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DESTINATION GUIDE INDIA - TRICHY

ABOUT TRICHY

Tiruchirappalli, known as Trichy is situated on the banks of the river Cauvery is the fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu. It was a citadel of the early Cholas which later fell to the Pallavas. Trichy 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. The town and its fort, now in Trichy were built by the Nayaks of Madurai. This city has given great Tamil scholars whose contributions to the Tamil literature have been very significant.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND PLACES - TRICHY

 

Ranganathaswamy Temple: A little away from Trichy, this is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Trichy. Sprawling over a huge 600acres, it is arguably the largest temple in India. The Pandyas, the Cholas and the Hoysalas laid their hands in construction of this temple between the 14th and the 17th centuries.

Sri Jambukeswara Temple: The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati his consort. The temple boasts of an outstanding architecture and enshrines a half-immersed lingam.

Rock Fort Temple: The impressive temple is built upon an 83meters high rocky outcrop. A long and steep series of steps lead to the temple. The Pallavas first laid their hands in construction of the temple and later the Nayakas made the fortifications.

Viralimalai Sanctuary: Only 30kms away from Trichy, the sanctuary is located centering round the Murugan temple. A considerable population of wild peacocks roams in the sanctuary is one of the important tourist attractions in Trichy.

Other tourist attractions in Trichy include: Natarwala Darga, St John's and Lourdes churches are other attractions in Trichy.

HOW TO REACH - TRICHY

By Air - Trichy / Tiruchirappalli has an airport with regular flights to and from Chennai, Sharjah, Kuwait and Colombo.

By Rail - Trichy / Tiruchirappalli is connected by a network of railways to and from Chennai, Thanjavur, Madurai, Tirupati, Tuticorin and Rameshwaram on the meter gauge, and Bangalore, Coimbatore, Mysore, Kochi, Kanyakumarai and Mangalore on the broad gauge.

By Road -  Trichy / Tiruchirappalli is well connected by road to all the major cities of South India.

 
 
 

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