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One day Trip from Trichy

Tired and bored with the routine lifestyle? Are you looking for an escape from all the tensions at work and looking for a relaxation? Well, nothing much can be done as it happens to everyone in this fast paced world and how a person handles his/her boring lifestyle really matters. It is always going to be helpful and preferable to take some time off from all your tensions and go for a short trip to explore places and spend some quality time with your friends and family. What is more, it will not hurt you financially as short trips can do wonders in freshen up your mind and body.

What are you waiting for? Plan your trip carefully, pack your bags, hit the road, explore places, enjoy the quality time, forget about your tensions back home and recharge yourself. Planning a one day trip from Trichy is quite easy as the city is literally located in the geographic midpoint of the state. Especially, Trichy city is located pretty close to a lot of significant tourist destinations like Thanjavur, Kumbakonam and many other important tourist locations. Let's explore some of the most well-liked spots that can be included in the travel plan of one day trip from Trichy. Find below some of the popular places for a one day trip from Trichy. Find below some of the popular sites for a one day trip from Trichy

Brihadeeswarar Temple

Brihadeeswarar Temple, fondly called as Peruvudaiyar Kovil or Thanjavur Periya Kovil (Tanjore Big Temple) is a must visit religious site located just 46 km away from the city centre of Trichy.
Brihadeeswarar Temple Thanjavur

The Tanjore Big Temple is widely regarded as one of the finest illustration of Tamil architecture established during the Chola dynasty (one among the longest-ruling powerful dynasties in the history of South India). Also, the Brihadeeswarar Temple which was constructed by the famous Emperor Raja Raja Cholan is believed as one of the most prominent temple complexes in the country. Built around 11th century AD, the Brihadeeswarar Temple is listed in the world heritage sites adjudged by the UNESCO.

Quick Facts:   

Primary deity: Lord Shiva
Important festivals: Maha Shivaratri

Distance from Trichy: 46 km

Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 9.00 PM
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 9.00 PM

Time required for the visit: 3 to 4 hours

Best time to Visit: Throughout the year

Facilities available: Restrooms, cameras allowed, lockers

Note: Pets not allowed

Thanjavur Maratha Palace

Thanjavur Maratha Palace widely recognized as the Aranmanai by the local population is the original residence of the Bhonsle family line that dominated the Thanjvaur region from 1674 to 1855.
Tanjore Palace

Built during 1633-74 CE by the rulers of Thanjavur princedom of Tamil Nadu, the palace served as the functionary abode of the Thanjavur Maratha. The awe inspiring complex comprises of six major attractions which include Durbar Hall, Raja Serfoji Memorial Hall, Sadar Mahal, the Queen's Court, Saraswathi Mahal Library and the Royal Palace Museum.

Quick Facts:

Distance from Trichy: 55 km

Location: Heart of the town (Thanjavur)

  • Stupefying architecture that reflects the culture of Nayaks and Marathas
  • Various paintings maintained in the Durbar Hall
  • Massive portrayals of Maratha rulers
  • Fantastic archways
  • Bell tower
Timings: 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM and 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM (All seven days of the week)

Time required for the visit: 3 to 4 hours

Saraswathi Mahal Library

Tanjore Maharaja Serfoji's Sarasvati Mahal Library widely called as Thanjavur Saraswathi Mahal Library is considered as one of the oldest libraries in the continent.
Thanjavur Library

The Thanjavur Saraswathi Mahal Library exhibits a unique ingathering of manuscripts made out of dried out palm leaves and composition scripted in English, Hindi and South Indian languages. The library collection consists of over 60,000 books, although only a small part of these is on presentation. The library is in a process of publishing rare manuscripts and securing all books are saved on microfilm. The library is fully computerized and the process of digitalizing the manuscripts is presently shaping up.

Quick Facts:

Establishment: 1700 AD

Location and Contact Details:
Saraswathi Mahal Library, E Main Road, Thanjavur - 613001
Telephone: 04362-34107
Email: sarasvatimahal@vsnl.com

Timings: 10:00 AM to 05: 30 PM (Wednesdays holiday)

Time requires for visit: 2 to 3 hours

Note: No entry fee

Some of the other tourist attractions that can be included in the itinerary of one day trip from Trichy include

  • Shivaganga Fort
  • Schwartz Church
  • Darasuram
  • Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam
  • Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam
  • Mahamaham Tank, Kumbakonam
  • Bhagavatha Padithurai Ghat, Kumbakonam
  • Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham Mutt, Kumbakonam
  • Swamy Malai, Kumbakonam
  • Gangaikonda Cholapuram

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