Trichy

Trichy CIty Guide

Trichy travel guide

Trichy, also known as Thiruchirapalli is an educational hub located exactly at the geo center of the South Indian state Tamil Nadu. It is an ancient town situated at the banks of the river Cauvery, renowned for its architectural monuments and culture as well. The city has been portraying an interesting blend of modernity with tradition in every phase of its existence.

The major landmark and the important tourist destination is the Rock Fort temple in Trichy. The temple atop the hillock is the icon of Trichy. From the base, you need to climb around 650 steps to reach the temple at the top where Lord Ganesha is the presiding deity. The aerial view of the city from the top of the hillock is a beautiful one. The hillock is a two tiered one and in the first floor, there exists a temple for Lord Shiva worshipped in the name of Thayumanava Swamy.

Besides the Rock Fort, there are many interesting places to visit in and around Trichy. The famous shopping zone is around the Rockfort where people from all the nearby villages visit for purchase during festivals. Even otherwise the shopping area is flooded the local population and the tourists.

There are many temples across the city and around the city. Famous among them are located in Srirangam, Tiruvanaikoil, Uraiyur,Samayapuram, Thriuvellarai, Thiruppainjeeli, Thirupattu, Annbil and the list goes on. Most of the temples have been in existence for many centuries and each temple complex is an architectural wonder..

Trichy is a habitat for heterogeneous populations following different religions because of the presence of Large Industriali Units like HAPP and BHEL functioning at Trichy. The city is famous for glass bangles, clay toys, diamond jewelry and the world famous cigars.

Come and enjoy the blend of architecture, culture, heritage and tradition of Thiruchirapalli.

Places of Attraction


Rock Fort Temple : The huge rock which is more than one billion years old, encompassed with two temples deploying the rock cut architecture, the icon of the city Tiruchirapalli is the Rock Fort. This has been a mesmerizing tourist attraction which stands 83meters tall. The entire rock is a two storeyed arrangement. The first floor houses a Shiva Temple where the presiding deity is Lord Thayumanava Swamy. Atop the rock, there is a beautifully constructed temple for Lord Ganesha. One can have the panoramic view of the city and the River Cauvery and the islet Srirangam from the top.The entire complex is under the preservation and maintenance of Archeological Departmentof India.

  • Entrance fee
  • Time to visit
  • Holidays
  • Video camera
  • Rs. 3/-
  • 6.00 AM-8.00 PM
  • No
  • Rs. 100/-

Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple : The two rivers Cauvery and Coleroon form an islet called Srirangam. This is the largest functioning temple complex in the worldrenowned as the first divyadesam out of the 108 as per the philosophy of the Vaishnavites.The gateway of the tower is the tallest in Asia.

  • Entrance fee
  • Time to visit
  • Holidays
  • Video camera
  • camera
  • Rs. 2/-
  • 6 AM–1PM & 2 PM – 9PM
  • NO
  • Rs-100/-
  • Rs. 50/-

View Point – Rs 10 (until 6.00pm only) Temple Museum Timings : 8AM–1PM & 2 PM– 5PM

Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswarar & Akilandeswari Temple : It is a significant holy place where Saivites offer prayer or worship. This temple is situated at a distance of 3 km from the city of Trichy and near to Srirangam. Lord Jambukeshwara (Shiva) and Lordess Akilandeswari (Parvathi) are presiding deities of this holy place. A Lingam representing Lord Shiva is the attarctioon of the temple, which is partially underwater. It depicts one of the five important elements water, which is also called "Appu". It takes 1 hour to pay a trip to this temple.

  • Entrance fee
  • Time to visit
  • Holidays
  • Video camera
  • camera
  • Rs. 3/-
  • 6.00 AM–8.00PM
  • NO
  • Rs.100/-
  • Rs.50/-

Samayapuram Mariamman Temple : This place of worship is 17 km away from Trichy.'Samayapuram Mariamman' is the presiding deity of the temple, who is supposed to be thesister of Lord Vishnu. It is also a significant place of Lord Shiva's wife goddessSakthi.

  • Entrance fee
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  • Holidays
  • Video camera
  • camera
  • -
  • Full Day
  • NO
  • Not Allowed
  • Not Allowed

Ayyappan Temple :the temple premises where there is a strict silence to be maintained is the famous Ayyappan temple situated near theCentral Bus Stand. There is a large meditation hall for the visitors to pray for their wellbeing. The traditional dress codes of South India areto be strictly adhered to for visiting this temple.

  • Entrance fee
  • Time to visit
  • Holidays
  • Video camera
  • camera
  • NO
  • 5.00AM-12:00 PM & 5 PM-8.30 PM
  • -
  • Strictly Not Allowed
  • Strictly Not Allowed

Vayalur Subramaniaswamy Temple : This holy place lies at a distance of 14 kms from Trichy.This place of worship is considered one among the most celebrated shrines of Lord Murugan.During all Shastis (Full Moon day/6th day of the New moon day), Thai Poosam, Panguni Uthiram,Karthigai, first day of the English as well as Tamil New Year, thousands of followers pay avisit to this temple.

  • Entrance fee
  • Time to visit
  • Holidays
  • camera
  • Rs. 300/-
  • 5 AM-12 PM & 4:00 PM-8 PM (On Kiruthigai, temple is opened throughout the day)
  • NO
  • Rs.400/-

Mukkombu (Upper Anaicut):This place is famous as an ideal picnic spot and is 18 Km away from Trichy. It is located at the starting point of the Srirangam Island.

  • Entrance fee
  • Time to visit
  • Holidays
  • Video camera
  • camera
  • Rs. 4/-
  • 6.00 AM-6.00 PM
  • NO
  • Rs. 30/-
  • Rs. 3/-

Lady Lourdes Church :Reflecting the style of the St.Lourde’s church in the Southern France, constructed is the church at the center of the city with a 200ft tall spire that can be seen from anywhere around at a distance of 8km radius.

  • Entrance fee
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  • Holidays
  • No
  • 7.00AM-1:30 PM & 6 PM-8.30 PM
  • NO

Kallanai (Grand Anaicut) : It is an ancient Dam 15 Km from Trichy. This dam was constructed by King Karikala Chola during 2nd century B.C. across the River Cauvery. This dam is considered one of the oldest water-regulators or water-diversion structures in the entire world. It is still in use. The dam was constructed to divert the waters of the River Cauvery for irrigation purposes through canals across the fertile Delta region.

Sightseeing from Trichy :
Trichy -Tanjore - Trichy
Tanjore is a city located at a distance of 65 kms from Trichy is called as the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu. Tanjore is famous forthe Big Temple which is a thousand years old architectural marvel UNESCO recognized World HeritageSite. The other places of interest are the Palace, Museum and the Art Gallery.

Sittanavasal : You will be taken aback by the fresco paintings on the walls andcaves which have been existing for more than 1000 years in a place called Chithannavasal which is a very small town at a distance of 60kms from Trichy. The entire place is a cluster of rock-caves with full of the antique paintings and it is called as the Ajantha of the South for the kind of paintingsportrayed inside the caves and the walls..

Narthamalai and Sittanavasal are flanked by Trichy & Pudukottai.

Rock Cut Jain Temple - Sittanavasal

  • Entrance fee
  • Time to visit
  • Rs. 5/- for Indian and Rs. 100/- for foreigner
  • 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM

Natural Cavern with stone beds, Aadi Pattam (Sittanavasal)

  • Entrance fee
  • Time to visit
  • Rs. 5/- for Indian and Rs. 100/- for foreigner
  • 9.00 AM to 5.30 PM

Trichy - Narthamalai - Sittanavasal - Trichy Narthamalai is located at a distance of 25 Km from the city of Trichy. The place is famous for a number of oldest structural stone temples constructed by Mutharaiyar. The Narthamalai Temple has 6 large dexterously engraved statues of Lord Vishnu installed in the central hall. The region is surrounded by nine small hillocks, Kottai-malai, Mela-malai, Kadambar-malai, Alurutti-malai, Paraiyan-malai, Man-malai, Bommadi-malai, Uvachchan-malai and Pon-malai. These hillocks contain Jaina Architectural remnants. A Pallava cave temple dated back to 9th century also lies to the South and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

  • Entrance fee
  • Time to visit
  • Holiday
  • camera
  • Rs. 100/-
  • 7.00 AM-12.00 PM & 4.00 PM-8.30 PM
  • NO
  • Rs. 50/-

Trichy - Chettinad - Trichy Chettinad is the native soil of the Nattukottai Chettiars(Nagarathar), a successful banking as well as business community. Chettinad is well-known for its gastronomic delicacies. The place is rich in art & architecture, cultural heritage, and is famous for its houses made with marble & Burma teak, have spacious rooms, wide courtyards.It is also famous for its 18th century houses.

Festivals and Celebrations :


Float Festival : The festival grandly celebrated in the Rock Fort temple is the Float festival held during the month of March-April during every year. The visitor can enjoy the deities decorated in a grand manner in their ceremonial dresses taken in procession in the twinkling lights.

Car Festival : As done in all the Hindu Temples, the Car Festival is celebrated in the temples of Rock Fort, Thiruvanaikoil and Srirangam in a very pomp manner during the Car festival is celebrated during the Tamil month Chithirai (April/May). Thousands of pilgrims participate in the procession of the chariots carrying the deities going around the streets and the temples.

Vaikunta Ekadasi Festival : More than three lakhs devotees waiting from the previous night to worship the God in Srirangam,coming out of the Door to Heaven(Sorga Vaasal)which is a very significant event called Vaikunta Ekadasi or Paradise Festival celebrated in mid Dec or early January. This is a very sacred occasion celebrated in all the Vishnu temples and this is predominantly attended in by huge crowd of devotees in Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple.

Aadi Perukku :As a gesture of gratitude to the River Cauvery for the abundant source of water, the Aadi Perukku festival is celebrated on the 18th day of the tamil month Aadi, which generally falls in August. This festival is treated as a reunion of family and friends sharing delicacies and playing on the banks of the river cauvery, praying to the river for a good harvest ahead.

Ways to Get In : Trichy is a significant junction of Southern Railway.The airport or Trichy is 6 km away from the city.

ROAD : Trichy is well connected to other cities of Tamil Nadu through highways.

  • Rameswaram is 250 Km and 5 hours drive
  • Kanyakumari is 395 Km and 8 hours drive
  • Karaikudi is 100 Km and 2 ½ hours drive
  • Madurai is 135 Km and 3 hours drive
  • Coimbatore is 200 Km and 5 hours drive
  • Velankanni is 175 Km and 4 hours drive
  • Ooty is 300 Km and 8 hours drive

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No.5 Annai Avenue,
Trichy, Tamilnadu +91-431-4226100
620006 India