Swaraj Round, Thrissur
A bird's eye view of Swaraj Round
|• Body||Thrissur Municipal Corporation|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest city||Town of Thrissur|
|Civic agency||Thrissur Municipal Corporation|
Swaraj Round or Thrissur Round is the local name for circular road in the centre of the Town of Thrissur in 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.
Swaraj Round is one of the biggest commercial centers and busiest shopping areas of Thrissur which houses shopping centers, retail outlets of jewelers, textiles. It is also the prime location for shopping in Thrissur for gold and textiles. It is the only central business district (CBD) area of Thrissur Town. There are two pedestrian subways in the Swaraj Round. One near Paramekkavu temple and other at M.O. Road Junction. 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.
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