Trichy (Tiruchirapalli)

Trichy or Tiruchirapalli (city of three headed demon) sprawls on the banks of the Cauvery River, at the foot of colossal Rock Fort Temple perched on a massive rocky outcrop. A 437 rock cut steps leads to the shrine of the god Ganesh. A view of Trichy town from the hilltop here is breathtaking. Trichy is also famous for Sriranganathaswami temple at Srirangam, on an island created by Cauvery and one of its tributaries. This is one of the most revered of the 108 pilgrimage shrines of Vishnu, and one of the largest temple complex in India. In close proximity to Sriengam temple is Sri Jambukeshwara Temple at Thiruvanaikoil. The temple signifies the one of the five elements Water and we can see water oozing out near the Shivalinga idol in the temple. Apart from this a visit to the Gandhi Market in the heart of the city is very interesting. The 128 year old market is one of the biggest and oldest market of Tamilandu, that and attracts people from all areas.

Attractions in Trichy (Tiruchirapalli), around and from Trichy (Tiruchirapalli)

  • Grand Anaicut Grand Anaicut (Kallanai Dam) An ancient dam built by Karikala Chola across the river Cavery in 2 AD.

  • Hazrath Nathervali Known for its marvellous architecture, the dome is made up of shining marbles giving a great look to the Durga. It is also situated in the heart of Trichy City.

  • Mukkombu wonderful picnic spot,where the river Kollidam branches off from the river Cavery. It is 18 kilometer from Trichy City.

  • Puliancholai A fine picnic spot, it is located in the foothills of the kolli rage. It is 72 kilometers from Trichy city.

  • Rock Fort The view from the fort is spectacular. The Vinayaka temple at the top is reached by climbing a tunnel in rock. Half way up is the Sri Thayumanaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Siva. It has a 100-pillar

  • Samayapuram Famous for its shrine to Goddess Mariamman. It is on the National Highway 45 (Trichy - Chennai highway). It is 20 kilometres from Trichy City.

  • Srirangam The most important pilgrim center in the district is located in an island just 5kms from Trichy. Srirangam, surrounded by the waters of the Cauvery on one side and its tributary Kollidam on the other

  • St. Lourdes Church Built in 1812, this church has levered doors, which when opened, turns the church into an airy pavilion. Its excellent setting and marvellous architecture, makes it a site worth visiting. It is in the

  • Tiruvanaikkaval or Jambukeswara Temp Situated 2 kms east of Srirangam, this beautiful Siva temple steals the show from the larger Ranganathaswami temple due to its excellent architectural design. The temple is named after the elephant, w

  • Tiruvanaikkavali The temple here has a Siva lingam almost submerged in water, which flows from a subterranean spring in the sanctum sanctorum. The Lord's name Jambukeswarar is derived from a legend that an elephant on