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Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur

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Surrounded by a massive stone wall enclosing an area of 3.6 hectares (9 acres), Vadakkunnathan Temple features classic Kerala architecture with monumental towers on all four sides. Set in the heart of Thrissur, this represents one of the largest and oldest Hindu temples in the region, with its koothambalam, or temple theater, dating from the 7th century. Pay special attention to the murals, which depict episodes from the Mahabharata, and enjoy the temple's lively colors, elaborate wooden carvings, and expansive surrounding greenery. Every year, millions of devotees flock to see a line of decorated elephants during the temple's famous pooram festival (mid-April to mid-May), culminating in firecrackers. Vadakkunnathan Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Thrissur Edition.
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Where to stay in Thrissur

Most of the accommodations in Thrissur lie to the south of the central temple complex and park. Directly next to the park you'll find some luxury hotels, with onsite pools and restaurants, and easy access to the main attractions. Side-street guesthouses and hotels in this central district provide Thrissur's main budget-friendly options, while some larger hotels and resorts have set up shop farther out of town, offering rental villas and outdoor pools.
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  • thrissur pooram is conducting in this temple.....this temple is located in the middle of the thrissur temple....very peaceful atmosphere inside of the temple....this temple is just 100 meter from the ...  more »
  • the city of thrisur is built around the precincts of this great temple, in fact the city derives it's name itself from the deity of this temple, "Thri shiva peroor" later on became Thrissur. the templ...  more »
  • This is by far Thrissur's most famous temple, located at the very centre of the town. Its old style of art and architecture are indeed something that stands out. The best time to visit would be during...  more »
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  • The present and calm atmosphere makes us relax and could meditate here.It is one of most powerful and beautiful temple in Kerala as well as in whole India.The temple has many historical and mythological background.
  • NICE PLACE. LARGE AREA TO SIT AND RELAX. "Huge temple with calm and pleasant atmosphere, a very good ambiance for worship."
  • It is one of the oldest temples in India. It is in heart of Thrissur. And we will get the real devoted experience. And you should follow the correct order of praying. It is full of medicinal plants and it is good to walk in morning inside to refresh. It has large compound.
  • Beautifull..serene temple in the centre of the city. Temple opens from early morning till 11am and 4pm to late evening. But there are specific darshan timings which you should check before you go. Kuds below 1 year is not allowed inside the sanctum. Dress code mandatory.
  • For many this is the heart and soul of Thrissur, especially so for the people of Thrissur.. A place known for festivities.. For me, this very calm place, a place of absolute tranquility, a nice way to spend your morning, taking in the view and air of this place... Lots of place to sit and rest....