Thrissur - Vadakkunnathan Temple

Vadakkunnathan Temple

Vadakkunnathan Temple in Thrissur is considered to be the first Shiva temple created by Lord Parasurama. This temple is famous for hosting the festival of festivals, Thrissur Pooram. The Vadakkunnathan Temple is one of the UNESCO recognized heritage sites. The temple built in typical Kerala style architecture is truly an architectural marvel that attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists. This colossal Temple covers an area of 9 acres and has four gateways, known as gopurams that face the four directions, East, West, North and South. The Vadakkunnathan Temple features outstanding murals of the 17th century that foretells the story of Mahabharata. This Temple also has a museum that displays ancient paintings, woodcarving and other works of art of ancient times.

Best Time to Visit Entry Time Visiting Hours Entrance Fee
Throughout the year. 4 AM to 10 AM.5 PM to 8:30 PM. 1 to 2 Hrs. No

Availability of Guides :-

A trip with a travel agency to Thrissur will include guides to the Vadakkunnathan Temple..


Souvenirs, handicrafts.


Religious activities.


No adventure activities.


Sit back and relax at the ground near the Vadakkunnathan Temple.

Famous for:-

Religion, architecture, festivity.

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