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Attractions to explore near Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple
Vadakkunnathan Shiva TempleNear Thekkinkadu Maidan, Kuruppam, Anchuvilakku, Kuruppam, Thekkinkadu Maidan, Thrissur, Kerala 680001, India

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Vadakkunnathan Temple is an ancient Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shiva here is popularly known as Vadakkunnathan, meaning "lord of the north" as he is believed to live in Kailas which is on the northern side of India. The temple is located in Thrissur City in Thrissur District of Kerala State in Southern India. The name Thrissur is derived from its old name ‘Thiru-Shiva-Peroor’ which translates to ‘the city of sacred Shiva’.

Nearby Attractions

Our Lady of Dolours Basilica
Our Lady of Dolours Basilica0.57 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

The church locally called Puthanpalli and is the tallest church in India and third tallest church in Asia. A big tower located at its rear called bible tower having many paintings and nice bible museum.

Sakthan Thampuran Palace
Sakthan Thampuran Palace0.76 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

The home and resting place of Shakthan Thampuran, the King of Cochin Dynasty

Thrissur Zoo & Museum
Thrissur Zoo & Museum1.11 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

One of the oldest zoos in the country, and is home to a wide variety of animals, reptiles, and birds. The zoo compound includes a natural history museum and an art museum that showcase the social and cultural heritage of the region.

Vilangan Hills
Vilangan Hills6.21 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

Located near to Thrissur city, the hill gives a panoramic view of Thrissur city and Thrissur Kole Wetlands.

Punnathur Kotta
Punnathur Kotta22.49 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

A place where all majestic elephants of Kerala State lives.

Chavakkad Beach
Chavakkad Beach23.24 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

This famous beach in Thrissur. There you can see the confluence of a river and sea, known as Azhimukam in Malayalam. This is one of the cleanest beaches in Kerala.

Kerala Kalamandalam
Kerala Kalamandalam24.61 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

The centre for learning traditional art forms of Kerala.

St. Thomas Shrine
St. Thomas Shrine31.97 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

The first Christian church of India, and the resting place for many saints.

Cheraman Juma Masjid
Cheraman Juma Masjid34.68 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

The very first mosque in India constructed in the time of Prophet Muhammad.

Ezhattumugham
Ezhattumugham36.43 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

A rural village with a check dam, hanging bridge, and a nice little park. You can bath in the river waters here after visiting the majestic Athirappilly waterfalls of Kerala.

Cherai Beach
Cherai Beach42.77 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

The 15 km stretch of beautiful beach lined with paddy fields, backwater, coconut groves and Chinese fishing nets.

Charpa Waterfalls
Charpa Waterfalls46.86 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

Located in the Athirappilly panchayath in Thrissur district of Kerala

Athirapally Waterfalls
Athirapally Waterfalls47.06 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

Most famous waterfall in Kerala nicknamed as the Niagra of India.

Vazhachal Waterfalls
Vazhachal Waterfalls48.22 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

A horizontal waterfall with a rocky bed surrounded by green forests.

Abhayaranyam
Abhayaranyam50.22 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

The mini zoo housing elephants and deers.

Kodikuthimala
Kodikuthimala51.35 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

Kodukuthimala is a hill station in Malappuram district of Kerala state in Southern India. It is one of the coolest hill stations in the Malappuram district surrounded by streams, grasslands, and forest, with an incredible sunset view.

Kadamakkudy Islands
Kadamakkudy Islands52.59 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

A cluster of small islands spread in backwaters and filled with paddy fields and fishing nets. The area is famous for fish farms and a kayak through the waters treats you with great views. This area is devoid of all the noice and hustle of Cochin city, one truely hidden gem which is very easily reachable for people in Cochin. The place is especiallly beautiful during sunrise and sunsets.

Seetharkundu Viewpoint
Seetharkundu Viewpoint54.76 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

Views of mountain ridges, plains with paddy fields, and of a mighty waterfall and a dam

Palakkad Fort
Palakkad Fort55.20 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

The fort that has witnessed the bloody wars of Zamorin, Palakkad Achchan, Mysore Kings, and the British.

Museum Of Kerala History
Museum Of Kerala History55.21 KMs away from Vadakkunnathan Shiva Temple

One of the best museums to visit in Kerala. It consists of three galleries- the Museum of Kerala History, the Dolls Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art, showing different aspects of Kerala's culture and history.