Apart from being an industrial hub, Coimbatore is also a renowned cultural and historical hotspot thronged with travellers from different parts of the country. The vibrant city has several nearby attractions to be explored. Get on our one day Coimbatore to Thrissur and Guruvayur Tour and discover the impressive temples of these ancient towns of Kerala.
Thrissur located at a distance of 114 km from Coimbatore is an idyllic cultural holiday gateway. Steeped in history and culture, the old capital of Cochin has been a preferred gateway for solace seekers and history buffs.
The ancient heritage site of Kerala Thrissur, with its striking temples is known for an array of festivals that draws several visitors across the country. Thrissur Pooram is one such colourful and spectacular festival held in May or April at the Thekkinadu Maidan.
A significant pilgrimage centre called Guruvayur is located at a short distance of 55 km from Thrissur. One of Guruvayur must see sight is the Guruvayur Krishna Temple. Devotees pay their respects to the century’s old temple that is believed to hold maximum number of marriages and anapayasam, the rice feeding ceremony for infants. Long cherished by mystics the well preserved architectural site is considered to be the Dwaraka of South.
With a plethora of fascinating sightseeing spots that includes gleaming palaces, informative museums, incredible monuments, ancient temples and impressive churches the city of Thrissur has more to offer for a day’s trip.
Book our one day Thrissur and Guruvayur local sightseeing tour by private car and gain a unique cultural experience with the visit to the major tourist attractions of these holiday destinations.
Package Glimpse of One Day Thrissur and Guruvayur Trip by Private Car
Our one day Thrissur and Guruvayur trip by private cab offers you the opportunity to explore the most treasured landmarks of these places. Soak yourself in Kerala’s authentic cultural experience with the visit to the historical Vadakkumnathan temple that has been declared as a national monument by India under the AMASAR act. This remarkable tour includes the visit to the most spiritual and historical sites.
A full-day Thrissur sightseeing trip by private cab starts with the visit to one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, the Vadakkumnathan Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva post which you can stroll through the impressive archaeological museum. Get soaked in the divinity and serenity of the famed Arattupuzha temple and Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple.
Traverse through the different sections of the State Museum for an informative tour before heading off to the most treasured landmark of the city, the Guruvayur Krishna Temple. Proceed further to discover the fascinating Parthasarathy Temple and Harikanyaka Temple. After visiting the marvellous temples relax and unwind the Chavakkad Beaches.
One day Thrissur and Guruvayur tour from Coimbatore by car commences with the visit to a majestic temple that evokes a sense of peace and gratitude within the visitors. The best example of Kerala style of architecture, the Vadakkumnathan temple has a huge Linga that cannot be seen as it is covered with a mound of ghee which astonishingly neither gives away foul odour not does it melts (even in summers).
The amazing complex covering an area of 9 acres is surrounded by massive stone walls. Wonderful four gateways called the Rajagopuram situated each at the four directions adorn the age old temple. Only the west and the east Rajagopuram are open for the public. Be dazzled with the beautifully sculptured wooden carvings and the ancient murals.
Take in the magnificent sight of the temple encompassing an array of sacred shrines. Three major shrines set in the centre of the temple include the shrine of Lord Shiva as Vadakkumnathan, two storied rectangular shrine of Lord Rama and the circular double storied shrine of Lord Shankaranarayana, the combined form of Vishnu and Shiva.
An imposing structure of Lord Shiva and Parvathi as Ardhanarishvara behind Lord Shiva graces the shrine. The intricately carved temple has a Ganesha shrine where appam is the main offering made to Vinayagar. It is believed that Parshuram created this awe-inspiring temple featuring magnificent murals showcasing the scenes from the epics of Mahabharata.
- Must see \ Things to do: Three hundred and fifty years old murals of Vasukisayana and Nrithanatha (Nataraja)
Initially started as a picture gallery in 1938 and with the addition of an archaeological gallery in 1948, the Archaeological Museum has become a popular attraction. The intriguing museum got a new home in an old building that was the summer retreat of King Kollengode in 1975.
Display encompasses excavated materials from megalithic sites and a range of stone and bronze sculptures. Most inspiring and engrossing display is the rare treasure of Veerakallu, the stone engravings of ancient heroes and their weapons dating back to 7th to 18th century. An outstanding collection of murals, life size statues of renowned personalities and models of ancient temples are the key attractions of the museum.
- Must see \ Things to do: Palm leaf manuscripts
One of the notable temples visited with the one day Thrissur trip from Coimbatore is the Arattupuzha Sree Sastha temple situated in the quaint village of Arattupuzha which lies at a distance of 15 km from Thrissur.
The presiding deity Sastha can be seen holding an Amrutha Kalasa in his right hand. The sacred 3000 years old temple is well known for the Arattupuzha Pooram festival held in April or May. This is considered to be the oldest festival of the world and is also called as Devmala.
It is believed that all the god and goddesses come to Arattupuzha to worship Lord Ayyappa during the Pooram festival. About 41 deities from the neighbouring temples are brought to this spiritual site during the seven day festival which is visited by several devotees. Beautifully decorated elephants are assembled for the religious ceremony called Sasthavinte.
- Must see \ Things to do: Worship the presiding deity Sastha
One day Thrissur and Guruvayur Tour take you to the most sacred Bhagavathy temple of Kerala. The significant religious site located near Vadakkumnathan temple has the shrine of goddess Bhagavathi the incarnation of goddess Durga. Paramekkavu Bhagavathy Temple is one of the most important temples participating in the prominent Pooram festival when 15 elephants from the temple are taken to Vadakkumnathan temple.
- Must see \ Things to do: Worship goddess Bhagavathi
Wander through the Statue Museum of Thrissur to learn about varied ancient artefacts that includes swords, rocks and jewellery. A look at the ancient artefacts gives an insight into the Kerala culture and history. Take a look at the art gallery showcasing Kathakali figures, metal sculptures and wood carvings.
The impressive museum established in 1885 and spread over 5.5 hectares of land located in the central Thrissur has an ancient old zoo separated from the museum only by a small road. A snake park with reptile species including King Cobra, Python, Rat Snakes, Vipers, Kraits and Pink Flamingo is another interesting feature of Thrissur State Museum and Zoo.
- Must see \ Things to do: View the traditional Kerala lamps
The next stop of the one day Coimbatore to Thrissur and Guruvayur tour is to the most visited pilgrimage site, the famous Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple. Renowned as Bhuloka Vaikunta, the abode of Lord Vishnu on earth, the stunning temple houses the majestic Lord Krishna or Guruvayurappan statue made of rare stone called Patala Anjana.
Idols of Lord Ganapathy, Lord Ayyappa and goddess Bhagavathi are also found in the monument of profound religious significance. It is amazing to see the Dwajasthambam, a 33.5 meter gold plated flag post and Deepasthambham, a 7meter high pillar of lamps. As per legends the deity is believed to be 5000 years old and worshipped by Devaki and Vasudeva.
- Must see \ Things to do: Mural paintings on the walls
Continuing the exciting one day local sightseeing tour to Thrissur we proceed to visit an auspicious spiritual site dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The imposing temple which enshrines Lord Krishna in the form of Parthasarathy, the charioteer of Arjuna is one of the 108 Divyadesams.
With a graceful Kerala style architecture and paintings dating back to 18th century it fascinates every visitor. A two storied gopuram greets the visitors to the sacred temple. The sanctum sanctorum called the Sreekovil has dwarapalakas on both sides.
- Must see \ Things to do: Ancient murals
Step into the sacred temple of Harikanyaka as the next stop of our one day Thrissur and Guruvayur trip. Experience the divinity at this ancient temple dedicated to Harikanyaka. Hari means Vishnu and Kanyaka means Virgin. As per mythology Lord Ayyappa is the son of Lord Shiva and Harikanyaka. Archaeological Survey of India maintains and preserves the temple built by Perumthachan.
- Must see \ Things to do: Worship Harikanyaka
Last sightseeing spot of the full-day Thrissur and Guruvayur tour is the Chavakkad Beach flanked with tall coconut trees. Soak up the stunning beauty of the dramatic beach lying on the coast of the Arabian Sea. The sight of the confluence of the river and the sea more popular as Azhimukham offers an enthralling experience.
- Must see \ Things to do: Meeting point of river and sea called Azhimukham
Visiting the cultural capital of Kerala with our one day Coimbatore Thrissur and Guruvayur tour by private car takes you on a journey to witness the extraordinary architectural heritage and culture of the ancient city. Visiting Thrissur spiritual landmarks all in one day is going to be an unforgettable experience.
Our guests enjoy an insight into the unique traditions and culture of the state making the excursion a spectacular experience. Check out the myriad of tour packages to other wonderful holiday gateways.