metal sculptures, Kathakali figures, and ancient jewellery. There
is also a wonderful collection of traditional Kerala lamps.
and Vazhachal Waterfalls
East of Chalakudy, near the entrance to the Sholayar forest ranges, are the
beautiful waterfalls of Athirapally and Vazhachal, 5 km apart. These
waterfalls are a place of scenic beauty , and is of 80 feet high.