Trichy Tourism

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

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).

Trichy is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Thanjavur and Kumbakonam.

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Saranya Devanathan

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  • Saranya Devanathan
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 302 Reviews
  •  2858 helpful votes
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"City with temple, church and mosque in the same street"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
I went to Trichy to attend a meeting. I coaxed 2 of my friends to join and all 3 stayed in the same room and shared the taxi fare. Though the city is kept clean, I could not enjoy it because there were no footpath. Autos and taxis have no meter. They charge minimum? 50. We need to bargain for trips. Balaji cabs Mr Sakthi (7708219030) was nominal. He adjusted to our change of plans. He helped to find food and toilet. Generally people were friendly and helpful. At the centre of the city itself the Uchipillaiyar koil is there on the historic rock fort. The gothic sculpted church of St Lourde is at the foot hill. We had 'paan' prepared with local special dark tangy betel leaves. Special karpooravalli and malai bananas were tasty though the look dark and unripe. Near theppakolam, hot **** puttu, both rice and ragi, fresh jack fruits made our dinner. My friends enjoyed jigirthanda when I relished sweet and kara paniyarams in the food court. Since Trichy is near Chettinad, I enjoyed vathakolambu, special rice payasam and chettinad chicken and fish fry. Though the weather was hot and humid, the sweet mangos of the season compensated. Srirangam and Thankful with huge temples were part of the city itself. Tanjavoor and Stanislaw were within an hour travel. We should have visited after monsoon to enjoy Cauvery river and oldest Kallanai dam. It was pathetic to see them dry. People are burning and cutting the thorny dark neem trees all over- supposed to be draining all water.
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Prabu rajan

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  • Prabu rajan
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  • 12 Reviews
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"Prefect Desitination for Temples and Traffic Free Roads"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Feb 26, 2017
Trichy has all ways been a place of Temples and where you have different types of Gods from Famous Ganesh Temple to Famous Samayapuram Mariamman Temple. After the recent renovation works in Samayapuram Marriamman Temple and mandala Puja is going on for 24 days, so its a famous hot spot for the religious people. I am happy to be part of the devotee to visit the temple and have a darshan during this period.
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Joseph m

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  • Joseph m
  • 17 Reviews
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"Excellent trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 13, 2017
Trichy lot of temple here. Actually Trichy is center of tamilnadu. Trichy near by srirangam and poondi matha chruch. Rock fort, Mukgombu, and kallanai near by Trichy. Over all experience is super. Am staying hotel is ramyas is super. All staff are co-operative. Room is super food is super. All is well. Thanks to make my trip
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Mahadevan Srinivasan

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  • Mahadevan Srinivasan
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  1396 readers


  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2016
When you reach on self driving, it is advised that we hire temporary driver to move around Trichy, with Rs. 300 for 4 hrs. Being the local driver they know all the places to be covered and you can forget about parking facilities. Wherever you go, you will find good restaurants.
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Subramanyam Dasarraju

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  • Subramanyam Dasarraju
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 5 Reviews
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"Hygienic. Good hotel for family"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2016
A Decent hotel situated nearby Highway, disturbance free. Hygienic, good complimentary breakfast buffet. Hassle free check in and check out. Family people can stay confidentially. Recommended to stay others. Wash room staying room is good. Drier not provided in Bath room.
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Puspanathan iyakannu

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  • Puspanathan iyakannu
  • 2 Reviews
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  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 30, 2016
It's beautiful temples surrounding, a lot of historical sites, variety of shopping center, you can find anything you like. Banana leaf food very tasty. Can purchase spices in best price. Beautiful sarees and chuddithar from various palace, well design medical institute and colleges for foreign and local. Transportation like bus all destination facility available.
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  • Siddharth
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"A land of Temples indeed!"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted May 7, 2016
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 good photos. It was a weekend getaway and also a friend?s marriage in town. We got 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.
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"Hotspot for techies and heartthrob for pilgrims"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 25, 2016
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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  • Veeraraghavan Subramanian
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Nice city for religious tour"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 18, 2016
The city is very neat and clean. 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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