|The name "Thrissur" means the "town of Lord Shiva". It has aptly been called the cultural capital of Kerala. The town of Thrissur, built on a hillock, is famous for the Vadakkumnathan Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The city is also famous for the Pooram Festival, which attracts tourists from far and wide. The Pooram, celebrated in the month of May, features an elephant parade. Culture enthusiasts should definitely visit the Art Museum at Thrissur which houses collections of wooden, metal and ivory sculptures, testifying to the rich cultural heritage of Thrissur. Visit Cheruthururty, the home of the renowned Kathakali dance form of Kerala. Or take a boat ride at the Peechy Dam site, 20 kilometers from Thrissur.
A stay at the comfortable, well-situated hotels of Thrissur makes all this sightseeing possible. If you are on a cultural tour of Thrissur, then a stay at the Hotel Luciya Palace is the best option. The hotel lies just 70 kilometers from the Cochin Airport, and 40 kilometers from Thiruvananthapuram. The accommodation at the Hotel Luciya Palace includes 2 suites and 35 double-bedded rooms. The guestrooms have attached baths with running hot/cold water and room service.
The Casino Hotel Limited, just 500 meters from the Thrissur bus stand and railway station is a good option for those who wish to stay in comfort and yet be ready to move for a sightseeing trip frequently. The Casino Hotel Limited features 4 executive suites, 18 air-conditioned suites, 18 standard AC rooms and 6 air-cooled standard guestrooms. It has a restaurant serving traditional Malayali cuisine.
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