Trichy Tourism
Pilgrimage

Trichy Tourism

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Trichy Info

  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 85 m
  • Pincode: 620001
  • District: Tiruchirappalli
  • Language: Tamil
  • STD code: 0431
  • Weather: Summer 26 to 38°C, Winter 20 to 30°C

Tiruchirapally or Trichy is an industrial town, with important industries such as BHEL, OFT, HAPP and the Golden Rock Railway Work Shop.  Situated on the banks of the Cauvery River, in ancient times it was home to the Cholas, the Pallavas and the Pandyas. Trichy is built around the 83 m high Rock Fort, which is almost 3,800 million years old.

 

Sightseeing Highlights:

 

The Rock Fort is an abruptly jutting out rock believed to be among the oldest rocks in the world. It has the ruins of a fort and a temple on the top. Srirangam (7 km), is an island pilgrim spot in the middle of the Cauvery, with the famous Sri Ranganathaswami Temple. Tiruvanaikkaval Temple is another famous temple 2 km east of Srirangam. The Maariamman Temple, 12 km to the north, is one of the most visited shrines in Tamil Nadu, dedicated to Shakti or the Mother Goddess. See bronze and stone sculptures on display at the Government Museum on Bharathidasan Road, and the St John's Church (1812), near the Theppakulam (Temple tank). Chinna Kadai

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Siddharth

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  • Siddharth
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  • 1 Review
  •  161 readers

"A land of Temples indeed!"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It was my first trip to Tamil Nadu. I didn't have much expectations from the place except that I will get some nice places to click. It was a weekend getaway and also a friends marriage in town.

We get down at the main bus station and took an auto to reach the guest house. The auto people could understand Hindi and it wasn't much problem to make them understand the destination. The only problem was pronouncing the places properly.

On almost every street we could find a temple. We asked for the main market and went to see the rock temple which was right at the centre of the market. It was indeed a very crowded Street and after walking for about 200m on that crowded Street, we saw the entrance of the rock temple. There were some 400 steps to reach to the top if I am not wrong. But the view from the top was worth every step of the rock. At the entrance there were some shops of flowers and other souvenirs and artifacts.

Another temple was the Shiva temple. We had to take an auto which charged around 150 bucks to take there.

A locality told us that there are basically two types of devotees in South. One are the followers of Shiva and the other Vaishnavas. Both have different ways of praying to their Gods.

One must visit this city to have a feel of the Temples. Since I went around 5 months back, I can't remember the Temples names.
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Manivannan R.

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  • Manivannan R.
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  390 readers

"Hotspot for techies and heartthrob for pilgrims"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The heart of Tamil Nadu is here. The flowing Cauvery, serene Srirangam, heart filling Akilandeswari, Trimurthys at Uthamar Koil are all there to bless and bath you with the cherished moments of yester-years' golden times.

The Gateway to Madurai, Coimbatore and magnificent Big temple of Tanjore. The GRAND Anaicut of Karikalan era is an engineering marvel. Want a cool off, drive to Mukkombu and further to Kodai Hills. Have the luxury of time, you can still wander around Kumbakonam, Tanjore etc. And relive the historical glory of this part of land.
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Sankar krishnan

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  • Sankar krishnan
  • 2 Reviews
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"Wonderful darshan!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 29, 2016
Nice place to visit. We had a wonderful darshan at Uchi Pillayar and srirangam. Walking through the mountain in Uchi Pillayar with kids was nice. Luckily there was no crowd. So we got good enough time to walk through the mountain. Took bath in kaveri river. Kids enjoyed a lot in the river. As there were no crowd and water was flowing smoothly so kids had a lot of fun. Darshan at Srirangam was quite amazing. Very less crowd. Even in general queue itself it took just 30 mins to got the darshan from Sri Rangar. We had visited the temple twice one was Saturday evening and the other one was at next day early morning. Nice place over all. Seems this is the right time to visit these places ( Feb 2016 ).
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Veeraraghavan Subramanian

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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 8 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
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"Nice city for religious tour"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 18, 2016
The city is very clean and neat. Even the common man can afford to tour around this city. There are many places and temples to visit like Uchi Pillaiyar Koil, Sri Renganathaswamy temple, Tirivanaikoil, Samayapuram, Kallanai, Viralimalai, Brammapureswarar temple, Vayaloor murugan temple, etc. The cities like Tanjore, Kumbakonam and Chidambaram and are all well connected and frequent buses are available. One can plan Navagraha temple visit by staying in Trichy easily. The peoples are very nice to interact here and helping in nature. The cost of food also cheap and best here.
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Amod Kaushik

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  • Amod Kaushik
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  •  1 helpful vote
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"Peaceful and religious trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
I have been here in August and frankly speaking it is a place where we can loose our mental disturbance. Very peaceful and religious place where each one should visit just to gain patience and increase some beliefs in gods. New rituals and customs I have learnt here.
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Subhramanian

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  • 42 Reviews
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"Ideal place to go!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 28, 2016
The City of Tirichirapalli or Trichy in short is located strategically between Thanjavur and Erode. All places of worship are located nearby. The City itself occupies pride of place and nearby Srirangam is the abode of Lord Ranganatha. The famous Dasavatharam Temple. Samyapuram Marriamman temple, Thiruvanaikkaval etc; are all near by. The city is well connected by Roads and rail head and is easily accessible.

There are a number of staying options and one can get decent accommodation at reasonably good price. But be careful to book well in advance for the city is a destination for tourists who flock the place in huge numbers. Food options are plenty and the quality is good and affordable.
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Sandy R

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  • Sandy R
  • Lives in Nashik
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"Awesome Temple City-Trichy"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 29, 2015
I visited Trichy and it is a very nice place to go to temple and where we can find all types of temple. It is also called as Rockfort City and for shopping also we can find many places. Srirangam temple is an awesome place and we can find the art of sculptures and we can spend more time over there.
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Kamalesh Kumar

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  • Kamalesh Kumar
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
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"Visit only for for its Temples"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 7, 2015
Trichy is very nice to visit all temples and tourist spots, especially uchi pillayar kovil temple is very famous and very pleasant to visit. We had a full view of Trichy from this place. Its really nice to watch the River cauvery from Rock fort. Evening time your can go around for Purchase.
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Manikandan Srinivasan

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  • Manikandan Srinivasan
  • Lives in Chennai
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"Had a good experience"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Oct 9, 2015
Lot of places there to visit Trichy city. From there, Vayalur Murugan temple is so near. It was covered with coconut trees. Very very nice to travel with the road. Calm cool place. We can realize experience excellence. Then Vekkaliyamma temple which suited in the city, One of my favourite temple.
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Sathish kesavan

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"Sightseeings are nearby"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 28, 2015
Cauvery River flows here and places like Uchi Pillaiyar Temple, Garden or Fort are to be visited. Sightseeing places are very near to destination where we stayed (Rockfort View Hotel) this shouldn't be missed at all.
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