Situated on the banks of the river Cauvery,Tiruchirappalli, the forth largest city in the state was a citadel of the early Cholas which later fell to the Pallavas. But the Pallavas never really managed to retain control of this strategic city and lost it to the Pandiyas several times. This tug of war finally ended when the Cholas reasserted themselves in the 10th century. The fort of Tiruchy continued to be in their possession until the decline of the empire after which it became a Vijayanagar stronghold.

When this empire collapsed in 1565, Tiruchy came to be occupied in turn by the Nayaks of Madurai, the Marathas, the Navabs of Carnatic, the French and finally the British. But it was under Nayaks of Madurai that Tiruchy flourished and prospered in its own right and grew to be the city that it is today. Tiruchy is a fine blend of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort. Apart from the fort, there are several churches colleges and missions dating back to the 1760s. With its excellent infrastructure facilities, Tiruchy will serve as a good base to see central Tamilnadu.

Places to see


The most famous    land  mark   of this district   is            Rockfort   Temple. This temple crowns a  massive  outcrop of rock, that soars 83 meters    upwards, from   the surrounding   plains. It is reached by a step flight of 437 steps cut into the rock. Halway up is  the Sri Thayumanaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It  has  a   100 pillared hall, and a Vimana. From    its summit  we   will   get a fantastic   view   of the  town    plus  its  other  main    landmark, Srirangam, Cavery   River, Coleroon River , Thiruvanaika Kovil


Sanctity is accorded to a place  on the basis of its threefold popularity   of the presiding deity, the quality of the  holy waters and its hoary past. The     holy shrine   of Srirangam  has  al   l these attributes    in rich    measure. The  township of Srirangam envelopping the shrine is situated on a tiny island formed by the bifurcation of the river Cavery at  a  place   called Mukkombu (Upper    anaicut). The southern distributary   of the   river retains the name  Cavery, while    the northern branch is called  Coleroon. The abode of the Supreme Lord, Sri Ranganatha, the reclining   form of Lord Vishnu is situated in   Srirangam   8 kilometers from Trichy city.There   are  not  less than 22 gopurams, one of which is the tallest in India. The 72m high 13-tiered Rajagopuram was built in 1987 while the remaining 21 gopurams were built between th 14th and 17th centuries.


Thiruvanaikaval    Jambukeswara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva  is situated  2 kms east of Srirangam, The temple is named after the   elephant   which  is   believed   to have worshipped Lord Siva here. Installed under an ancient Jambu tree, the lingam is partially submerged by water and meant to represent  God incarnate as water.

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TIRICHY temple



Built in 1812, this church has lovered doors, which when opened, turns the church into    an   airy   pavilion. Its excellent setting    and    marvelous architecture, makes   it  a site worth visiting. It is in the heart of the Trichy city, surrounded by commercial markets.


It  is  ancient  Durga more    than 1000 years old. It  is  marvelous architecture , the doom is made up of shining marbles giving a great look to the  Durga. It  is  also  situated in the heart of Trichy City.


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

Travel within city

Travelling around Tiruchy is easy, as the city is well developed and has a good network of travel options. There are many buses and auto rickshaws available for travel in the city of Tiruchy, and a network of share auto rickshaws also ply through the city.


While travelling in Tiruchy, opting for bus travel can be a wise choice as the buses comprehensively cover all parts of the city. Travelling through bus in Tiruchy is also relatively safe as buses as always moderately crowded even during night time. The bus fares are also cheap and travelling in bus may cost you around Rs 3 to 9.


You can also opt for auto rickshaws in the city of Tiruchy, and these do not run on meter. Auto rickshaw drivers are bound to demand for a rate that is higher than the actual amount, so you should be aware of the local rates from the start. Talking to the locals and finding out the basic rates can help. Make sure you bargain for a good rate as fares will never go beyond Rs 70.

SHARED AUTO RICKSHAW You can also opt for share auto rickshaws while travelling in Tiruchy. A trip in a share auto rickshaw will cost you only around Rs 5 to 7, and this mode will be less crowded than a bus.

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