At a distance of 2 Km from Thrissur Railway Station, Arattupuzha Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. This temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old.
It is famous for the annual festival Arattupuzha Pooram celebrated for 7 days in March / April. This festival accommodates the largest elephant stage entry in which about 70 beautifully decorated elephants participate. On the 5th day of festival, 'Thidambu' is carried on a decorated elephant which is accompanied by 8 elephants and drummers. The final Pooram is conducted with 61 decorated elephants bearing bright colored umbrellas. The festival ends with Arattu Ritual.
Timings: 5 AM to 9:30 AM & 5 PM to 7 PM.