Surcharges with architectural marvels and natural beauty, Trichy is one of the most famed towns of the state of Tamil Nadu whose history dates back to 2500 years. Situated on the banks of the Kaveri river, Trichy is also known as Tiruchirapalli, which means the 'town of respected monks'. The city derived its name after a battle that Lord Shiva had with a three-headed demon named Trisiras. The beautiful temples, monuments, churches and mosques in Trichy are its main attractions.
Attractions of Trichy
Rock Fort Temple
It is one of the must-see destinations of Trichy. The temple complex encompasses three temples namely the Manikka Vinayaka temple, the Uchhi Pillayar Koyil and the Taayumaanava Koyil (Shivastalam) temple. The Rock-Fort temple had been carved out of a huge rock reflecting the height of human creativity. Dominating the landscape of Trichy, the temple towers to a height of 83 m and is older than the rocks of the Himalayas.
Sri Jambukeswara Temple
Dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, the Sri Jambukeswara Temple is known for its matchless architecture. The temple houses a half-immersed lingam.
Viralimalai Sanctuary is a peacock sanctuary located 30 km from Trichy. The sanctuary also houses a temple known as the Murugan temple.
Renowned for its cave frescoes, the Sittanavasal is a Jain sanctuary located 58 km from Trichy.
Located near Trichy, the Ranganathaswamy temple is a marvelous tourist attraction, which must not be missed. Its architectural beauty will leave you enchanted. It also holds great mythological significance.
Built in honor of Lord Ranganatha, one of the forms of Lord Vishnu, the Srirangam Temple is situates 5 km from Trichy. It is one of the the largest temples in India and is surrounded by seven fortified walls. It has an arresting Gopuram, a tall tower and mesmerizing sculptures, which are notable.
Festivals are celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in Trichy. Some of the famous festivals of Trichy are Garuda Seva, Mohini Alangaram, and Vaikunta Ekadasi. The most famous festival of the city is the Float Festival(March-April) held at the Rock Fort temple.
The markets of Trichy are filled with amazing handicrafts such as brass ware, musical instruments,cigars, carpets, jewelery, artificial diamonds, hand loom textiles, pith models of temples, silk,glass bangles and wooden and clay toys. Head for the Big Bazar street, Khadi Kraft, Junction Road, Poompuhar Sales Emporium and Saraswati Stores for a great shopping experience in Trichy.
Best Time To Visit
From October to March
How To Reach
The nearest airport is at 5 km from Trichy. It connects Trichy with the main cities of Tamil Nadu. International flights are also available.
The railway station at Trichy connects the city with all the major cities of South India.
Bus services, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws are the means of transport to explore the city. A good network of road connects Trichy with various cities of South India.
From luxurious hotels to middle class hotels and budgeted hotels, catering to the different needs and budgets of tourists, all are available in Trichy.