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Swaraj Round, Thrissur

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Swaraj Round or Thrissur Round is the local name for circular road in the centre of the City of Thrissur in The Heart Of Kerala, India, surrounding the 65-acre (260,000 m2) hillock called the Thekkinkadu Maidan which seats the Vadakkumnathan Temple. Swaraj Round is the biggest Roundabout in South Asia. It is one of the largest financial, commercial and business centers in Kerala. Seventeen roads are joining to the Swaraj Round. Encircling the Thekkinkadu Maidan, Swaraj Round surrounds the small hillock on which the Vadakkunnathan Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is built. It is the largest circular road surrounding a ground in India.It is the second largest roundabout in the world.

Swaraj Round
CBD
A bird's eye view of Swaraj Round
A bird's eye view of Swaraj Round
Swaraj Round is located in Kerala
Swaraj Round
Swaraj Round
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°31′39″N 76°12′52″E / 10.527573°N 76.21447°E / 10.527573; 76.21447Coordinates: 10°31′39″N 76°12′52″E / 10.527573°N 76.21447°E / 10.527573; 76.21447
Country India
DistrictThrissur
Government
 • BodyThrissur Municipal Corporation
Languages
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0487
Vehicle registrationKL-08
Nearest cityCity of Thrissur
Civic agencyThrissur Municipal Corporation

Swaraj Round is one of the biggest commercial centers and busiest shopping areas of Thrissur city which houses Malls, shopping centers, retail outlets of jewelers, textiles. It is also the prime location for shopping in Thrissur for gold and textiles. It is one of the main central business district (CBD) area of Thrissur City.[1] There are two pedestrian subways in the Swaraj Round. One near Paramekkavu temple and other at M.O. Road Junction.[2] The Swaraj Round is the venue of a grand Pulikali on the fourth Onam day. On this day Pulikali troupes from different parts of the district come here to perform.[3]

Schematic map of Swaraj round, Thrissur

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NATPAC plan to reduce traffic snarls in Thrissur". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2005-04-19. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
  2. ^ "New subway to be opened on Monday". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
  3. ^ "Pulikali During Onam Festival Kerala". Naturemagics. Retrieved 2010-02-15.