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. Our Thrissur trip itinerary builder website makes visiting Vadakkunnathan Temple and other Thrissur attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Its more than a temple. A visit to this temple will give you a feeling of sanctity. Either early morning visit at around 4 am or in the the evening. Attending the 'Trippuka' pooja is very popular.  more »
  • This is one more traditional temple in Thrissur.In the case of Thrissur Pooram everybody mention two temples ,I cant say this is the second one.  more »
  • We keep going again and again. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the heart of the city, with a huge ground full of trees greenery and a mini forest makes it a powerhouse for oxygen. People of Thri...  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....

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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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