Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur

Thrissur pooram was orchestrated by the ruler of Cochin, Sakthan Thampuran or Raja Rama Varma, in 1798. 

Thrissur pooram is held by the Thrissur Vadakkumnadhan Temple at the
Thekkinkadu Maidan, the hillock in which the temple is situated.  It is
celebrated every year in the month of Medam (mid-April to mid-may) as
per the malayalam calender.

This temple is one of the famous spots dedicated to Lord Shiva. One of the largest temples in Kerala. Adi Sankara is supposed to have spent his last days here. It is built in the classic example of the Kerala style of architecture. The shrines and the Koothambalam(theatre) display exquisite vignettes carved in wood. Legend says that this temple was built by Parasurama. Famous for its April/May Pooram Festival, which includes colourful and magnificent processions, brightly decorated elephants, fireworks.

UNESCO adjudged Thrissur Pooram as ‘the most spectacular festival event on the planet’.

There are 3 main bus stations in Thrissur – the Central Bus Station, Sakthan Thampuran Bus Station and North Bus Station. Thrissur Central Bus Station is operated by Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC). Buses services to Palakkad, Malappuram , Kozhikode, Kannur, and Kasargod are available here . Chennai, Salem, Coimbatore and Bangalore buses are also available from Thrissur bus station.
Nearest Airport: Nedumbassery, 58 kms away
Railway Station:
Nearest Railway Station: Thrissur

Tourist Place to Visit in Thrissur District, Kerala