District wise Kerala Tourist Destinations- Trissur
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Major Tourist Places in Trissur District
Since ancient times, Kerala has a rich history of performing arts. Kerala Kalamandalam is the major center of learning Kerala traditional arts and it became a University of Arts in the year of 2006. Classical dance like Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Kudiyattam, Thullal, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, and Nangiar Koothu are taught at Kalamandalam in the Gurukula Sampradaya, an ancient tradition of residential schooling. Training is given in various percussion instruments like chenda, maddalam and mizhavu.
Guruvayur is an important pilgrimage center dedicated to Hindu deity Krishna. It is believed that this temple was constructed more than 5000 years ago.
Kodungallur is also a pilgrimage center dedicated to Hindu deity Kali. This is mainly a tribal temple of Kurumba sect. A sea of red overruns the premises of this temple as a flurry of oracles as devotees for Kodungalloor Bharani - the annual festival celebrated in the month of Meenam in the Malayalam calendar.
Peechi dam is the major resource of water to the Trissur city. Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the bank of this dam. The dam was completed in 1959 and inaugurated by the first Kerala Governor Burgula Ramakrishna Rao on 4th October 1957.
Chinmini Dam & Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary
Chimmini dam located near Varandarappilly and 40 kilometers away from Thrissur town and 60 kilometers from the temple town of Guruvayur. Chimmini Wildlife sanctuary is a national park located along the Western Ghats under the Peechi Wild Life Division. Chimmini Wildlife sanctuary is open from 8am to 5pm and the entrance fee for the car is 75 Rupees and 10 Rupees for person. Three trekking options are available along with a tribal forest guide and it costs 150 Rupees per person. There are other activities such as Bamboo rafting, butterfly watching, and camping inside the jungle can be done. Nearest railway station: Thrissur.
Trissur Zoo and Museum
Thrissur zoo situated right at the center of actual Thrissur district, 3 kilometers from railway station and KSRTC bus station and a very superb place to enjoy with the family in the weekend. This 5.5 hector zoo having a good number and variety of animals, birds and reptiles which includes tigers, lions, deer, sloth bears, monkeys, hippopotamus, cobras, kraits, vipers, rat snakes, pink flamingos, mithun of the north-eastern hills, and lion-tailed macaques. Entry Timings: Zoo: 9AM -5:15 PM, Museum: 10 AM - 4:30PM (except Mondays).
Other 21 Major Tourist Places in the Trissur District are listed below