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GUIDE INDIA - TRICHY
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
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS AND
PLACES - TRICHY
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
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.
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 -
» 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.