Top Tourist Places to Enjoy In Trichy (Tiruchirappalli)

Trichy or Trichirapalli is a small yet beautiful city located on the riverbanks of Kaveri in Tamilnadu State. This city is known for its collection of temples and the rock fort. This city is laid with monuments that are noted for its architectural marvels. Being one of the oldest inhabited cities in Southern India, it’s a cultural hub and an important tourist destination in Tamil Nadu.

Trichy is at prime beauty throughout the year in South India. Due to its geographical location, the city is mildly humid than the surrounding areas. Thus, it is better to avoid the summer season, which starts in March and ends in June. Since most of the attractions are sightseeing and many of them lie a little away from the city center, it is difficult to scale the whole place during rainy season. Thus, avoid July to September. October to March is the winter season. The attractions will be at prime beauty, you can spot interesting bird species during this season. The dams and water bodies will be filled with water during this season. Read here about the top tourist places to visit in Trichy or Tiruchirappalli:

1. Rockfort Ganapathi Temple

Located on a huge rock, this temple is one of the oldest temples in the country. The rock on which the temple stands is as old as the Himalayan Mountains. Following 344 steps, the main temple area starts. The temple has shrines for many Gods and Goddess of Hindu mythology. The temple was built in 7th century.

Rockfort Temple, Trichy

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2. Kallanai Dam

A little away from the city Centre, the Kallanai dam and the park surrounded it are top tourists attractions. The entry to the dam is free whereas, the park charges INR 5 per head for entry. Built 2000 years ago, this dam is one of the oldest water regulation system in the world. The dam provides wonderful scenic view. It is also an important birdwatching spot if you are visiting at the right season. Sunset view from the dam is a must-visit activity here.

Kallanai Dam, Trichy

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3. Vekkaliamman Temple

Dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, this temple was built many centuries ago. Every year, this temple engages six festivals, which includes many cultural activities, shopping stall and others. The temple is specifically left without a roof. It is an important pilgrim spot and thus, it will be very crowded during auspicious days and religious festivals.

Vekkaliamman Temple, Trichy

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4. Makkombu

Makkombu is a small picnic spot which holds garden, fishing area and others. Boating facilities are also available here. Boating and fishing facilities are available only during tourism season. The region is famous among tourists for strolling, relaxing and enjoying the evening. If you visit during off-season, the region will be secluded for you to enjoy with your special ones.

Makkombu, Trichy

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5. Ranganathaswamy Temple

This 9th century temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is famous for its ancient Dravidian architecture. You can find many statues and carving in this 156 acre covering temple. The 72 tier temple tower is an interesting attraction of this temple.

Ranganathaswamy Temple, Trichy

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6. Puliancholai Falls

This terrace waterfall is a picnic spot. The serene surrounding and pristine water body make the place more beautiful. The place will not be very crowded and thus, you can enjoy a relaxed time in this region.

Puliancholai Falls, Trichy

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7. Jambukeshwara Temple

This ancient 2nd century temple is a major pilgrimage site and tourist attraction. You can find many tourists visiting this temple to enjoy the carvings and paintings that explain many mythological stories. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and you can find many Dravidian styled architectural elements in the temple.

Jambukeshwara Temple, Trichy

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Apart from these, there are numerous temples and sightseeing spots to visit in Trichy. While on your vacation, you ought to taste the local cuisine. The cuisine is rich with spices and has a unique method of using meat in every delicacy.

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