Vilangan Kunnu, Thrissur ‘The Oxygen Jar’ in Kerala

VILANGAN KUNNU, THRISSUR
VILANGAN KUNNU

Vilangan Kunnu is a hillock located in Adat Panchayat, near Thrissur city of Kerala state in India.

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VILANGAN KUNNU: KNOW MORE

ABOUT

Reserve an entire day for Vilangan Kunnu so that you can make the most of the experience. This beautiful hillock is called the ‘Oxygen Jar’ of Thrissur and rightly so. The amusement park, spread over five acres, was renovated by the District Tourism Promotion Council as a holiday treat for people, promising fun, and of course, a breath of fresh air, away from the bustle of the city. The big draw here is that there is something for everyone. The park is also differently-abled friendly. An 800m-long walkway allows those using wheelchairs to enjoy the scenic views themselves. You can opt for a cab to the bottom of the hill via the Thrissur-Kunnamkulam road for a scenic ride and then walk up the hillock or hire a jeep. Local buses are also available. Children can choose from more than 13 amazing rides, including a Ferris wheel, a pedal boat pool ride, and that amusement park must-have – dancing cars. Ticket charges are Rs. 30, Rs. 50 and Rs. 100. A never-before experience is a 16D theatre with seats that revolve 180 degrees and a sensory experience of waterfalls, snowfall, and varied scents. It is sure to win full scores for its thrill factor. Brace yourselves at the Horror House, the ‘it’ place for a truly hair-raising visit. What awaits visitors atop the hill are sweeping views of Thrissur city for miles around from four vantage points. With a little planning, you can arrive in time to catch the day’s sunrise or sunset. This is simply an experience that is not to be missed. The hillock is home to 500 mango trees offering plenty of picnic spots for a lazy day. Keep your eyes open for peacocks as the park is a haven for winged beauties. Vilangan Kunnu is a plastic-free zone. Visitors carrying plastic bottles will have to leave them at the entrance where they will be tagged and kept ready for pick-up during exit. Eateries on the premises use only eco-friendly packaging. LED lights powered by solar energy have been installed at the amusement park. Restrooms have wide doors and handrails. Washbasins are set at heights that allow easy accessibility by differently-abled people.

CONNECTIVITY

  • Railway station: Thrissur railway station, 7 km away
  • Flight: Cochin International Airport, 50 km away
  • Timings: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Activities: Amusement rides, Trekking, Picnic, Shopping for trinkets and handicrafts at stalls

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