Thrissur is considered as the cultural capital of Kerala. Thrissur city is the district headquaters of Thrissur district of Kerala. Thrissur city becomes flooded with people during the occasion of Thrissur Pooram. Thrissur Pooram is the annual temple festival celebrated during the Malayalam month of Medam (April-May). The main participating temples are Vadakkumnathan temple, Thiruvambady temple and Paramekkavu temple. The Vadakkumnathan temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is situated inside the Thekkinkadu Maidanam (ground with teak trees) which is at the centre of Thrissur city. The events at Thrissur Pooram is a venue for competition between the Thiruvambady group and Paramekkavu group. The spectacular events of Thrissur pooram are the Elephant procession, Kudamattom, Vedikettu and Panchavadyam. For the Elephant procession the two groups use 15 decorated elephants each and the procession takes place at the Thekkinkadu Maidanam. After the procession the two sets of elephants stand facing each other and then the Kudamattom starts. During Kudamattom the two groups mount colourful umbrellas over the elephants. The next day dawn the Vedikettu, fireworks display starts. Panchavadyam is an essential part Thrissur Pooram in which famous musicians play five musical instruments including Chenda to amuse the people. The Thiruvambady temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Krishna. There are various other temples in and around the Thrissur city. Apart from these other tourist attractions at Thrissur are Shakthan Thampuran Palace and Thrissur Zoo.
Best time to visit Thrissur is during the Thrissur Pooram. Barring the monsoon season any other time is fine to visit Thrissur.
Being a cultural and commercial hub, Thrissur city has hotels satisfying almost every budget.
KeralaSRTC , KarnatakaSRTC and Indian Railways runs direct services Bangalore to Thrissur. To roam in the city private cabs and autos are available. All the attractions are at walk-able distances inside the city.