Trichur has been labeled as the cultural capital of Kerala. Its name is derived from Tiru-Shiva-perur (the town with the name of Lord shiva). The town is built around a hillock top and its most promiment feature is the Shiva temple known as Vadakkumnathan temple, which is located directly in the centre of town. The rest of the city seems to have developed around the temple.
Of all the districts in Kerala, we spent our most time here in Trichur.
See some general pictures of Trichur here