Trichy TourismTiruchirappalli, the district which dwells alongside the river Kaveri is fondly called as Trichy by Tamil people. Trichy is a unique place where the environment is multicolored with a delicate shuffle of ethnic and contemporary characteristics. Tiruchirappalli was once reigned by some of the famous ancient Tamil kingdoms like Cholas and Pandyas and later by Sultanates, Bisnagar kingdom, Nayaka kingdom, Nawabs and finally by British.
The fact that Trichy was governed by a series of different kingdoms, acclaims the ancientness of the place as several religious sites and monuments stand tall enduring the age-old heritage and culture. Archaeological data has adequate acknowledgment of the name 'Uraiyur', a minuscule suburban area located near the city having a history going back prior to 2 BCE.
Religious Places in TrichyThe city of Tiruchirappalli is often referred as 'Rock city' citing the world-famous rock fort temple located in the city. The rock fort temple, one of the major landmarks of the district is a 272.3-foot high rock temple (Ucchi Pillayar Koil).
Tiruchirappalli is surrounded by religious sites on all directions which include temples like Srirangam Sri Ranganatha Temple, Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeshwara Temple, Uraiyur Vekkaliamman Temple, Vayalur Murugan Temple, Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, churches like Teppakulam Lady of Lourdes Church, St John's Church, St Joseph's Church and mosques like Chowk Maidan Masjid, Begam Saiba Masjid, Pannadibee Dargah and so on.
Picnic and Shopping Options of Trichy
Not just religious sites, but Tiruchirappalli tourism offers a wide assortment of tourist options such as Mukkombu Picnic Spot, Ponnaniyaru Dam, Puliancholai, Pachamalai, Thalamalai, Government Museum and many more options. Furthermore, Trichy is a dream destination for shopaholics as NSB Road, Teppakulam Burma Bazaar and Singara Thoppu houses thousands of mini and magnanimous outlets where one can get anything to everything.
Trichy Food OptionsThe famous vegetarian eating houses like Vasantha Bhavan, Hotel Ragunath and traditional non-vegetarian restaurants like Muniyandi Villas, Hotel Kannappa, road side food stalls, and Turkey biryani during festivals, Iyengar bakeries, Sweets and savories and what not, Tiruchirappalli is sure to offer refined sensuous enjoyment to visitors.
Trichy Quick FactsDistrict – Tiruchirappalli
Nicknames – Trichy/Rock city
Best time to visit – Throughout the year
Important Bus stands – Chatram Bus Stand, Trichy Central Bus stand
Important Railways stations - Tiruchirappalli Junction TPJ, Town Station TPTN, Fort station TP
Airport - Trichy International Airport (5 km away from city center)
Travel within city – Local buses, Auto rickshaws, Share Autos
Tiruchirappalli Travel Help LinesSTD Code 0431
Airport Enquiry 2420321
Railway Enquiry 2461362
Central Bus stand SETC 2460992, 2460680
Chatram Bus Stand TNSTC 2700993
Tamil Nadu Tourist office101,Williams Road
Trichirapalli 620 001
Tel : 2460136