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Trichy Tourism

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Trichy Info

  • State: Tamil Nadu
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • 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.

 

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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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Karthick

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  • Karthick
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  516 readers

"A good place to enjoy" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
This is a very good place to enjoy each and every moment. I like the Kavery river, Rock fort temple etc. The view from rock fort temple was awesome. The textiles shop was good. Overall experiences is good and this is my memorable day.
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Arulraj M

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  • Arulraj M
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
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"A place with many temples around" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Trichy is a place where you will find maximum temple near by. Its really nice to watch the River cauvery in Rock fort. Evening time you can go around for Purchase. SARATHA Textile shop holds the good collections of Sarees with cheap Rate. I prefer to go with Veg Food, where many veg hotels are available.
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Vignesh Raju

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  • Vignesh Raju
  • Lives in Tiruchirappalli
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice place to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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. Mountain ranges are very lovely to visit this temple. Various tourist spots like kallanai and mukumbura to visit there.
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Preetam Mullur

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  • Preetam Mullur
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Stunning Tamil nadu"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Got an opportunity to take my mother to temples of Tamil Nadu. Thus we started to Trichy first. Thanjavur next. Rameshwaram, Madurai, Suchindram and Kanya kumari.

Trichy has 2 famous temples Srirangam and rock fort Ganesh temple. SRIRANGAM is a must see destination. It has river flowing on all sides of temple. The temple itself is very old and the sculpture is somewhat similar to the one in Srirangapatna.

Rock temple has flight of stairs one has to take to reach the top. Once you reach it gives you a breathtaking view of city, cauvery river and the srirangam. A serene place to watch beautiful sunset. If you go during Dasara time you will get to see the Dasara gombe golu lining several shops on the way to rock temple.

If you are an art collector buy the tanjore paintings in srirangam you wont get anywhere else.

Thanjavur has beautiful mammoth shiva temple. Several movies have been filmed here. Nice sculptures cut out of rock. Will easily take 1 hour to tour entire complex. Outside shops sell some mud dolls. Worth taking a look.

Rameshwaram also referred to as dakshin kashi is very famous hindu pilgrim center. It is very crowded and by chance if it rains it is very dirty too.

It is believed that one should not go to temple without doing samudra snan. Once inside the temple there are approx 11 wells and the temple authorities will give you a bath one mug for every 2/3 people. It is believed that it will relieve you from all sins.

Then you go and have a darshan of Lord Shiva. There is a spatika linga also inside the temple which they have a special darshan queue which we did not opt for.

Rameshwaram being a seaside town has several places of interest like the sita pada, floating stone (used to build bridge in ramayana to lanka), abdul kalam's birth place and bunch of shops selling pearls, sea shells, jade etc. It is pleasure going around. However beware of the quality not everything may be of genuine quality.

Madurai has a beautiful meenakshi temple. It is an amazing temple having 4 gates, amazing ramayana, mahabharata stories depicted in rock carvings that line the temple. The devi herself has a parrot in one hand. Beautiful. You will love it and stories of the goddess. Madurai has several saree shops and you can bargain too. Madurai is famous for cotton sarees. Did not find very good collection of salwars though.

Enroute to Kanya Kumari is Suchindram temple. A huge and nice temple complex. It houses several gods. There is a Hanuman temple. Popular Belief is that you have to buy butter which should be coated on Lord Hanuman. The God will cool down and will then grant all your wishes.

The next destination we travelled is Kanya Kumari. A popular and beautiful sea side town. You will see several nice hotels and many many shops for every type of tourist. The food variety is also good. Again many shops selling stones, pearls, beads, jade in and around the temple. It also has several types of conch sea shells stores. The temple relatively is less populated compared to Madurai Meenakshi temple.

There are several nice hotels around temple. Not very costly also.
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Manoj

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  • Manoj
  • Lives in Cochin
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  2295 readers

"Trichy - A best destination"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Trichy is now a days not only a complete tourist destination but also a business spot. The city is in the emerging trend with many corporate offices and other branch offices. Its the third biggest city in Tamil nadu next to Chennai and Coimbatore. A combination of business and tourist trip can be planned to Trichy.
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Aishwarya Selvan

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  • Aishwarya Selvan
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Sun soaked in Trichy"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted May 19, 2015
It's a place to visit for anyone who is fond of temples with fascinating stories. It's a place to stop by if you're travelling to other places in south of India via Trichy. We visited the place as a part of a road trip as a weekend getaway with family. The points of interest include the Ucchi Pillayar temple standing on top of rock fort that looks like a hillock. There are over 400 stone cut steps to climb to the top. One needs to have enough energy restoratives to complete the task of climbing up and down! Another temple we came across was the Srirangam temple of Lord Vishnu located in the city with beautifully crafted Gopurams. Not to mention, during the visits, the sun got us drained out with its almost unbearable humid heat. If you're visiting any temples down south, make sure you hear the story behind its existence, they never cease to amaze you.
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Kumar Sundaram

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  • Kumar Sundaram
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  • Lives in Chennai
  • 4 Reviews
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"A nice place with good temples"

  • 6/7
  • Posted May 9, 2015
I had been there for 3 days with family. Excellent place. There are many temples to visit. Especially visiting srirangam is an awesome experience. Don't miss that. Went there by train from Chennai. We stayed at hotel Ramyas. What a nice experience. The hotel people are very friendly and the manager was to helpful.
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Shreekrish R

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  • Shreekrish R
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 11 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  1390 readers

"Central Tamil Nadu"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted May 6, 2015
Trichy is in the centre of TN, once proposed for making it capital of TN, later dropped. A very Hot city. A small city compared to Metros. Many historical places and city with heritage temples. Cost of living is relatively lesser compared to many other cities.
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Dhivya Alluring

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  • Dhivya Alluring
  • Lives in Chennai
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  •  6 helpful votes
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"Heavenly place in earth to visit"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Nov 26, 2014
Trichy so called as Trichirappalli and in olden historic days it is called as Trichinolply (during English period). The, city is well connected to all places in Tamilnadu. It is majorly called for its historical spots such as million year old rock fort, big Kallanai Dam. Tanjore big temple and Mukumbo dam. It has also NIT, IIM, NLU, BIM, and lot more good schools. From this city one can go anywhere by road, train and airway. It takes only average of 6 hours to go to any place in Tamilnadu.
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Fakruddin Shaikh

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  • Fakruddin Shaikh
  • Lives in Navi Mumbai
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"A Day at Trichy"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 25, 2014
Take a break from your Office Trip stay back on Saturday or Sunday and enjoy the Lovely Lovable Places in Trichy. You can book a Cab for one Day Trip and enjoy the most exciting place you would like are Rockfort, Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam Island, and Nadir Shah Mosque. Climate will not be so favourable but you will enjoy. When I visited it was covered with cloud and was happy to God for favouring me.
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