Thrissur Zoo & Museum, started functioning sometime in 1885 is located right at the heart of Thrissur 2km from town, around 13.5 acres of the compound with a variety of fauna like the lion tailed macaque, sloth bear, species of birds and deer. The snake park has a reptilian collection of King Cobras, Cobras, Python, Kraits, Vipers and Rat Snakes. Interestingly there is a public road across the zoo which separates the zoo into two! To reach the rear section, you need to cross an over bridge across the road. Zoo & Museum offers an amazing experience for children and research students. The small Art Museum within the zoo compound is superb example of wood-carvings, metal sculptures, Kathakali figures, ancient jewellery and a wonderful collection of traditional Kerala lamps. It also houses a large number of historic items such as swords, jewellery, rocks, stuffed butterflies, etc.
Thrissur Zoo & Museum is located right at the heart of Thrissur (Trichur) city at a place called Chembukavu. It is at a walking distance from the famous "Thrissur round" (one of the longest inner ring roads in India) and the famous Vadakkunnathan temple. Thrissur zoo is small, but the Museum houses a large number of historic items such as swords, jewellery, rocks, stuffed butterflies etc. There is also a small snake park inside the zoo.
Thrissur zoo started functioning sometime in 1885 and covers over 5 acres of land. Housing complexes and colonies are located right next to the zoo.
We reached the zoo around 12PM on a Friday and it wasn’t very crowded. The zoo is open from 9am to 6:30pm while the museum is open from 10am to 5pm. It is closed during Mondays and the museum is closed till 1PM on Wednesdays. We stood at the entrance for few minutes and saw a steady stream of autorickshaws carrying tourists to the zoo.