Top things to do in Thrissur (Trichur)

Top Choice South Indian in Thrissur (Trichur)

Hotel Bharath

Spotless, air-conditioned Bharath is widely regarded as the best veg restaurant in town and the place for a lunchtime thali (₹86 to ₹165), a Keralan breakfast or a spicy curry.
Museum in Thrissur (Trichur)

Archaeology Museum

The refurbished Archaeology Museum is housed in the wonderful 200-year-old Sakthan Thampuran Palace, built in Keralan-Dutch style. Its mix of artefacts includes 12th-century Keralan bronze sculptures and giant earth…
International in Thrissur (Trichur)

Corniche Resto

Indian flavours infuse the global-inspired menu at this fashionable hang-out furnished with cosy booths, suspended lamps and coffee paraphernalia. Spicy-pumpkin pastas and paneer-masala wraps meet chicken-tikka burg…
Multicuisine in Thrissur (Trichur)

Navaratna Restaurant

Dark, intimate and air-con-cooled, this is one of the classier dining experiences in the city centre, with marble-effect floors and seating at check-cloth tables on raised platforms. Downstairs is veg and upstairs i…
Hindu Temple in Thrissur (Trichur)

Vadakkunathan Kshetram Temple

Finished in classic Keralan architecture, one of the oldest Hindu temples in the state crowns the low hill at the heart of Thrissur. It's dedicated to Shiva and though its present form dates from the 16th to 17th ce…
Religious in Thrissur (Trichur)

Thrissur Pooram

The largest and most colourful of Kerala’s temple festivals, with huge processions of caparisoned elephants around the Vadakkunathan Kshetram Temple.Animal-rights campaigns against Thrissur Pooram have started to ga…
Indian in Thrissur (Trichur)

Indian Coffee House

Amid whirring ceiling fans and red plastic chairs, this super-central branch of the always-reliable ICH dishes out steaming biryanis, masala dosas (large South Indian savoury crepe (dosa) stuffed with spiced potatoe…
Indian in Thrissur (Trichur)

Pathans Restaurant

With a separate air-con dining room, this simple place opens early for cheap breakfasts (dosas, vadas, coffee) and is popular with families for lunch (thalis ₹65).
Church in Thrissur (Trichur)

Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral

A small church was first built on the site of this massive cathedral, 1km east of the Round, in 1585. Beyond its attractive wood-carved doors, sky-reaching whitewashed exterior and 1933 front chapel, it also has an …
Religious in Thrissur (Trichur)

Thaipooya Mahotsavam

Celebrated in Koorkkanchery, just south of Thrissur, this festival stars a procession of kavadiyattam (ritualistic dance), in which dancers carry tall, ornate, vibrantly coloured structures called kavadis.