Trichy Tour

Trichy Tour

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Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India

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Trichy, also known as Tiruchirappalli is located, in the central part of Tamil Nadu. With an area of 18.47 Sq Km, Trichy is fourth largest city of the state. Situated on the banks of Cauveryriver, the city has religious as well as historical importance. The city is characterized by several temples, churches and a large number of must visit spots.

Trichy was the citadel of the Pandyas, Cholas and the Nayakas. An 83 meter high Rock Fort, is the most famous landmark of the city. The fort is regarded as one of the oldest in the world , approximately 3,800 years old. At the top of the rock the Ucchi Pillayar Koil temple is situated, which is dedicated to Lord Vinayaka, from where one can have a spectacular view of the city.

The city presents a fine mixture of tradition and modernity built around the Rock Fort. The fort was one of the main centers around which the wars of the Carnatic were fought in the 18th century, during the British-French struggle for supremacy in India. In addition to the rock Fort, there are many Churches, Colleges and Missions dating back to the1760s. The town and its fort were built by the Nayaks of Madurai.

This city has produced several great Tamil scholars who gave a significant contributions to the Tamil literature. Trichy is a major commercial centrein Tamil Nadu, and is famous for artificial diamonds, handloom cloth,cigars, glass bangles and wooden and clay toys.

People in Trichy :
The people of the city lead a simple lifestyle and they celebrate many festival all through the year. Every year at Samayapuram Mariamman temple three important festivals namely Poochoriyal, Panch Prakaram and Brahmotsavam are celebrated. During the festival thousands of people from various castes and communities throng the temple.

Annual festivals of thecity are celebrated during Thai Poosam and in the Tamil months of Pankuni and Chittrai. On the last Sunday of Pankuni the festival ends, while the Chariot festival is celebrated on the first Tuesday of Chittirai. The float festival takes place a week later.

Major Tourist Attractions in Trichy: Rock Fort, Thiruvanikaval Temple, St. Lourd's Church, Natharvali Dargah, Museum etc.
Rock Fort, Trichy
The Rock Fort is the only outcrop in the city, that soars 83 meters high from the surrounding plains. The Rock Fort temple is the landmark of Trichy. The 3,800 million years old rock is one of the oldest in the world, as old as the rocks of Greenland and older than the Himalayas.

One has to take a flight of 437 steps to reach Rock Fort. The Shri Thayumanaswamy Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva stands halfway up. The temple has a 100 pillared hall and a Vimana. The Fort offers a breathtaking view of the city and its landmark like Srirangam, Cauvery River, Coleroon River and Thiruvanaika Kovil.
Thiruvanikaval Temple, Trichy
Thiruvanaikaval Temple or Jambukeswara Temple, dedicated to Shiva is situated 2 Kms east of Srirangam. Legend says that two devotees of Shivawere born under the influence of a curse as a white elephant and a spider.

The elephant worshipped Shiva with flowers and water brought in its trunk so the temple is named after the elephant. The Shiv Lingam is installed underan ancient Jambu tree, and is partially submerged by water, that means to represent God incarnate as water.
St. Lourd's Church, Trichy
The Church of Our Lady of Lourd, was built in 1812. It is in the heart of the Trichy city, surrounded by business markets. The Church stays within the St. Joseph College complex. The Church has 200 feet tall tower that is visible from a long distance.

Built in gothich architectural style, the church has several doors, which when opened, turns the church into an airy pavilion. The stained glass panels depicting tales from the Bible are truly beautiful.
Natharvali Dargah, Trichy
The ancient Dargah, more than 1000 years old, is situated in the heart of Trichy city. Baba Natharvalioccupy a high rank among the Islamic saints of the world. Even though he was the sultan, he had no attachment to pleasures of royal life, right from his younger days.

He descended from his throne and undertook holy pilgrimage for propagation of Allah's glory according to Islamic tenets. The Dargah presents the fabulous architectural style, and the dome made up of shining marbles provides a beautiful look to the Dargah.
Museum, Trichy
The museum is located at Rani Mangammal Mahal near Super Bazaar of Trichy. The museum has the collection of severals cultures of Mahavir, Buddha and Vishnu etc. It also houses fossils, prehistory Megalithic, Paleolithic and Neolithic tools, earthen moulds for metals, inscriptions and palm leaf manuscripts, insects, reptiles, birds,mammals.

Ancient sculptures such as thirumal crawling Krishna, thirumal with consorts, Goddess Durga, Saint Manickavasagar, Nataraja and Chandra Sekharare on display. In addition the museum has the collection of tribal model of Pachamalai hills, Thanjavur painting , Coins of India etc.

The museum remains open on all week days except Fridays from 10.00 am to 17.00 pm.
Famous Excursions from Trichy
Srirangam, an important pilgrim centre lies at a distance of about 7 Kms from Trichy. Srirangam with a area of 600 acre is bordered by the Cauvery River on one side and its tributary Kollidam on the other side

The town is enclosed within the seven wall of the massive Sriranganathaswami Temple dating back to 14th to 17th centuries.There are many people behind the construction of temple, including the Cheras, Pandyas, Cholas, Hoysalas and rulers from Vijaynagar. There are 22 gopurams, one among these is the tallest in India. 21 gopurams were built between the 14th and 17th centuries, while 73 meter high 13-tiered Rajagopuram was built in 1987.
Accommodation in Trichy
Several hotels are available in the city for tourists. The hotels ranging from 4 Star to 2 Star, catering to the budget of the tourists. The hotel offers a pleasant stay well-equipped with modern luxuries. The famous hotels of the city are Breeze Residency or Jenneys Residency (4 Star), Hotel Sangam (4 Star), SRM Hotel (3 Star), Abbirami Hotel (2 Star), Ashby Hotel, FeminaHotel, Hotel Aanand and Ramyas Hotel.
Best Time to Visit in Trichy
Trichi enjoys a moderate climate where you can visit any time in the year. The maximum temperature during summer goes around 37°C, while during winter it dips to a low of 20°C. So the best time to visit Trichi is from October to March.
How to reach Trichy?
By Air - The Trichy airport is located at a distance of 5 Kms from the city. The airport is connected with with Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Sarjah, Kuwait and Colombo.

By Rail - Trichy Railway Station is an important station on the Southern Railway. It is connected with Chennai, Chidambaram, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tirupathi, Rameswaram, Bangalore, Mysore, Kochi,Kanyakumari and Mangalore.

By Road - The city is well connected by road with important places and south Indian cities. The distance of the different towns are Chennai (316 Kms), Chidambarm (173 Kms), Coimbatore (204Kms),Tanjore (60 Kms), Darasuram (83 Kms), Madurai (142 Kms), Kumbakonam (98Kms), Mahabalipuram (354 Kms), Ooty (302 Kms), Pondicherry (243 Kms) and Gangaikondacholapuram (133 Kms).
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