Once ruled by the Zamorins and the Tippus, Thrissur is also called the cultural capital of Kerela. The famous festival of Thrissur Pooram is celebrated with utmost joy, glory, grandeur and enthusiasm all over Kerela. The name of the town means, ‘city of Lord Shiva’ and the Vaddakumnathan temple is an example of the same. You can still find cultural trails on this land because of various folk and classical dance academies that it has. The people of this town strive to keep their ancient culture intact which is why they maintain the temples and the historical places very piously and with enormous and tremendous amount & magnitude of respect.
According to pre-colonial history, the city opened its gates to overseas trade in the medieval period. Apart from the temple of Lod Shiva, the place has historic sites such as Basicilia of our lady of Dolous, Athirapilly Falls, Guruvayur Sree Krishna Temple, Vintage Vauxhall Velox Car Club, Chavakkad beach, etc. After the famous temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna, the waterfall gives the place a mesmerizing look. It depicts the raw and untouched beauty of nature which is why it is now becoming a popular tourist spot as well.