Herbal Tourism – Mannuthy ‘Plant Nurseries’
Mannuthy is a very important suburb area of Thrissur City of Kerala, south India and very famous for large number of ‘Plant Nurseries’. There are around 1000 nurseries selling potted plants, herbs, saplings and seeds in Mannuthy
Annuals are mainly sold in trays (undivided containers with multiple plants), flats (trays with built-in cells), peat pots, or plastic pots. Woody plants and Perennials are sold either in pots or bare-root and in a variety of sizes, from liners to mature trees.
Plants may be propagated by seeds, but often desirable cultivars are propagated asexually by Layering, grafting, budding or other nursery techniques.
Vilangankunnu is a situated in 7 km away from Thrissur. This hillock has been converted by the Tourism Department as an amusement park. This is a beautiful hill which is a good picnic spot. The Children’s Park on this beautiful hillside picnic spot offers amusement rides, where children can relax and play. While grown ups relish the scenic beauty of Thrissur town and kol wetlands of Thrissur from the hilltop. Many people came here to enjoy the beauty of sunset. The breeze of Vilangankunnu that pass through heart make us cool, and bring us to the world of natural beauty.
The Bible Tower
The Bible Tower, situated in Thrissur, Kerala is the tallest church tower in Asia. It can be seen from anywhere in the Thrissur town. The tower, which is about 260 feet tall, was inaugurated on January 7, 2007. His Excellency Most Reverend Dr Pedro Lopez Quintana dedicated the Bible tower for World Peace.
Chinmaya Mission Sree Bhuvaneswari Navagraha Temple is one of the most important among the main centers of worship in Thrissur. This is a spiritual shelter which is situated in the heart of Thrissur, shines forth attracting devotees from various parts of the country. The peculiarity of rare temple is that all the nine planets are installed in one row.
Archaeological Museum Thrissur – 27 Kms
Situated in Kollengode Palace an architectural delight. The majestic building houses a gallery of murals from all over Kerala and preserves a rare treasure of Veerakallu, temple models, olagrandhangal, megaliths etc. Veerakallu or hero stones are stone engravings and sculptures of figures and weapons belonging to the heroes of days gone by. Most of these were recovered form the forests of Wayanad and Thrissur. The megalith collection includes earthen pots, urns etc. The temple model cast in plaster of pairs are excellent representation of the ancient temples in the State.
Shakthan Palace Thrissur – A date with HISTORY
At the Shakthan Thampuran place one can come across several interesting aspects of the erstwhile rules of Kochi. The Shakthan Palace, which was recently renovated by the Sate Archaeology Department, houses a good museum.
Vadakkumnadan Tample- World Famous Pooram Venue
Thrissur Pooram – god’s own extravaganza is a cultural highlight par excellence celebrated in the month of April / May. The two century old festival involves spectacular procession of caparisoned elephants and enthralling percussion performance in a never -ending succession. The 36-hour marathon event is a feast for the eye and the ear, unfolding between 6. a.m. and 12 noon the nest day. Different from the usual temple festival. Thrissur Pooram witnesses people from all religions and caste. This is explained by the genesis of the festival.
Peechi Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary – 40 Kms
Is in the catchments area of Peechi Dam – Bottanical Garden, Swimming pool. Having an abundance of enchanting flora and fauna and a lake where you can go boating, this place is a treat for the nature lover. There are more than 50 different kinds of orchids, innumerable rare medicinal plants, teak, rosewood and so on. The wildlife population includes over 25 types of mammals including carnivores like the leopard, the tiger and the fox and herbivores like the elk, deer, barking deer, stooped beer, the bison and the elephant. More than 60 types of birds and 10 types of snakes are also found here. The highest peak in the sanctuary is the 923 m high Poumudi. The average annual rainfall here is about 30,000 mm