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Thrissur is a city in the central part of Kerala state, India. The name is derived from 'Tiru-Shiva-Perur'. It is an important cultural centre, and is known as the "cultural capital" of Kerala.

It is famous for the Thrissur Pooram festival, the most colourful and spectacular temple festival of Kerala. The festival is held near the Vadakkumnathan temple, in April or May. The temple city of Guruvayoor is also nearby.

The nearest airport is at Nedumbassery, which is privately owned and close to Cochin. It is well connected by Roads and Railways too.