THRISSUR CITY

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Floohoo Travels offer you the best Kerala Tour Packages which includes Thrissur City. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. The pomp and pageantry of the Thrissur Pooram in the heart of this old city properly encapsulates its rich cultural, religious, and political heritage. 
At the very center of the city sits one of best Kerala tourism spots, the Vadakkunathan Shaivite. This temple is situated on a 65-acre hillock called the Thekkinkadu Maidan. It is around this landmark that the city was established grew through the ages, and today, where one of the best Kerala festivals is held – the grand spectacle of the Thrissur Pooram, which unfolds in April or May every year.
Once the capital of the Kochi ruling dynasty, Thrissur has variously been under the power of the Zamorins, Portuguese, Dutch and the English. It was also a brief tributary to Hyder Ali of Mysore. His son, Tippu Sultan also invaded the city and burned a few of its churches. 
Historically a center of Hindu scholarship, Thrissur has simultaneously served as the gateway to Christianity, Islam and Judaism. It was in this district, onto the port of Muziris, that Thomas the Apostle first set foot on Indian soil 2,000 years ago (AD 51–52). The country's first mosque, Cheraman Juma Masjid, opened here in AD 62. Today, Thrissur is home to the Nestorian Christian community whose denomination dates to the 3rd century AD. Old churches and mosques dot the landscape. 
An educational hub, Kerala’s Cultural Capital is also home to various institutions that nurture Kerala’s several classical performing arts.

 

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