14 km from Trichur, the famous Ayyappa temple at Aarattupuzha is known for its annual pooram festival during March.
Founded in 1927 by Vallathol, the revered poet, this training school strives to keep alive the traditions of Kathakali dance drama and other indigenous performing arts of Kerala.
Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary:
The Peechi-Vazhani sanctuary has dense, moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests and is the favorite haunt of the variety of terrestrial and aerial fauna. It is situated in the catchment area of the Peechi and Vazhani dams and has extensive botanical gardens and cascading fountains.
Thriprayar Temple is one of the important temples of Thrissur and dedicated to Lord Rama. It is known for its wooden carvings, sculptures and mural paintings.
The best known festival of Trichur, it is the most colorful and splendid temple festival of Kerala. Thrissur Pooram is held in the Malayalam month of Meedam that usually falls in April or May and is one of the major attractions of Kerala.
A classical example of the Kerala style of architecture, the Vadakkumnathan Temple is one of the oldest temples in the state and has many decorative murals and works of art. It is also one of the venues of the world famous Pooram festival and the fireworks during the festival here are spellbinding.
Situated in the zoo premises, the art museum displays collections of woodcarvings, metal sculptures and ancient jewellery.