Situated on the banks of the Nila, Cheruthuruthy is like any other small town in Kerala, except for its fame as a cultural nerve centre. The causal traveler’s first brush with Cheruthuruthy is the tolls bridge named after the town on the Thrissur – Palakkad highway.

The establishment that put Cheruthuruthy on the map is the famous Kalamandalam, the premier institution in Kerala for training in the traditional art forms. The result of one man’s vision, the institute was established by the poet, Vallthol Narayana Menon.Since then, Cheruthuruthy has played host to innumerable visitors, all of whom wish to see the institute.

Not far from the site of the old Kalamandalam is Vallathol’s tomb. A portrait gallery of the poet and Kalamandalam’s artistes is housed in a part of the old building. Apart from the magic of this great institute, Cheruthuruthy with its peaceful, rustic environs gives you everything you might want for a guiet, restfull holiday. Spend time in thoughtful contemplation on the banks of the ancient Nila, learn something new about the wizardry of traditional craft at the potter’s colony where you can alos pick up beautiful souvenirs and mementoes for those back home, or treat yourself at the well equipped ayurvedic hospital and reach centre, situated close to River Nila.The railway town of Shoranur lies just across the river.

Getting There

By Air : The nearest is Cochin International Airport,78 km

By Rail : The nearest railhead is Shoranur junction,3 km

By Road: The town lies 31 km from Thrissur on the State highway connecting Thrissur and Shoranur: KSRTC buses are available from all over Kerala to Thrissur.


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