India is a country which is known for its rich cultural heritage and architectural monuments. Kerala is a south-Indian state that is perfect for a holiday. It is famous for its lush green landscapes, serene backwaters, misty mountains and temples. The temples of Kerala are unique in their style of architecture. They have a sloping roof with a contour. In short, it is called the Godâ€™s Own Country. Many of the temples and towns are famous for their annual festivals. Thrissur is an important temple town located centrally in the state of Kerala. It is famous for the Vadakkumnathan temple and the annual â€œpooram festivalâ€ conducted here, Apart from this, the other attractions include art and archeological museums, zoo and Kerala Sahitya Academy and Kerala Nataka Academy.
Athirapalli and Vazhachal waterfalls, Peechi dam, Peechi-Vazhani wildlife sanctuary. Cheruthuruthi is the place where Kerala Kala Mandalam is located. It is the center for performing arts. Temples: Guruvayur temple is dedicated to Shri Krishna. It is located 29 kms from Thrissur. It is famous for its healing powers. The temple is believed to be established by â€œGuruâ€ and â€œ Vaayuâ€. It is a very important pilgrim center for the Hindus. Koodal Manikyam Temple is located at Irinjalakuda which is 21 Kms from Thrissur. This ancient temple is dedicated to Bharatha, the younger brother of Shri Rama. Ariyannoor Temple, Kandanisserry is famous for its architecture and Thripayar temple, located south of Thrissur is one of the important temples of Lord Rama. Churches: Saint Thomas Memorial is located at Kodungalloor. Forts and Palaces: The Sakthan Thampooran palace is located on about 6 acres of land and has three tombs including one for Sakthan Thampooran.