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Richa singh .5.0/5
Trichy is full of temples and best time to visit would be July to November; Srirangam Shri Ranganatha Swamy temple visit was worth though it took several hours due to en number of devotees from Andhra Pradesh. We had darshan of Goddess without much difficulty. Other places worth for the visit are Malaikottai (Rockfort) Vinayak temple, Samayapuram Mariamman temple, Gunaseelam Shri Prasanna Venkatachalapathy temple, Uraiyur Vekkali Amman temple and we visited three temples. Gunaseelam temple visit was memorable on 13th Sep, as this was celebrated as Krishna jayanthi.
First time visitors go to Mukkombu, a tourist place en-route to Kulithalai and with water in cauvery river this site would have been very beautiful. In Srirangam, affordable staying can be possible in Yatri Niwas & single, double and dormitory facilities are there. A fantastic food served in the restaurant in Yatri Niwas & free bus service for the temple visit. One can get hot filter coffee in road side shops near to temple entrance.
Srirangam has a beautiful Rajagopuram, the tallest in Asia & so many ATMs. Food is very economical, clean and tasty. We have had hot idlis in night shops and two types of chutney and sambar .. Amazing taste.
Your time will get passed so quickly in riverbed, market and inside temples in Trichy.
Overall it was a good trip.
City with temple, church and mosque in the same street
I am heading to Trichy
History of Tiruchirappalli
Tiruchirappalli or Trichy is an industrial town, with important industries such as BHEL, OFT, HAPP and the Golden Rock Railway Workshop. 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.
Things to Do in Tiruchirappalli
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 Ranganathaswamy Temple. Thiruvanaikaval Temple is another famous temple 2 km east of Srirangam.
The Mariamman 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).