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Kerala Kalamandalam
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The great Kerala poet Vallathol Narayana Menon founded the school in 1927. With the dancing Gods and demons of karnakatt, the God - blessed dancer or Mohiniyattam, the Sanskrit - Theater Koodiyattam, Semi classical dance from Thullal, the Symphony of Pachavadyam.

Kerala Kalamandalam invites you to the holy confluences of dance, drama and music. Kalamandalam moved to the present campus at Vallathol Nagar sprawling an area of over 32 acres. The many different Kalaries (class rooms) cannot be missed by the visitors. Besides Kalaries, for the visitors, there is a photo gallery and the archives with a record collection of video and audio covering Olas, concerts and dance - theatre performances. Short-term courses are offered for foreigners as part of an international cultural exchange. Dance and drama scholars apart from researchers can affiliate with the Kalamandalam.

Vadakkumnathan Temple
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One of the oldest temples in the state, the Vadakkumnathan temple is a classical example of the Kerala style of architecture and has many decorative murals and works of art. This is the venue of the world famous Pooram festival, celebrated annually in April, May. The magnificent array of caparisoned elephants and fireworks display of Pooram are spectacular sight.

Art Museum
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Located in the Zoo compound, the art museum displays collections of woodcarvings, metal sculptures and ancient jewelry.

Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary
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This sanctuary comprising of the dense, moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests is situated in the catchment area of the Peechi & Vazhani dams

Town Hall
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Houses the picture gallery where mural paintings from all parts of Kerala are on display.

Peechi Dam
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20 K.M. from east of Thrissur, this picnic spot offers boating facilities. There are frequent private buses from Thrissur. Built across the Manali River, the dam has a vast catchments area of nearly 3200 acres with extensive botanical gardens and cascading fountains offering numerous inviting avenues for tourists

Guruvayoor
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29 K.M. northwest of Thrissur, Guruvayoor, where the famous Sree Krishna temple is situated, is one of the most sacred and important pilgrim centers of Kerala. The historic temple is shrouded in mystery. According to belief, Guru, the preceptor of the gods and Vayu god of winds created the temple.

Punnathoor Kotta
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This home of 50 temple elephants offers unusual spectacles of the gentle pachyderm. Brought as ritual offerings to the temple, these elephants are groomed at this fort. Visitors are allowed into this elephant hostel.

Koodal Manikyam Temple
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Situated 10 K.M. from Irinjalakuda railway station, this ancient temple is perhaps the only one in India dedicated to Bharatha the brother of Sree Rama. The 11- Day annual festival featuring a pageant of thirteen caparisoned elephants marks the end of the festival season in Kerala.

Athirapally Waterfall
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This 80 foot high waterfall at the threshold of the Sholayar range is a poplar picnic spot.

Vazhachal
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Just a short drive from Athirapally, this picturesque waterfall is close to dense green forests and is a part of the Chalakkudy river. Athirapally and Vazhachal are the most famous waterfalls of Kerala that attract tourists in plenty

Shakthan Thampuran Palace
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Also known as Palace Thopu. The campus covers an area of 6 acres. Here one can see three tombs including that of Shakthan Thampuran, the greatest ruler of the Cochin dynasty.

Cheraman Juma Masjid, Kodungalloor
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Located 2 K.M. from Kodungalloor town, this mosque resembles a Hindu temple in appearance. Built in 629 AD, this is the first mosque in India and the second in the world where Juma Prayers were started.

Vallathol Museum
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Five minutes walk from old Kalamandalam is poet Vallathol's house. This traditional Kerala styled house is now "Vallathol Museum"

Indian Institute of Panchakarma

(An Institute under - Central Council for Research in Ayurveda & Siddah): This prestigiousAyurveda Research Center situated right on the bank of the river Bharathapuzha is one of the renowned Ayurvedic research centers in India.

Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam Hospital & Research Center

Situated in a calm and serene location very near to Cheruthuruthy on the other bank of Bharathapuzha

Kavalapara Palace
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The Palace of Kavalapara Mooppil Nair is located 8 KM from Cheruthuruthy.Kavalappara was a small estate in the Ottappalam Taluk and its chief was called Kavalappara Mooppil Nair. The Mooppil Nairs claim to have been descended from Cheraman Perumal. Along with the other chiefs of South Malabar the Nair also became subject to the Zamorin and took part in the Zamorin campaign against Cochin. The English East India Company made a deal with the Kavalappara chief by paying him Malikhana in return for his allegiance.

Old Kalamandalam
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It is here, along the banks of Nila where Kalamandalm was first started in 1927. The poet Vallathol was laid to rest here (Vallathol Samadhi).

Archaeological Museum:
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Located on the town hall road in Thrissur city.

Zoo
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Situated 2 K.M. from Thrissur city

Ariyannoor Temple, Kandanissery

This temple has a carved entrance gable, which has been compared to the sculptures of American artist, Louis Nevelson. The Sree Krishna Temple at Thirukulashekharapuram as well as the Siva Temple at Thiruvanchikulam is believed to belong to the 9th century.

Thriprayar Temple
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Thriprayar Temple, located south of Thrissur is one of the important temples dedicated to Lord Rama. The exquisite woodcarvings, sculptures and Mural paintings are an interesting sight.

Saint Thomas Church, Kodungallor
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St. Thomas, the Apostle, is believed to have landed in Kodungalloor (formerly called Muziris) in 52 AD. The St.Thomas church established by him.

Chimmoni Wildlife Sanctuary
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Established in 1984 it lies contiguous to the Pechi Vazhani sanctuary. It is endued with scenic beauty and rich and varied wildlife. Elephant, sambar, Malabar squirrel, sloth bear etc., can be seen here.

Thiruvillwamala
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Situated 15 km from Ottapalam, this place is famous for the Sree Vilwadrinatha temple. It is dedicated to Lord Rama & his brother Lakshmana. The most important ritual here is the Punarjani Noozhal. Devotees Crawl through a half Kilometer long cave known as Punarjani to get ride of their sins. On the festival day, the entire temple is decorated with garlands of lotus flowers.