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Top Choice South Indian in Thrissur (Trichur)

Hotel Bharath

The air-conditioned and spotless Bharath is regarded by most locals as the best veg restaurant in town and the place for a lunchtime thali meal, Keralan breakfast or spicy curry.
Museum in Thrissur (Trichur)

Archaeology Museum

The refurbished Archaeology Museum is housed in the wonderful 200-year-old Sakthan Thampuran Palace. Its mix of artefacts includes 12th-century Keralan bronze sculptures and giant earthenware pots, weaponry, coins a…
Multicuisine in Thrissur (Trichur)

Navaratna Restaurant

Cool, dark and intimate, this is one of the classier dining experiences in the town centre, with seating on raised platforms. Downstairs is veg and upstairs is nonveg, with lots of North Indian specialities, Chinese…
Hindu Temple in Thrissur (Trichur)

Vadakkunathan Kshetram Temple

Finished in classic Keralan architecture and one of the oldest Hindu temples in the state, Vadakkunathan Kshetram Temple crowns the hill at the epicentre of Thrissur. Only Hindus are allowed inside, though the mound…
Indian in Thrissur (Trichur)

India Gate

In the Kalliath Royal Square building, this pure-veg place has a vintage feel and an extraordinary range of dosas, including jam, cheese and cashew versions. In the same complex is a Chinese restaurant (China Gate) …
Religious in Thrissur (Trichur)

Thypooya Maholsavam

This festival stars a procession of kavadiyattam (a form of ritualistic dance), in which dancers carry tall, ornate structures called kavadis.
Religious in Thrissur (Trichur)

Thrissur Pooram

The most colourful and largest of Kerala’s temple festivals, with huge processions of caparisoned elephants. Held at the Vadakkunathan Kshetram Temple.
Indian in Thrissur (Trichur)

Pathans Restaurant

This easygoing place opens early for a cheap breakfast and is popular with families for lunch (thalis ₹60).
Religious in Thrissur (Trichur)

Uthralikavu Pooram

The climactic day of this event sees 20 elephants circling the Uthralikavu Temple shrine.
Church in Thrissur (Trichur)

Chaldean (Nestorian) Church

This church is unique in its complete lack of pictorial representations of Jesus.