Trichy Information

Tiruchirapalli, rock Fort city is situated on the banks of river cavery. Trichy is a fine blend of temples and monuments and is a great travel destination. Dominated by the granite rock soaring 84 meters into the skyline, Trichy also hosts the Golden Rock Locomotive Workshop, an Ordinance Factory, and NIT (National Institute of Technology) – Trichirapalli was for some time under the Mughal rule. Which was put to an end by the Vijayanagar rulers. The Nayaks, the Governors of Vijayanagar Empire, ruled this area till A.D. 1736. It was Viswanatha Nayaka who built the present day Teppakulam and the Fort. The Nayak dynasty came to an end during the days of Meenakshi. The Muslims rules this region again with the aid of either the French or the English armies, for some years. Tiruchirapalli was under the rule of Chandra Sahib and Mohamed Ali. Finally the English brought Tiruchirapalli and other areas under their control. The district was then under the hegemony of British for about 150 years till the independence of India.

Oomaiyan Kottai

This is here captured rebels were imprisoned by the British. It was built in the year 1687 by King Sethupathi of Ramanathupuram. The Siva temple has some inscriptions of music. There are two shrines in the Vishnu temple, and one here the Lord is represented in a reclining posture is particularly remarkable as it is the largest of its kind in the country. On the walls behind the idol arc beautiful carvings depicting Vishnu and the serpent Adisesha chasing away rakshasas (demons) by spewing fire and poison.

Uraiyur

This is the second of the two Sthalams in Tiruchirappalli, the first being the Rock Fort Temple. Uraiyur was the ancient capital of the early Cholas and the ancient city is believed to have been destroyed by a sand storm. Pugazh Chola Nayanar and Go Chenkan Cholan were born here, as was Tiruppaanaazhwar.

JalliKattu

In Suriyur, Manama and a few villages around Tiruchy, during the Pongal festival, Bull catching (Jallikattu) is taking place on mostly Kanum Pongal days. SILLAMBATAM in ancient days is being used for defense and for good physic. In this district Chola vadiyar is familiar for this art.

Lourdes Church

This church is located near to Rock-Fort Teppakulam. Church of our Lady of Lourdes is the replica of the Basillica of Lourdes, the world famous place of pilgrimage in Southern France.

Nadhirsha Dharga

The dharga is the important holy place for muslims in Trichy. It was built more than 1000 years. A famous festival ‘urs’ is celebrated in the mosque. Devotees from many places visit this Dharga and believe that they get self satisfaction.

Buddism in Trichy

Region Achraya Budha Duttha Mahathera born in Chola country also lived in Vurakaburam (Woraiyur) around 5 AD. He has Written Madurathaivilasini and Abithavatharam in relation to his living in Tiruchirapalli and his works speaks in volumes about the greatnes of Chola country, Boothamangalam, Poompuhar etc. Six feet stone statue was found in Mangalam village in the Aravan temple.

Grand Anaicut - Kallanai

Not far from the island is one of the greatest engineering marvels of India. The Grand Anaicut built by Karikalan Chola in the 2nd century A.D. to harness the waters of the cauvery. Made of stone, the dam is 329 m long and 20 m wide and still very much in use.

Government Museum

This is located on Bharathidasan Road. Bronze and stone sculptures are on display here. The museum is open on all days except Fridays.

Mukkombu (Upper Anaicut)

18 km from Trichy. At the head of the Srirangam Island, there is another dam called Upper Anaicut or Mukkombu which is about 685 m long. Constructed in the 19th century across Kollidam. This dam has been forced into three sections instead of one long stretch 1’ because of the shape of the island.

Pachamalai

80 km from Trichy. Pachamalai is a spreading green hill range via Thuraiyur. It is a picnic spot to enjoy nature. Pachai means green and the place is Lush green and is known for the tribal.

Planetarium

5 Km from Trichy. Anna Science Centre/Planetarium is located on Pudukkottai Road, near Airport . Programmed in Tamil and English versions are shown daily.

Puliancholai

72 km from Trichy. a place of scenic beauty. This forest area is cool and green with I the added attraction of the small water falls and a stream. Puliancholai is a beautiful place for one day excursion.

Grand Anaicut - Kallanai

Not far from the island is one of the greatest engineering marvels of India. The Grand Anaicut built by Karikalan Chola in the 2nd century A.D. to harness the waters of the cauvery. Made of stone, the dam is 329 m long and 20 m wide and still very much in use.

Ramakrishna Mutt Thirupparaithurai

It has been started during 1949 by respected Ramaswamy Adikal .During 1950, The Primary School for the Orphan and later upgraded as High School. Only boys who’s having no parents are admitted Gurugulam Method is practised. Any time of the year from First Std To Eight Std admission is being made. Nearly 300 children are Studying.

Ragavendrar Mutt - Srirangam

Ragavendra temple at Rugavendra Mutt lies at Srirangam .The life of the saint has been displayed here by paintings.

Sai Baba Meditation Centre

The Shridi Sai Baba Temple visited by all faith is located at km.. . Tiruchirappalli- Viralimalai Road. The life history of Shridi Sai Baba is depicted in paintings here.

VVS Iyer Memorial

Selfless and dedicated and joined hands with those great patriots Maha Kavi Bharathiyar and Aravinder of Pondicherry in the freedom struggle against the British and helped to spread patriotic fervor among people. He was great writer, who established Tamil Gurukula to give occasional training along with education.

Trichy Rock Fort

The 83 meter high Trichy : Rock Fort is the only outcrop in the otherwise flat land of the city. The rock is one of the oldest in the world approximately 3,800 million years, which makes it as old as the rocks of Greenland and older than the Himalayas. 344 steps hewn out of rock lead to the top where there are inscriptions dating back to the 3rd century B.C.

Srirangam Temple

Srirangam Temple is about 7 km from Trichy. The district most important pilgrim centre in Trichy. Srirangam, surrounded by the waters of river cauvery on one side and its tributary Kollidam on the other, is a 600 acre island-town enclosed within the seven walls of the gigantic Sri Ranganathaswami Temple. There are 21 gopurams, among which the Rajagopuram is the largest in South India. The 72m high 13-tiered gopuram was built in 1987 and dominates the landscape for miles around, while the remaining 20 gopurams were built between the 14th and 17th centuries.

Thiruvanaikkaval (Jambu)

5 km from Trichy. The Sri Jambukeshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva and has five concentric walls and seven gopurams. It is built around a Siva Lingam partly submerged in water that comes from a spring in the sanctum sanctorum, Non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple.

Samayapuram

20 km from Trichy. This is a very important place of pilgrimage, famous for its temple dedicated to the Goddess Samayapuram Mariamman.

Ayyapan Temple

Located near the district court of Trichy, is a peaceful temple and attracts many people in all week days. This temple is famous for it discipline and neatness.

Gunaseelam

24 km from Trichy on the North bank of Cauvery River. in Triuchirapalli Musiri Road. There is a Vaishnavite Temple and the name of the God is Lord Prasanna Venkateshwarar.

Thiruvellarai

Sri Pundareekaksha Perumal Temple, at Thiruvellarai, 25 km away from Tiruchirapalli town, is very ancient and it is the foremost of the 108 Divya Desams sanctified by the songs rendered by Azhwars. Mangalasasanam has been made to this shrine by Periazhwar and Thirumangai Azhwar.

Vayaloor

8 km from Trichy. Located on the outskirts of Trichy. There is a small Lord Muruga Temple set in the midst of lush green vegetation.

Uthamar Koil

Uthamar Koil in Karumbanur is one of the most famous shrines in 108 Vaishnavik Padalshtalam. This temple is situated eight kilometers North of Trichy Fort Station , 4 km North of Srirangam Railway station. Here is the temple where the Lord Creator – Brahma, the lord for the well being of the universe – Vishnu and the destroyer of universe – Siva take their abode. This place is also known as “ Kadambavanam” or “Trimurthishektram”.

Trichy Area      5114 sq. km
Trichy Population    24,18,366 (Census 2001)
Trichy Rainfall  746.8 mm (Annual)
Trichy Climate Max  37.2 °C Min 20.6°C
Trichy Std Code   0431
Trichy to Chennai  316 km
Trichy Passport Enquery 0431-2707011
Trichy Airport Enquery 0431-2341601
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