Avadayar Koil, Gunaseelam, St. John's Church,
Best Buys : cheroots, cigars, handicrafts, brassware, jewelry
and carpets. Trichy is famous for variety of fresh and colourful
Best Hangouts : Viralimalai Sanctuary
Nearby Tourist Destinations : Dindigul - 93 km, Karur - 69
km, Manapparai - 37 km, Pudukkottai - 50 km, Thanjavur - 48 km
When to Visit : September to May
The historical city of Tiruchirappalli, popularly known as Trichy,
is situated on the banks of the Kaveri River (also Cauvery) in the
southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located at a distance of 320 km
from Chennai (previously known as Madras) and 150 km from Madurai
(the temple city), this Chola Dynasty citadel, noted for its
profound wisdom of the Sangam Age, still wears the age-old glory
around it. Today, the city with a blend of glorious past and
divinity through the famous Dravidian temples, stands as a
commercial and tourist hub of Tamil Nadu.
Major Tourist Attractions in Trichy ( Tiruchirappalli )
Ranganathaswamy Temple, A
little away from Trichy, this is one of the major tourist attractions
in Trichy. Sprawling over a huge 600acres, it is arguably the
largest temple in India. The Pandyas, the Cholas and the Hoysalas
laid their hands in building of this temple between the 14th
and the 17th centuries.
A small town near Tiruchirappalli, it known for the impressive
Murugan temple and enchanting Peacock Sanctuary, where one can
see a great number of wild peacocks roaming around. If you are
lucky, you may also see them dancing.
Rock Fort Temple
The Rock Fort temple complex in Tiruchirappalli is a collection
of three temples - the Manikka Vinayakar temple at the foot of
the hill, the Uchhi Pillayar Koyil at the top of the hill and
the Taayumaanavar Koyil (Shivastalam) on the hill.
40 km from Trichy, the museum is located near the Pudukkottai station
and houses rare and attractive collections of objects related
to Geology, Zoology, Paintings, Anthropology, Epigraphy and Historical
Records. However, it remains closed on Mondays.
How to Reach
Air: The Tiruchirappalli airport is located
5 km from the city. Indian Airlines connects Trichi with Chennai,
Sharjah, Kuwait, and Colombo.
Rail: Trichi is an important junction on the
Southern Railway. It is connected to all the major cities of
Tamil Nadu and neighboring states.
Road: Trichi is also well connected by road
with important places in South India.
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