DAY 1 : THRISSUR ZOO - ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM - VADAKKUNATHAN TEMPLE
Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 10 AM - 5 PM, Wednesday: 1 PM - 5 PM, Closed on Monday
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Adults, Rs. 5 for Children & Rs. 15 for Camera
At a distance of 3 Kms from Thrissur Railway Station, Zoo is a major attraction in the city of Thrissur.
The zoo provides shelter for many endangered species like the Asiatic Lion, Tiger and the extremely rare lion-tailed macaque, etc. It has an impressive reptile house with King Kobra, Indian python, krait, etc. The reptile house is on of the best in South India.
The Zoo complex also has an impressive museum complex, which has a good collection of wood carvings, metal sculptures, Kathakali figures and ancient jewellery. There are wonderful figures and good paintings in the museum. It also has a great collection of traditional Kerala lamps.
Zoo Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Monday
Museum Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Monday
Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: Mass Timings: 6 AM , 7.30 AM, 9.15 AM, 2.30 PM, 5 PM & 7 PM
Entry Fee: Free
At a distance of 1 Km from Thrissur Railway Station, Dolours Basilica (or Basilica of our Lady of Dolours) is believed to be the biggest and tallest Church in Asia.
Built in 1875, this Roman Catholic Church is also called Puthen Palli (New Church). This church was built with the support of Raja Rama Varma, Maharaja of Kochi. However, most of the current structure is the result of major renovation held in the 19th century. With built up area of 25,000 Sq. Ft, this Church has three towers, two at the front side and one at the rear (called as Bible Tower). The towers at the front are 146 feet tall and the rear tower is 260 feet in height.
This church is dedicated to Mother Mary. Eight music bells imported from Germany are special attractions of this church. The chapel has 15 altars. The church is famous for its Gothic style of architecture.
The church celebrates two festivals. Basilica Feast - last Sunday of November & Feast of Our Lady of Dolours - 15th September.
DAY 2 : ATHIRAPALLY FALLS
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