Dream City Modern Trade Centre, Thrissur

Attractions

Thrissur Pooram

Thrissur is best known for its lavish Pooram Festival, which is the most colourful and spectacular temple festival of Kerala. Held in the Malayalam month of Medam from mid-April to mid-May, it is the largest and world famous pooram festival in Kerala and hence, is also called the pooram of all poorams. The festival is a marvel in itself with the sight of caparisoned elephants standing in unison and fireworks that are capable of competing with firework shows from anywhere in the world.

Peechi Dam and Gardens

Located just 10 kilometres South of Dream City, Peechi Dam is an excellent picnic spot, especially when the shutters of the fully filled reservoirs are open. The dam project was started as an irrigation-cum-water supply source for nearby locations and the Thrissur Municipal Corporation, but is also a source of drinking water to the animals in the nearby wildlife Sanctuary. The dam built across the Manali River is endowed with an immense catchment area that stretches across an expanse of nearly 3200 acres. Occasionally, tuskers can be sighted in the thick dense forest surrounding the catchment area. The colourful botanical gardens, the fountains and the statues accelerate the beauty of the place.

Guruvayur Temple

Guruvayur, the abode of Lord Sree Guruvayurappan, is located 45 kms from Dream City. Guruvayur is a thriving township in Trichur district of Kerala state in the South of India, its scenic beauty and serenity are breath taking. Guruvayur has emerged as one of the most important places of worship in Southern India like Tirupati and Sabarimala. It is more than a spiritual journey for hundreds and thousands of people who visit Guruvayur irrespective of their age and origin.

Athirapilly Water Falls

Athirappilly Water Falls, located on the Chalakudy river, is situated 57 kilometers South of Dream City. This 24 metre waterfall and the nearby Vaazhachaal Falls are popular tourist destinations. The journey from Chalakudy to the Athirappilly Falls passes through a landscape of winding roads, small villages and lush green trees. Visitors can reach the top of the waterfall via a paved path that leads through thick bamboo clusters. A steep narrow path also leads to the bottom of the falls.

Vaazhachaal Forests

Vaazhachaal Falls is a rushing waterbody joining Chalakkudy River in Thrissur district, located approximately 3 kilometers from Athirappilly Water Falls. The route from Athirappilly to Vaazhachaal is marked by beautiful nature and a small waterfall right in the midway. This is one of the smallest waterfalls in India, but very scenic. Many endangered species of flora and fauna are found in the dense forests of Vaazhachaal. This area is the only place in Western Ghats where all the four endangered hornbill species can be seen. This is one of the most important bio-diversity hot spots in the world.

Vilangan Hills

Vilangan Hills, situated 15 kilometers West of Dream City, is the highest hill of the District. This hillock has been converted by the tourism department as an amusement park. While grown ups relish the scenic splendor from the hill top, children can relax and play to their hearts. Lot of people use this place for their morning walk. Early in the morning walking to the top of hillock is a good exercise. View from top of the hill is really good especially at the time of sunrise and sunset. We can have a wonderful panoramic view of the Thrissur city from this hill. The road from the check post at the bottom to the top is narrow and rather dangerous at some places. Now this place is under control of Thrissur District Tourism Promotion Council and they charge nominal fee for admission to amusement park and parking the vehicle. At the top there is an open theatre on the left side of the road, that is now covered with high grown bushes. From the top we could see Thrissur town in all its glory! There is a playground for children at the edge and it seems well protected from the cliff.

Snehatheeram Beach

Snehatheeram Beach is located 39 kilometres South-West of Dream City. This wide and long golden sand beach was recently renovated by the Government of Kerala. The beach now contains a children's park, benches, refreshment stalls and the like. There is heavy rush in the evenings here to view the Sunset. There are coastguards to prevent people from risking their lives. You can always move to either side to stay away from the rush. Near the Beach is the "Naalukettu" Restaurant which offers sea food in the Kerala style. To the South is the Nattika Beach where we can see fishermen coming with their catches.

Chettuva Backwaters

Chettuva Backwaters, located 46 kilometers from Dream City, is a popular backwater destination and tourist spot. Houseboat cruise in the backwater is a favourite choice of tourists to Chettuva. An overnight stay in one of the House Boats will give the tourists an unforgettable experience. The backwater is dotted with small islets. Dense mangrove thickets on the banks enhance their beauty.

Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary

Punnathur Kotta Elephant Sanctuary, located near Guruvayoor, 28 kilometers from Dream City, is very unique in being the largest elephant park in the world with more than 60 elephants in it. This pound is maintained by the Guruvayur Devaswom and elephants are trained here for purposes related to the temple. Almost all elephants here are offerings by devotees. The oldest elephant here is around 75 years of age. This was once a palace of a local ruler. (Aanakkotta in Malayalam, means "Elephant Fort").

Fort Kochi

The huge, elegant Chinese Fishing nets that line the northern shore of Fort Cochin add grace to an already characterful waterside view, and are probably the single most familiar photographic image of Kerala. Traders from the court of Kublai Khan are said to have introduced them to the Malabar region. Known in Malayalam as cheenavala, they can also be seen throughout the backwaters further south. The nets, which are suspended from arced poles and operated by levers and weights, require at least four men to control. You can buy fresh fish from the tiny market here and have it grilled on the spot at one of the ramshackle stalls. Courtesy: www.fortcochin.com

Chavakkad Beach

A sea shore lying on the coast of Arabian Sea, famous for rare scenic beauty. Situated 32 kilometers West of Dream City, this beach is said to be one of the best beaches along the western coast of India, which is also an important tourist spot. This beach is unaltered by modernization and laced on the borders by an array of coconut trees. At evenings, arrival of fishermen with boatful of fishes is nice to watch. Fringed shadow of coconut lagoons and the mesmerizing atmosphere make Chavakkad Beach a tourist spot throughout the year.

Cherai Beach

Cherai Beach is approximately 77 kilometers South of Dream City. The lovely 15 kilometers long golden beach bordering the Vypin Island is very clean, shallow, and ideal for swimming and sunbathing. The sea on the west and backwaters on the east give this upcoming tourist destination, a uniqueness which can be found only in Kerala. This is one of the few places where we can see the lagoon (poyil) and ocean separated only by a few hundreds of metres. One of the main events in this beach is the tourism fest during December.